The weather is warming up, and you know what that means: The return of tiki season! We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting close. To kick off the start of the season, Forbidden Island, a new tiki bar in Alameda, is having a grand opening tonight. I discovered this via a post on Humu Kon Tiki, which reads in part:
I’ve gotten a sneak peek at the menu, and it alone is exciting. There are a few new creations I’m dying to try, and there are a lot of old traditional cocktails that are delicious yet hard to come by in today’s bars. And knowing Martin, you can bet that he will make absolutely sure each and every drink on the menu is served right — I’ve listened (kind of) to him jabber on for seemingly hours about which Falernum is the best. “Passion” does not describe Martin’s feelings on the subject of tropical drink making — “obsession” comes a lot closer. The drinks are all going to be made with only fresh-squeezed juices, premium spirits and natural ingredients. Even their maraschino cherries are made with natural colors and flavors, and no preservatives.
She also says tonight’s opening will be “batshit insane, but in a good way”. The bar opens at 5:00; we’ll be heading over there after the Maker Faire this afternoon.