Sunday, August 12, 2007

Orchids of Hawaii Bartenders' Guide / Catalog (1981)

'Orchids of Hawaii' (based in New York) was a tiki bar supply wholesaler.

This handy guide comes to us from the Collection of Rev. E. M. Camarena.

He was generous enough to send it along, and has the following to say - -

"In the spirit of learning to share, I present the attached.
It is a small tiki drink guide from the mid 1980s.

"The company was a marvelous source for all things exotic.

"They went under many years ago, but they sold many swell items like cocktail monkeys (which, contrary to common opinion, do not dangle from a cocktail by the tail – they sit on the rim and their arms hold a cherry or olive) and the delightfully named 'Skewer of Many Uses', among other items."

Mahalo, Rev! Hipahipa!

LOVE the drink descriptions. Makes me wish I drank...

8 comments:

MrBaliHai said...

Very cool. Mahalo!

ally. said...

we'll drink then for you sweetie just as soon as i can find some elephant picks and the worlds maddest glasses.
these are going to brighten up the suumer no end - cheers
x

WEISSMAN said...

great booklet! I'm getting an awful headache just looking at it...

Gavin Elster said...

Holy bahooka what a find!

yesyesyes said...

Thanks !! You and the Reverend are the Man(s).

Junk Thief said...

Oooh, thanks. This should be so handy for my Labor Day Tiki Party!

Arvo said...

THANKS! I've been wanting to explore more non-rum drink options of the exotic kind lately...

mendy said...

Thanks for posting this booklet! It is quite beautiful (in that wacky tiki way), and I'm grateful to have recipes for some of my Benihana mugs.

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