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South Shore Tiki Lounge’s Happy Hour and Interview with Josh Curi @Southshoretiki

Josh Curi

South Shore Tiki Lounge


How did you get a job there?

Applied many times


What spirit do you like to work with the most? what is the last drink you made with it?

Stoli Flavored Vodkas > Shots


Perhaps you are a wine and beer fan and distilled beverages don’t float your boat, what is the last incredible wine or beer you drank? What made it spectacular?

An “island style” Black N Tan – made with Coconut Porter & Bikini Blonde


If you could change one thing about the drinks business on Maui what would it be?

Open til 4am


What is your favorite happy hour on Maui? Why?

Aside from Tikis, Gannon’s Red Bar


What is your bar’s signature drink/wine/beer?

Mai Tai


What is YOUR signature drink? (Or go to wine or beer in your selection?)

Death by Suicide Shot = Jager, 151, Absinthe, Red Bull


When you are making a cocktail what is the most important thing?

Consistency


Who or what influences you outside of the beverage business?

Discovery Channel


Lets say your pitching an investor who wants you to open your ultimate bar. What is your concept? Where is it located?

Full on nightclub with lounge, parking lot, located by a National Guard/Army Reserve Base


Name one new liquor/beer/wine you tasted recently. What was your impression?

Wild Turkey’s Honey Whiskey – Loved it.


What are your regulars like?

Loyal


What is one interesting thing about being a bartender on Maui?

The amount of different people I meet from very different cultures.


What makes a good bartender? Why are you one?

Time management + Honesty — Absolutely!


What is the newest drink you have created? Describe whats in it.

Sweet Sweet Revenge Martini: Sweet Revenge, Triple Sec, Strawberry Puree, Soda Water

SOUTH SHORE TIKI LOUNGE HAPPY HOUR – Daily. Everyday from 11am-6pm get $3 Bud Light draft, $3 Bud Light bottles, $4 Sauza margaritas on the rocks, Guinness pints, and Bloody Mary’s. On Mondays from 8pm-close get $4 Smokin Jager Shooters, $5 Jager Bombs and Cherry Bombs. Go on Tequila Tuesdays from 10pm-close to get $3 Corona and Corona Light, $3 Sauza shots, $4 Sauza margaritas, $5 Patron shots. Ladies Night Wednesdays feature $3 Bud Light draft and bottles, as well as $4 “Oh My Goodness” cocktails. Island Thursdays offer $3 Heineken and Heineken Light, $4 Sneaky Tikis, and $5 Blue Hawaiians. 11am South Shore Tiki Lounge, (Kihei Kalama Village, 1913 S. Kihei Rd.,  Kihei); 808-874-6444; http://southshoretikilounge.com
 

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