Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ANNIVERSARY PLAYGROUND


                             ✰ CHEERS ! 6 MONTHS & STILL COCKTAILING ! ✰
                                                                           ❤
                              THANX TO ALL COCKTAIL PLAYGROUNDERS !!!!!




                                                                   PLAYGROUND "

                                Silver Tequila + Lemon + Lime ~ Muddled ~ Garnished w/ Mint


XOXO ~ 

COCKTAIL PLAYGROUND

                                                                                              P.S. New Post Coming Soon !


Saturday, September 15, 2012

THE WHALER

With Temperatures Ranging  93 ༠ - 104 ༠
It's Best to Just Crawl to the Beach on Top a Roof Top Deck...

                                               That be The " VENICE WHALER " ~

















" WASHINGTON APPLE "


  Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey
  Hiram Walker Sour Apple Schnapps
  Cranberry Juice


FRESH & CRISP !

Just The Cure for a Hot Summer Night ~ CHEERS !!!!!!



                                                                          Welcome !



We're Going UP !


               Up We GO  ~  There's an Upstairs OutDoor Deck !     Upstairs & Downstairs Full Bar ~
                                                                  ( ROCK & ROLL THEME )



                                                  Let's Get To the Outside Deck / Patio !

It's Soooo HOT ! But We were able to catch a Great Breeze / Beach Air & Just Plain Old " Beachy , Boozy , Buzzy Arena of Splash " !


                                                     We are Looking Right Out , Perfect Seating !


                There's Music , Sports to Watch , Karaoke & of Course Full Bars Up & Down Stairs!


We Gonna Have Another :
                                                         " WASHINGTON APPLE "


                                                       Beach Art / Graffiti ~    Loving It ~~~~



                                                                 From SunSet to Night Falls -

                               After a Few Bottoms Up , We have surely Cooled Down ~~~~~~~




                                                        Down Stairs Bar , Festive Also .......
Time to Go ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Ok , We are gonna Go Now  ☞


                                            Night Night , Surely We Will Sleep Tight !  ☯  ☮  ❤

http://www.venicewhaler.com/



Sunday, September 9, 2012

TIKI - TI

" TIKI - TI "'
A Tiny Capsule , When Opened ,
Explodes with the Pouring of A World Wind of TROPICAL COCKTAILS !


















" SQUEAKY TIKI "

  Cazadores Tequila
  Lime Juice
  Squirt Soda


Be Ready for Blast ! Kaboom ! Woo Wee ! to your Taste Buds !


                                                              We're About to Enter ~


                                                                        In  We GO!


                           ADJUST your VISION , You may not be able to Focus Right Away !



                          It's A SHRINE , paying Homage to the " TIKI Culture " ~ Kitsch !

Tiki Gods , Mask & Carvings , Tropical Murals , Hula Girl Bobble Heads , Lava Stone , Bamboo , Woven Fish Traps , Indoor Fountains / Waterfall / Lagoon , Palm Tree Motifs & Much !
 Much ! MORE !!!!!!!!




                                                               An Old Carved Menu !


              Note Cards Plaster the Walls with Names , Date & Messages from Loving Patrons ~



                            Closer Views to Help You Decipher this Exotic Themed MAZE ✺

                                                        Let's Order Something More ~


       Michael & his Sons Mike & Mark carry on the Tradition of the Original Founding Father
      " RAY BUHEN " ( Michael's Father ) Who Opened " TIKI - TI " in 1961 ~

                                                                    WE ORDER :



















" UGA BOOGA "

  Myer's Dark Rum
  Various Juices


You Must ! You Must ! You Must !

When You Order this Cocktail , the Bartender & Crowd Join in a Chanting " UGA BOOGA " as the
Rum is Poured Excessively & Vivaciously to make this Spell ! Stating this with Great Honor!
It's Well Endowed as all the Drinks Are!





In the Far Back Right Ceiling Corner , hangs a Video Monitor that Displays the Many Unique Cocktails that are served !


                                                           Donate a Vanity License Plate !


                                                                Watch a Surfer Flick ~


                                           Not just for the Staff , You Can Own One Too ~


On the Back Wall in the Slew of things , is a Picture of the Founding Father " RAY BUHEN " & License Plates that Name the Famous Mystery Drink : " RAY's MISTAKE "


                                             Believed to have been the Original Front Door .
                    The Hours of Operation are actually : Wed ~ Thurs ~ Fri ~ Sat  4pm - 2am

                                                            I Think We Just Might   ↴


                " UGA BOOGA " ! " UGA BOOGA " ! UGA BOOGA " ! " UGA BOOGA " !


Birds Tweeting , A Nice Quiet Breeze ~ WHAT ? ! ~ Is This Where We Were LAST NIGHT ?!







Sunday, September 2, 2012

LA TIMES / THE TASTE



Usually We start off with a Cocktail & A Recipe , But in this Case, We Must Take a Different Approach. With an Event of this Size & Caliber , We had to Put Things into Perspective !!!!!!

It Can be a Bit Overwhelming !


It's Somewhat like Spain's " RUNNING WITH THE BULLS " !

1 ST - Have Your Ticket Ready

Once they Check you in & search your Bag  ,  you then get this  ↴


WRIST BAND ~

⬋ Don't Forget to Grab Your ↴



Program Guide & Map , Most Important for Navigation !


Once You Get In , you can Pace Yourself & Get a Rhythm & Get into the Flow Of Things ~

It Becomes a Poetic Dance ~ ~ ~


Kind of a Controlled Chaos ✯



A MUST : " WATER " !


TENT to TENT , TOE to TOE , DRINKS & EATS , We're On The GO !


Ouuu , Let's Stop Here !         A Peach Bourbon Concoction = " THE BLVD "

 
Cocktail to the Right ⇪
( We were Double Fisted at Times ☺)


                                                                                 

Nice & Refreshing ~

Now Where To ?




" AMMO " Cafe ~ 1155 N. Highland Ave., LA., CA. 90038



" THE Tdago "

Vodka + Pineapple + Basil + Angostura Rum

( A Mini - Food Break is Needed )


Ok, We are Back in Action ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



" STELLA ARTOIS "   3 Types on TAP !


I Forgot About the 4th TAP !?


Mmmm ! That Was GOOD !

Sooo Many Giveaway Gifts ! Like The " STELLA ARTOIS " Glasses & Velvet Pouches !



" SVEDKA COLADA " Dome ~


" BULGARINI "


Let Us Visit this Tent .........



So , This Is What " PARADISE " is Made Of !



" CAORUNN GIN "


An Infused Apple / Gin Cocktail in the Makings ~~~~


Their Secret Weapon !


That's Not Hard To Make !


Marching Onward !



Anything & Everything You Might Want !


Even " CADILLAC' s " and not the One's you Drink  ⍨



" I'M NOT SURE WHAT THEY are Calling THIS ? "

But it's : Mezcal + Fresh Orange Juice + Lime Juice + Rimmed w/ Hot Chili Salt

My Lips Are Smacking !!!!!!


Thank You " GUELAGUETZA " ! I'll be Visiting You Sooon !


We Will Leave This For PART # 2 ..........

( MIXOLOGY COMPETITION in Part # 2 )


Bye For Now ~ PART # 2 Sooon !


TIL NEXT SEASON ☮