Straight Edge Tiki #3 Tacoma Cabana 3/11/2017

Ellie with a Brainless Zombie

“I figured it out!”

That’s a text that Tacoma Cabana’s Jason Alexander sent me. He’d been tinkering with some non-alcoholic drink recipes and got down the finishing touches. The challenge was to have the drink be not too sweet and have a bite. Jason teased me with a picture of five of his creations…

Straight Edge Tiki drinks at Tacoma Cabana
Straight Edge Tiki drinks at Tacoma Cabana

I was excited to try these drinks out, so I put together a Straight Edge Tiki Event and invited some friends down to Tacoma Cabana.

This was the non-alcoholic drink menu for the evening…

Non-alcoholic Tiki drink menu at Tacoma Cabana
Non-alcoholic Tiki drink menu at Tacoma Cabana

Jason hooked me up with the big table in the back room. Let the party begin!

Traci, Dawn and Ray
Traci, Dawn and Ray

Seattle’s own Tiki artist Dawn Frasier was first to arrive and she brought a little gift for Robyn and Jason: one of her paintings!

Jason Robyn and Dawn
Jason Robyn and Dawn

About 20 people showed up. Here are some pictures of my friends enjoying their drinks, all non-alcoholic, all outstanding!

Nahten and Miranda
Nahten and Miranda
Traci with a Slingless In Singapore
Traci with a Slingless In Singapore
Bob with his Brainless Zombie
Bob with his Brainless Zombie
Ray and Bobby enjoying an Almost Shrunken Skull and a Brainless Zombie
Ray and Bobby enjoying an Almost Shrunken Skull and a Brainless Zombie
Teresa and Traci both having a Sumatra Sacrifice
Teresa and Traci both having a Sumatra Sacrifice
Birgitta and Colin both enjoying a Brainless Zombie
Birgitta and Colin both enjoying a Brainless Zombie
Tommy and Ray at Tacoma Cabana
Tommy and Ray at Tacoma Cabana
Colin with his Sumatra Sacrifice
Colin with his Sumatra Sacrifice
Ray and Bobby at Tacoma Cabana
Ray and Bobby at Tacoma Cabana
Bobby and Birgitta
Bobby and Birgitta

Yes, kids are allowed in Tacoma Cabana…

The kids having a good time at Tacoma Cabana
The kids having a good time at Tacoma Cabana
Marnie and Ellie enjoying a Slingless In Singapore
Marnie and Ellie enjoying a Slingless In Singapore
A Brainless Zombie
A Brainless Zombie
Ellie sipping on a Brainless Zombie
Ellie sipping on a Brainless Zombie
Jessie wearing a Minor Threat t-shirt
Jessie wearing a Minor Threat t-shirt

I really feel that having a solid non-alcoholic Tiki drink menu is a great thing.

Ray enjoying an "off the menu" non-alcoholic Tiki drink
Ray enjoying an “off the menu” non-alcoholic Tiki drink

I keep on hearing the same rebuttal when it comes to non-alcoholic drinks: “The drinks may be good, but they would be even better with alcohol.”

This might be true, but there are more people out there that don’t drink alcohol than you think. I know personally that if I didn’t drink, I wouldn’t bother going out to a bar. There’s no point really.

But if I knew I could get great tasting non-alcoholic drinks and there was a fun, cool, and exciting environment to drink them in, I would totally go!

Punch Mongers Punch
Punch Mongers Punch

Well there is and it’s a Tiki bar!

Ray and Jason Alexander
Ray and Jason Alexander

I’d like to thank Yovany for all his incredible pictures used for the post…

Yovany with his daughter Ellie
Yovany with his daughter Ellie

Interested in checking out Tacoma Cabana? Here is the webpage and Facebook page.

Here’s my write up on Tacoma Cabana

Robyn and Hanjing at Tacoma Cabana
Robyn and Hanjing at Tacoma Cabana

and Jason Alexander.

Jason creating fire hazzards on a daily basis
Jason creating fire hazzards on a daily basis

6 thoughts on “Straight Edge Tiki #3 Tacoma Cabana 3/11/2017

  1. Brenda G Gadow Reply

    Had been wondering lately about this very topic. Did Jason share with you the recipes? I have a few non-alcoholic drinkers and would love to serve them a really nice Tiki drink

    • Ray Wyland Post authorReply

      Jason is actually thinking about writing a book on how to make non-alcoholic tiki cocktails. In the meantime, I’m sure Jason will hook you up with a recipe or two if you ask!

  2. Ray Reply

    Is the Cabana kid-friendly all the time or just for this event? I’d like to take the family if I could.

    • Ray Wyland Post authorReply

      Tacoma Cabana is kid friendly all the time. The kids just can’t be in or around the bar itself.

  3. Philip Bradford Reply

    ….great to see Straight Edge expanding in Tacoma. #straightedgejazzatB#

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