Tag Archives: Coffee

Dark Isles Blitz: Drunkard of the Black Lagoon

“You know Joey, they just don’t get me man. All I want is some love, I mean that and fish.”, the Gill-man said at our swim up bar. “Hey Gil, We’re all misunderstood around here, lets see if we can’t … Continue reading

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All L.I.T. Up: Lost Island Iced Coffee

Sometimes you get in a rut and need a break. We’re coming up on having done 5 years of Rated R Cocktails. So I guess you can call the past month of silence a vacation of sorts. It’s the longest … Continue reading

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Tiki and Love Poison

Valentine’s day is near and much like love, Tiki can be complicated. If ever you attend the comedy that is me bartending you’ll notice I have a few cheat sheets. After all Tiki is a game of odd measurements and … Continue reading

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Remember When This Was Fun?

That’s what I asked myself this Summer. Rated R Cocktails used to be a glee filled expression of my love of Tiki and hell just making drinks. At some point I lost that fun aspect. Blogging just became a job … Continue reading

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Dark Isle Luau: Darkness Falls

“Darkness falls across the land The midnight hour is close at hand Creatures crawl in search of blood To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood” -Vincent Price; excerpt from Thriller Ah October, the glorious herald of Halloween and a month long party here … Continue reading

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The Rose of Mahina

Coconut month nears it’s end and brother it’s been fun. We’ve made a drink with every drinkable coconut product I can think of and I still probably missed a few. I hope you’ve thought of some fun uses for coconut … Continue reading

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When Things Get Hairy go Nuts!

“I Saw a Werewolf drinking a Pina Colada at Trader Vic’s; his hair was perfect.” – Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon.   Coconut cream makes bar snobs bristle. It’s sticky, sweet, clings to your shaker and jigger. You have to … Continue reading

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Hot Tiki: Fanning those MxMo Flames

We find ourselves sadly late this month when it comes to MxMo time. However we’re very fond of The Straight Up and the theme Anise. It’s suitable that such a fragrant spice should be used this month as we ourselves … Continue reading

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Mixing with Mystics

Usually I, JFL, am the mastermind behind the drinks you see presented here. I come up with an idea and try it different ways letting my house full of tasters sample them until I think they are perfect. It gets … Continue reading

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Maybe…Beer Tiki

Sometimes inspiration comes from odd places. Like drinking beer on your porch in the dark while listening to the Ink Spots for example. We’ve all been there right? Well even if you don’t know who the Ink Spots are I’m … Continue reading

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