We at Swizzle are thrilled to see the return of the matchbook! Those of us who are a certain age (eternally 29), know the virtues of the matchbook. It was a staple of bars and restaurants for decades. The decline in public smoking as resulted in the demise of matchbooks. In the last several years, you are very lucky if you find a matchbook. One finds business cards, toothpicks and mints, but that’s about it. Below is just a taste of some of the memories we have gathered over the years. We treasure these!
Well, fret no more my friends! They are back. We are seeing them more and more and we love it!! Even our beloved Canlis Restaurant is bringing them back utilizing local artists to produce the cover art. We found the shot below on the Canlis Instagram feed and squealed a bit with glee.
This is a relatively cheap way to publicize your establishment and a terrific way to remember a wonderful evening. We vote, matchbooks for all!
If you are lucky enough to live somewhere tropical, Tiki time is anytime. Those of us who do not enjoy year round sunshine tend to save our Tiki time for summer. Lucky Seattle residents can now grab something tropical at Navy Strength located downtown where it’s sunny all the time. Brought to you by the wonderful folks behind Rob Roy, this is the real deal! If you have never tried authentic Tiki drinks, get your sea legs here. Classics coupled with a rotating travel menu team up for an adventurous romp through the world of Tiki and beyond.
It’s fun to create these concoctions at home, as well. There are many resources for finding recipes. You can’t go wrong with Smuggler’s Cove or visit Beachbum Berry for all your tropical needs. Just remember one key thing…FRESH ingredients make for the best cocktail!