Marie King

Marie King is the head mixologist and executive bar manager at the two Southern California Tonga Hut locations–Los Angeles’s oldest Tiki bar in North Hollywood and their newest location in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Her creations have been featured in *The LA Times*, *Destination Cocktails*, *Hemispheres Magazine*, *Tiki Magazine*, *L.A. Eater*, and on the NBC TV series *1st Look*. In 2015 Marie was listed as one of “16 FEMALE BARTENDERS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN LA” by Thrillist. She has also earned the distinction of becoming a RumXP judge at Miami’s Rum Renaissance Festival and was a finalist in the nationwide “Iron Tikitender” competition. When not inventing new libations, she can be found hunting for vintage and Tiki treasure at swap meets, thrift stores and estate sales and flexing her green thumbs.

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