Brother Cleve began to study and resuscitate the classic cocktail after experiencing a "cocktail epiphany” in 1985, while touring the U.S. with Boston rockers The Del Fuegos. In 1988 he began "preaching the gospel of the almighty cocktail" as a bartender at The HooDoo BBQ in Boston, presenting vintage cocktails to a new generation. By 1994 he was traversing the globe as keyboard player with lounge music pioneers Combustible Edison (SubPop Records), a band which had a Campari sponsorship and whose fans were dubbed The Cocktail Nation. During the last 25+ years, Cleve has built upon his original interest and has expanded into cocktail creation as well as bar management and consulting. Growing up in the 1960's/70's, Cleve was no stranger to the world of Polynesian or "Tiki" drinks. He spent 10 years creating tropical drinks while working as a bartender on a private estate in St Barths, French West Indies, and continues to pour drinks at numerous Tiki parties and bars everywhere, including Tiki By The Sea, Luau On The Lake, The Hukilau and Tiki Oasis.