Larry Trask / Tuesday, June 30 @ 1:07 p.m. / Cocktail
Hey! June 30 either is or is not National Mai Tai day. Either way, we'll be enjoying Victor J. Bergeron's delightful invention tonight during The Cocktail Hour (6 pm, KHUM, 104.3 & 104.7, khum.com).
Declared the Official Drink Of Oakland, CA, by Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, the Mai Tai hits all the Cocktail Hour targets: Delicious? Check. Classic? Check. Classy? Check. Hip? Check daddy-o!
Here's the original recipe, straight from Trader Vic's:
- 2 ounces aged rum
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, juiced lime half reserved
- 1/2 ounce orange curaçao
- 1/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup (see Game Plan note), also known as rock candy syrup
- 1/4 ounce orgeat
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1 mint sprig, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients except the mint sprig in a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously, and pour the entire contents into a double Old Fashioned glass.
- Garnish with the juiced lime half and a mint sprig.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, June 30 @ 9:08 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Rich Baker, Humboldt Bay Marathon Director & Assistant Director, Terry Vromanlittle about this First Annual Humboldt Bay Marathon, Sunday August 9th. A lot of planning has gone into putting this event together. It will be going all around Humboldt Bay and through several communities. For registration and information about the event, go to humboldtbaymarithon.com. Proceeds to benefit Humboldt Trails Projects. Pictured here is the artwork that will be on all event shirts and other souvenirs.
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, June 24 @ 8:47 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Darby Baskin-Green and Lily Hodges, both 4 H members, about the upcoming Grandstand Barn Dance on Thursday, June 25th from 6:30pm till 10pm. $8 suggested Donation and all ages are welcome. The dance will feature music from the Striped Pig Stringband and will be called by our very own Lyndsey Battle.
Larry Trask / Tuesday, June 23 @ 11:49 a.m. / Cocktail
* 3 oz Raspberry vodka
* Fill with Ginger ale
* 1 splash Cranberry juice
* Juice of 1 wedge Lemon
Fill glass with ice, pour in raspberry vodka, fill almost to the top
with ginger ale, add a splash of cranberry juice (for pinkish color)
and squeeze the lemon. Taste best if shaken
You can also muddle some fresh raspberries in the bottom of the glass before adding the rest of the drink for a very delightful BURST of raspberry flavor.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, June 23 @ 9:03 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Jen Dalton of North Coast Opportunities and Lake County PICH (Partnership to Improve County Health).
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, June 19 @ 9:29 a.m. / Education
This morning I spoke with Clif Clendenen, College Of The Redwoods Non Credit Program Manger. CR Adult Education announces two exciting new summer programs: Bridge to College and Bridge to Work. These free programs are designed to give people a jump on their future whether it is furthering their education or entering the workforce. Bridge to College will offer people a jump on CR or any college, and Bridge to Work will help people develop the skills and strategies to be more competitive in the workplace. These free summer programs are open to all adults and to incoming 11th and 12th graders.
For more information, contact the CR counseling and Advising Office at 707-476-5150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be 2 sessions of classes. The first session begins this Monday.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, June 18 @ 9:43 a.m. / In Studio
In case you missed it, really great things are quietly happening in Arcata's music scene over the last few years. What started as an open-mic jam session has emerged as a powerfully tight funk band known as Object Heavy.
Featuring members of the Getdown Crew, Scuber Mountain, and Moo-Got-2 and guest spots from Raashan Ahmad and Fred Wesley (James Brown), Object Heavy's forthcoming LP will easily be one of the best NorCal albums of the year.
They performed in the studio today at noon, and will play OysterFest at 4:30 on the main stage.
Listen/download below, or subscribe to Live at KHUM podcast at iTunes.