TIKI MONDAYS at Lani Kai have become their own mini-phenomenon. Helmed by Brian Miller, formerly of Death & Co and now behind Double Windsor Consulting, each week the event highlights a different partner bartender from around the city, and often a different sponsoring liquor brand. On Monday, November 21, Jim Meehan, the brains behind PDT and author of the new PDT Cocktail Book, will be behind the stick with Miller, offering up original and classic-riff Tiki cocktails. Banks Rum, which has become a bartender darling, is sponsoring the evening.
“I’m excited to get back behind the bar with Brian, who I tended bar with at the Pegu Club” says Meehan, who is normally associated more with austere brown spirit cocktails than with brightly colored, heavily garnished rum drinks. “He’s a good friend, super-talented bartender, and after spending most of the last two years on the shelf, he’s going to kick my ass!”
We are positive that a couple of island drinks (two specially priced drinks will be included on the menu) will get you in the right mindset to deal with the Thanksgiving holidays.
The upcoming schedule for Tiki Mondays in the downstairs lounge at Lani Kai include:
- November 21: Jim Meehan (PDT), featuring Banks Rum
- December 12: Damon Boelte (Prime Meats), featuring Famous Grouse Whisky
- December 19: Brother Cleve (considered the godfather of the Boston cocktail culture)
- January 9: Eryn Reece (Mayahuel)
Lani Kai is located at 525 Broome St, between Thompson and Sullivan. 646.596.8778
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