Trader Jane's Emporium of Fine Beverages

Jane Natoli
Tiki in specific, alcohol in general, and other ephemera
Created 22 Nov 2020
  • Drink Rescue
    14 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    It wasn’t the first time, but I hosted a successful Trader Jane’s night on Monday that I took to the next level. Printed menus and everything (folks, spend a few bucks on a laminator, it’ll take every...
  • Inspiration In Unlikely Sources
    07 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    So…I was sitting…somewhere in Portland minding my own business and just generally relaxing when I got a fun drink idea. It wasn’t based on any menu or anything, and I chalk it up to the restorative po...
  • A Person Cannot Live Without Sleep
    23 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Look, there’s a lot happening right now people. I’m going to 5 shows in 10 days, and I feel like I’ve been sprinting since I got back from vacation anyway. On top of that I’m just trying to be better ...
  • I'm Just Here For The Amaro
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I’ve been told it’s Negroni Week? I mean, I know it’s Negroni Week, I had a killer one last night at Kona’s Street Market (go San Franciscans, go!) that somehow involved Appleton Estate Rum, Campari, ...
  • Home At Last
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    In a world where I was a better prepared person, I would have just kept entries rolling the last month, while I was getting ready to and subsequently hop-scotching across the United States seeing old ...
  • Swizzle Season
    30 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    I swear, I’m trying to get the posting cadence back up. But then I went and go sick last week. Not COVID, but still something that knocked me on my ass all week. As you can imagine, I was not exactly ...
  • Fun With Gradients
    15 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I escaped the City for a weekend and remembered that it is summer other places. You’ll excuse me for not remembering that when it’s gray all the time and we have days where the HIGH is 57 degrees. You...
  • There Are 5 Daiquiris
    02 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    What is the difference between tiki and tropical? This is a subject of a lot of debate if you get out there into the wilds of the real world or go to r/tiki or whatever. People HAVE opinions. To me, i...
  • Tastes Like Summer!
    17 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Two Atmosphere songs in a row? Entries once a week? I know, I know, finally finding my rhythm here, so allow me to do my thing. I finally got around to getting a bottle of Leopold Bros. Rocky Mountain...
  • Roam If You Must
    10 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    I miss Minneapolis. There’s really no way around it. Normally I satisfy this by going back 2-3 times a year, tacitly convincing y’all that I’m Minnesotan. I miss best friends, I miss long summer days,...
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