Clough Club goes Tiki for Summer 2012

It has been a long time coming for our organization. You may have seen it during Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver 2012, you might even have seen a blender or two pop up at Cinema Public House for our “Cocktails & Dreams” night last year. Starting this Tuesday, April 17, The staff at Clough Club are bringing Tiki to Gastown. What started as as a light-hearted conversation between two bartenders has grown to a full-blown summer project.

In the spirit of Eric Ellestad’s project to re-create every cocktail listed in the Savoy Cocktail book, our very own Donnie “Bahama” Wheeler is about to embark on a similar voyage: To mix up every recipe in Jeff “Beachbum” Berry’s Beachbum Berry: Remixed.

Every Tuesday night from 6pm to close, Donnie will be mixing up a selection of Tiki Classics and not-so-classics for the Tiki enthusiast to imbibe. Two classic recipe books in one volume, fully stocked with over 200 cocktails to mix and play. The rules are pretty simple: 1) 2 or more cocktails a week featured 2) Stay true to the listed recipe (not brand specific) 3) Have as much fun as possible.¬†We’ll even Tiki-fi the room to give that Trader Vic feeling each week.

This week’s cocktail features are Navy Grog (Fresh lime, white grapefruit juice, soda water, honey, Puerto Rican rum, dark Jamaican rum & Demararra rum) the¬†Planters Punch (Fresh lime, sugar syrup, gold Jamaican rum, dark Jamaican rum, gold Virgin Islands rum, grenadine, falernum & Angostura bitters) and the Scorpion (Orange juice, lemon juice, orgeat, Puerto Rican rum & brandy). Those scorpions may even end up in bowls so be careful…

Whatever your flavor or Tiki preference. Make sure to make your way down to Donnie “Bahama’s” watering hole this Tuesday night. Bring your own Tiki mug if preferred (there are no false Idols during Tiki night). You may even catch a glimpse of “Tiki TK” which I can assure you, is not a sight to miss.

See you Tuesday.