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Jim Hayward at The Mai-Kai during The Hukilau in June 2017
 

UPDATED: The Atomic Grog presents new class and symposium at The Hukilau 2019
The Rums of The Mai-Kai, presented by The Atomic Grog at The Hukilau 2019
Hurricane Hayward of The Atomic Grog took guests on an virtual journey to the Caribbean to learn about the key rums and styles that have dominated The Mai-Kaiís acclaimed cocktails for more than 60 years. He was joined by rum expert Stephen Remsberg for an Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy class at Pier Sixty-Six hotel on June 8, and by Cocktail Wonk writer Matt Pietrek for an on-stage symposium at The Mai-Kai Grand Finale on June 9.
NEW: Hear Sunday's symposium on the Inside the Desert Oasis Room podcast
See the full preview plus last year's event recap and photos | Full 2019 recap coming soon!
NEW: Get detailed reports and photos on Tiki Central
The Atomic Grog presents new class and symposium at The Hukilau 2019
Photos, recap: How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai, the Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy class at Hukilau 2018

NEW: The Mai-Kai Walking Tour on Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast The Mai-Kai Walking Tour on Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast
It was an honor to participate in The Mai-Kai history tour with carver Will Anders and manager Kern Mattei. Itís a real Tiki museum audio walking tour. CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE PODCAST
The podcast is also available on all major podcasting platforms: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Previous podcast: Hurricane Hayward talks Mai-Kai cocktails with Marooned

Special event: 'Demerara Rum - The Mai-Kai's Secret Weapon' Demerara Rum: The Mai-Kai's Secret Weapon on Jan. 19, 2019, at The Mai-Kai
The Atomic Grog was pleased to present a special happy-hour talk during The Mai-Kai Takeover event
on Jan. 19, presented by the Magical Tiki Meet-Up and Retro Rekindled.
Click here to check out our full event recap, including photos and highlights of our Demerara rum discussion.
See also: Rums of The Mai-Kai include potent, funky flavors from Guyana and Jamaica

Florida bartender wins Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai Challenge at The Mai-Kai Florida bartender wins Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai Challenge at The Mai-Kai, earns trip to St. Lucia
On Oct. 30, 2018, I was one of the judges of the Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai Challenge at The Mai-Kai.
See the full coverage on the blog

The Atomic Grog on Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast The Atomic Grog on the Texas Tiki Podcast at The Mai-Kai
Listen to Hurricane Hayward and Texas Tiki and cocktail podcaster David Phantomatic in the Samoa Room at The Mai-Kai as they discuss (what else) the historic tropical drinks and influence of South Florida's Polynesian Palace.

How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai with Hurricane Hayward of The Atomic Grog
Sold out! How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai: I'm humbled and honored to have the first
Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy class to sell out at The Hukilau 2018 in June!
See the event photos

Jim Hayward at The Mai-Kai's 60th annversary in December 2016 in Fort Lauderdale
Hurricane Hayward at The Mai-Kai's 60th annversary celebration in December 2016 in Fort Lauderdale.
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