New Merch for Spike's Breezeway Cocktail Hour

In celebration of the completion of the Breezeway remodel, Spike's Breezeway Cocktail Hour is releasing a whole bunch of brand new merch! All of the merch was designed by @LarissaPinupArt with direction by Spike.

The brand new glasses are heavy duty double old-fashioned style Mai Tai glasses featuring a pin-up hula girl, the Breezeway lagoon, the hut, and even Sparky! Comes with two glasses to the set (not sold individually).

We finally designed swizzle sticks! My idea to Larissa was to create a swizzle stick that would be a pinup girl sitting on the edge of the cocktail. I've never seen this done before! I think she did a great job in making that dream come to fruition. 

Each set comes with 8 swizzle sticks and of two of the each colors. 
Flamingo Pink, Fresh Mint, Tangerine Orange, and Lagoon Blue.

Our biggest project to date has been the Breezeway match books. I always loved the matches of the 1940's - 1960's, utilizing the ability to print on the matches. We took a classic bachelor pad approach to our matches! Hope you dig them!  

All of the merch can be found at 

Get it while you can, this stuff usually sells out quickly and once it's gone, we probably won't make more. Aloha!

The Hula Girls return to Long Beach on Sun, July 17th


"Escape to Secret Island" takes place in a maze of speakeasies and hidden passages amid a labyrinth of bars, restaurants and music halls. You will have a totally unique experience! 

It's a Sunday matinee party with an endless variety of experiences to see, taste and hear.
It's a music festival with three stages and four bars on three floor levels of tiki paradise.
It's a learning experience with seminars, a sponsored rum-tasting and a tiki-tender mixologist contest.
It's an art show and all-encompassing lifestyle shopping experience.

Mostly, it's a fun way to enjoy Polynesian / Tiki / Hawaiian food, drinks and music in 34,000 square feet of downtown Long Beach at Shannon's Corner, an historic art deco palace.

Sun. July 17 from 11 - 6 pm at 201 Pine Ave. at Broadway in downtown Long Beach.
The tiki gods are pleased!

Musical line-up on three stages:

The Hula Girls
Shorty's Swingin' Coconuts
Jill Martini & The Shrunken Heads
Little Kahuna
Robby Ravenwood
DJ Dr. Nate
DJ Nuria

Featured Seminar with Sven Kirsten:
"The Escapist Concepts of the Home Tiki Bar"
More seminar titles to come...

Tiki-Tender Mixologist contest (limited to 6 contestants)
Amateur Hula Dance contest with various prizes

4 sponsors allow you to sample their products and learn about each brand.

Home Tiki Bartender Buyer's Guide

I often get people asking me about creating a list of things to buy so that they can make excellent vintage tiki cocktails at home. Here is that list! And if you use my affiliate links, you will help to support Spike's Breezeway Cocktail Hour!


The book that started it all for me was Beachbum Berry's Grog Log. While everyone thought that 'tiki drinks' were a mess of grenadine, pineapple juice, and Bacardi, Jeff Berry was searching out the real recipes and the stories behind them. My two favorites by him are his first one, the Grog Log, and the book that tells the stories of the bartenders and places that made tiki what it is; Sippin' Safari. Everything by Jeff is great though.          

The book that took everything to the next level was by our buddy Martin Cate. His book, Smuggler's Cove goes into depth about the flavor profiles and distillation techniques of different rums. He guides us through all of the different syrups that you'll need on your cocktail-creating journey as well as the reasons for using fresh fruit and being specific about your ice. It is an all-emcompasing (and beautiful) book.

Cocktail Syrups

Since the beginning of Spike's Breezeway Cocktail Hour, BG Reynolds has contributed to making the cocktails on our show taste incredible.

If I were to recommend four syrups to buy (rather than make yourself) they would be the Orgeat, Falernum, Grenadine, and Passion Fruit Syrups. Some of these are easier to make at home than the others, but why bother when BG has them all packaged up for you and tasting delightful?

Ever since inventing the Breezeway Cocktail, I've had people ask me where to find the required ginger syrup. Here ya go! I haven't tried other ginger syrups, but the label of 'Fiery' on the Liber & Co bottle sold me on it!

If you DO decide that you want to try your hand at making syrups, I would suggest these 17oz bottles. They secure with a latching rubber stopper at the top (very sad that they didn't use a cork) and they come with a little rubber funnel and a cleaning brush. These bottles have been great to me and you feel like a true cocksmith while using them.

Assorted Bar Supplies

My favorite juice squeezer is the Chef'n (Lemon) FreshForce Citrus Juicer. The way that the tool is hinged makes squeezing fruit really easy. Innovative dual-gear mechanism increases pressing power to reduce hand fatigue. Durable nylon and stainless steel construction ensures a long lifetime of use.

OXO Steel Angled Measuring Jigger is what I use on the show and in my own kitchen. 
It features both tablespoons as well as ounces. Easy to read, consistent, and dishwasher safe. 

I've never used the Cocktail Kingdom Koriko Small Weighted Shaking Tin before, but everything that I've ever bought from Cocktail Kingdom as been of incredible quality... It's also been kinda expensive. So if you want to be fancy, buy this thing, if you just want to get the job done, you absolutely don't need this. Get a reasonable cocktail shaker from someone like Barfly.

The Shun Classic Utility Knife may be overkill for home bartending but it sure feels good in your hand. I didn't know anything about these knives until my buddy from the Ballistic Barbecue YouTube channel gave me one! Between a chef’s knife and a paring knife in size, the Shun Classic Utility Knife has a narrower and straighter blade, affording power and precision when cutting a variety of ingredients. Certainly not necessary for home bartending, but I had to mention it!

Hamilton Beach 727B Classic DrinkMaster Drink Mixer

Our top-down mixer in the Breezeway is from the 1940's, so I can't vouch for the quality of this one, but it is made by the same company. At about 40 bucks, it's not much of a gamble. The top-town mixer is essential to so many Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic cocktails. It is essential in mixing as well as aerating the drink, creating the perfect mouth-feel in the drink. 

GE Profile Opal | Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

Ice is often overlooked in home bartending. It's one of the things that separates your average home bar cocktails from the libations that you come across at world-class tiki bars like Smuggler's Cove, False Idol, Strong Water, or other 'craft' tiki bars. Good ice is a total game-changer.

This machine is not cheap, but it can create (24 pounds per day!!) of the perfect pebble ice for your tiki drinks. Schedule fresh ice, monitor your ice maker’s status and order accessories, all through the app on your smartphone via built-in Bluetooth connectivity. Begin enjoying your first batch of ice in 20 minutes or less with the rapid production of this countertop ice maker.  

I don't know how I ever got by making tiki cocktails without this machine.

Bonus stuff

Because paper straws are a bumout and no one wants to party with Smooshy the Straw... Surfside Sips have been with us since the beginning. I really like their natural colored bamboo-styled straws for tiki cocktails.

So one day this guy reaches out to me on Instagram. He goes, 'Hey, I'm gonna bring the hanging lantern garnish back...' I remember thinking, 'that sounds cool but let me know when you actually do it.' Then he did (to my amazement)... And now we're buddies.

Tiki's long lost and most elusive garnish has returned. Out of production for nearly 40 years, the Kon-Tigo Tiki Bar is very proud to have been able to authentically recreate the hanging Chinese lantern pick. Based on the vintage hanging lantern picks produced in the 1950's and 1960's, this beautiful lantern comes in six colors; blue, red, green, yellow, pink, and orange. Each pack comes assorted with a variety of colors. 

Hanging Lantern Pick

If you watch our cocktail show on a regular basis, you'll notice that the majority of our drinks are either made in the glassware that the drink was originally served in or in a 'double-bucket' style Mai Tai glass. Until Spike's Breezeway Cocktail Hour comes out with another custom glass set, I would certainly direct your attention over to the record label that The Hula Girls are on, Hi-Tide Recordings. Not only do they have all kinds of well designed glasses, but you can pick up music by The Hula Girls, the Surfrajettes, and even the Breezeway Cocktail Hour theme song (Neon Jungle by Black Flamingos) on vinyl!

Hi-Tide Drinkware

If you're gonna have a cocktail show about tiki cocktails, you had better have your own custom tiki mug, right? I reached out to David O'Connell of the Shrunken Monkey to create The Breezeway Cocktail Hour's first ever tiki mug. It is currently available for pre-order and mug should start shipping after the end of the year. 

Well, I hope that helps to get you started in making some delicious tiki cocktails. As for the rums and the fruits, you're on your own for now. Remember that fresh ingredients and better quality rum will always get you better (and tastier) results. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Aloha! Due to obvious reasons, The Hula Girls have all but been dry-docked for the last year. We were excited about big shows at the Bali Hai for Tiki Oasis and for the Lowbrow Luau in Long Beach but well, you know... 

That doesn't mean that we're just hibernating. We've been busy!

If you haven't already seen, Spike has started a YouTube show called Spike's Breezeway Cocktail Hour, discovering a myriad of traditional tiki cocktails with friends who are burlesque performers, artists, punk rockers, surfboard shapers, pinup models, hotrod builders... All kinds of people from our little weird scene. It's part cocktail instruction show and part interview show... And sometimes kinda funny. 

Please be sure to subscribe to our channel and hit the notification bell so that you'll always be notified when a brand new cocktail video comes out!

Speaking of the cocktail show, we are announcing our BRAND NEW vintage inspired "Breezeway Cocktail Hour" double bucket glass on Friday. But since you're in the know, you get to see it now. 


The glass is designed by Spike Marble and all of the masks depicted are the masks that hang in the Breezeway, behind the bar; All carved by the legendary Leroy Schmaltz of Oceanic Arts.  

And with some new products, come a total redesign of our web store. Masthead logo is designed by the incredible Scott Suguchi. 

We also added our most recent Hi-Tide Recordings 45 to the shop!

Also, for Halloween, Spike embarked on a solo project music video with drummer, Vincent Minervino of Black Flamingos/ Hi-Tide Recordings, and with horror pinup model Miss Larissa @murderqueen on IG.  

Take a look!

We hope you're all doing well out there and we hope to perform for you again soon!

New music on Spotify!

Go pour yourself some rum and let this record roll around... digitally.

The Hula Girls new single “The Enchanted Sea” now streaming! 
Taken from the band’s self-titled extended-play 45 - out May 15!

A brand new music video!

I'm happy to announce a welcome diversion from the world's current situation. 

This Friday evening at 6:30 Pacific time, The Hula Girls will be releasing our brand new
music video for a song made famous by the godfather of tiki music, Martin Denny. 

It may be our finest musical performance.... and certainly our most cinematic presentation ever. 

The premiere will be on our YouTube channel:

'The Enchanted Sea' music video features acting by Veronica Velvet, Audrie Loraine, Kiki FlambĂ©, Marlena Khramova, Rebecca Rose, Julie Mullins, Kelly Merrill, Donnie Chartier, Kevin Stewart, Dave Estala, Zack and Rochelle Arant, Dano Forte, and Gus Economu as 'the sailor.' 

•Filmed on location at #thebreezewaycm by Timothy Potter and Spike
•Direction and story by Spike
•Edited by Spike with assistance by Michael Lander
• Set building with assistance by Josh Winderman
• Video production @spikeandthecamera_media

Join us! 
Set a reminder! 
We can't wait to share it with you all! 

Our four-song 45 on Hi-Tide Recordings will go on presale at that time as well. 
Order at

Save the Date! Mug Release!

We are having our tiki mug release party in conjunction with our Viva Las Vegas tiki after party! Our own Shorty Poole is going to open the show with his new band, The Rhythm Rousers, playing wild 1950's rock n roll.

If you bought one of our Tiki Diablo-sculpted 10 Year Anniversary mugs, you can pick them up at the show. If you can't make it to the show, they will be mailed right out to you after the event.

We hope you can make the scene!