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February 2024

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M IKE LOVE WAS OUT ON THE town a few years ago, enjoying an especially intoxicating rum-based mojito. A light bulb went off over the head of the Beach Boys co-founder. e Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is an inveterate wordsmith (see decades of contributions to chart-topping pop hits). Recalling the band's 1988 No. 1 smash "Kokomo," Love turned to his wife, Jacquelyne, and said, "You know, what the world needs is…a 'Kokomojito.'" God only knows where that kind of inspiration flows from. e good vibrations from the mashup of two classics — one a song named after a fictional tourist destination and the other a bar staple — became the basis for a real-life business. e idea for Club Kokomo Spirits was born. "Tropical Drink Melting in Your Hand…" Beach Boys frontman Mike Love mixes his catchy hit song with a classic cocktail to produce a modern spirits company BY RON DONOHO Indulge dining 58 FEBRUARY 2024 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE Geoff Longenecker, founder/owner of Seven Caves Spirits, and Club Kokomo Spirits founder Mike Love

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