cocktails http://blog.wlrn.org en Bottoms Up: The Liquor & Wine Business In South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/bottoms-liquor-wine-business-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida may not have the valleys and vineyards of Napa Valley nor the hollows and oak barrels of Kentucky but the wine and liquor industry is here in its own unique way. &nbsp;Think mango wine not chardonnay, rum not bourbon and you've got the idea. &nbsp;</span></p><p>South Floridians can talk about rum the way oenophiles go on about wine. There are the aromas of the rum, the notes and the finish. There may be hints of chocolate, berries or citrus. &nbsp;For many outside of South Florida rum means one company:&nbsp;Bacardi. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:31:03 +0000 Tom Hudson 29313 at http://blog.wlrn.org Bottoms Up: The Liquor & Wine Business In South Florida Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Lift Open-Container Bans On Beach.. For Today http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-hollywood-lift-open-container-bans-beach-today <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re hoping to enjoy a beer on the beach this Fourth of July, you’ll be able to do so in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood for one day only.</span></p><p>Both cities have announced a one-day exception to their ordinances banning open containers of alcohol on the beach.</p><p>The reason for the ban is to keep beach-goers from disrespecting and disrupting the enjoyment of others while visiting the shore, said Fort Lauderdale mayor Jack Seiler. The city lifts the ban for special events.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Patience Haggin 16851 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Lift Open-Container Bans On Beach.. For Today Hukilau: 500 Years of Tropical Cocktails In Fort Lauderdale http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hukilau-500-years-tropical-cocktails-fort-lauderdale <p>This weekend, a devoted national and international crowd of devoted tiki-philes descends on Fort Lauderdale for The Hukilau. The<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/hukilau-where-exotica-gold-dust-and-tiki-culture-meet"> annual gathering&nbsp;celebrates the music</a>, history, and, of course, cocktails, associated with American midcentury tiki culture.</p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 15:24:25 +0000 Trina Sargalski 15412 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hukilau: 500 Years of Tropical Cocktails In Fort Lauderdale Check Out The Miami Bars Planting Gardens To Make You A Better Cocktail http://blog.wlrn.org/post/check-out-miami-bars-planting-gardens-make-you-better-cocktail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who's growing cocktails in their gardens? In a manner of speaking, Blackbird Ordinary and Broken Shaker are. The two Miami-Dade bars are growing plants they use to make simple syrups, infusions and garnishes. You can also grow your own "cocktail garden." Amy Stewart, author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Drunken Botanist</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, <a href="http://www.booksandbooks.com/event/amy-stewart-drunken-botanist-gables" target="_blank">visits Books &amp; Books this Friday</a>,&nbsp;and she'll be giving gardening tips.</span></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:36:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 12225 at http://blog.wlrn.org Check Out The Miami Bars Planting Gardens To Make You A Better Cocktail