Monday, August 19, 2013

Tiki Drinks: The "Scorpion Bowl" recipe, a tiki bar classic cocktail.

Tiki cocktail drinks: Learn to make the Scorpion Bowl Recipe with instructions.

A True Classic Tiki Cocktail. One of the most popular bowl drink to share with friends at the tiki bar.

A classic drink with all the tiki style, it's bright, tropical and flaming.

The Scorpion Bowl is a great Tiki drink, super fun for a group or a couple. A very large 48 oz cocktail.
Straws of course are a must. In the past it was served mainly in Chinese restaurants and tiki bars. It is made up of tropical juices, brandy, rum and tropical flowers. Sometimes Gin is added to up the proof. Sometimes the scorpin bowl is served as a "Volcano Bowl" where the center of the bowl has a mini volcano like structure in which is placed a high proof alcohol and set ablaze, truly a cool site to behold. 


Another classic Trader Vic recipe.
The scorpion bowl recipe dates back to 1946.
The drink beecame very popular again in the 1960's.

"Scorpion Bowl" Cocktail.
Scorpion Bowl Recipe
• 1 oz. dark rum
• 1 oz. gold rum
• 1 oz. 151 Proof rum
• 2 oz. Gin
• 2 oz. Vodka
• 4 oz. Orange juice
• 4 oz. Pineapple juice
• 4 oz. Grenadine
Serves 6-8

Classic Trader Vic Scorpion Bowl Recipe
• 6 oz. Dark rum
• 1 oz. Brandy
• 2 oz. Orgeat or Almond Syrup
• 6 oz. Orange Juice
• 4 oz. Lemon Juice
• 1 oz. Gin (optional)
• Shaved Ice

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Tiki Drink Recipes: The Planters Punch recipe, a tropical cocktail classic.

Tiki Cocktails: Learn how to make a great drink recipe for the  famous PLANTERS PUNCH.

A classic tiki drink, perfect for a summer luau or tiki party. We make it a lot during tsummer get togethers at our backyard tiki bar. Here a few version of the Planters Punch cocktail drink that we make at our tiki parties. The Planters punch is a popular concoction at tiki bars and tiki lounges across the world.
The Planter punch cocktail is one of those classic vintage cocktail drinks from the golden age of tiki culture. 

Again, a bit of mystery surrounds this drink, as with all classic tiki cocktails. It's origins go back about 100 years to 1908 when it appears in NYT magazine article. The Planters Punch my refer to the Planter's Hotel in St. Louis, but that still remains uncertain.

• 2 oz. Dark Rum (Bacardi, Captian Morgan, Myers Rum)

• 1/2 oz. Lime Juice (fresh)

• 2 oz. Pineapple Juice

• 2 oz. Orange Juice

• 1/4 oz. Grenadine

• Cherry and a Orange Slice as a garnish

• OPTIONAL: Club Soda

Mix juices, ice and Rum in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and strain into an ice filled Tom Collins or highball glass.


• 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice

• 1/2 oz. Orange Juice

• 1/2 oz. Jamaican Rum

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Tiki Article Summary: Tiki cocktail drink recipes presents who to make the planters punch. Two planters punch recipes are included in this tiki drink article. A classic dark rum cocktail.

Tiki Drinks: The Navy Grog recipe and variations, a classic tiki cocktail drink.

Tiki recipes: How to make the classic Navy Grog, a famous tiki cocktail drink. Here are three different Navy Grog recipes that you can try at home today!

Another classic vintage tiki cocktail drink.  One of the triads of tiki cocktails, along with the Mai Tai and Zombie. Rummer has it that it was Frank Sinatra's favorite drink when visiting a certain tiki bar in California. Like the Zombie Cocktail, this is one stiff drink, and usually had a limit of 2 on the tiki bar menus.

At the core the drink calls for 3 rums, lime juice, grapefruit juice and honey. From there it has a few variations. Some add passion fruit, others guava, some cinnamon and even allspice syrup can be added to make the navy grog.

This drink is served very cold, the shaved ice was pressed into a cone, the straw inserted into the center, which makes a volcano type shape, a very iconic visual drink.

This one is gain shrouded in a bit of tiki mystery. Legend has it that the original formula is still a secret. Both Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber have it in their books, but Don the Beachcomber is the true founder of the drink around 1941. But the seeds of the drink date back much, much farther than Don Beach.

The Royal Navy would mix rum, water and fruit aboard there ships around 1756. Having to be stored for a long time, the water would go a bit bad, think stale and slime. They would mix cinnamon, rum, lemon juice with the water to make it more pleasant tasting, and that is the true origin of the navy grog cocktail.

The addition of the rum would also help the water keep longer, and the citrus fruits added vitamin C to help fight off scurvy and other diseases the where common among sea folk at the time.

Also, there is a old Caribbean recipe that used light rum, water, grapefruit juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, cinnamon and honey, and this adds a bit to the historical story.

Navy Grog Recipe Variations:

Don the Beachcomber's Navy Grog Recipe:

1 oz Light Puerto Rican Rum (Bacardi Silver, Castillo White, Ron Castillo White)
1 oz Dark Jamaican Rum (Myers Dark, Coruba Dark, Appleton Estate)
1 oz Demerara Rum
3/4 oz Lime Juice (fresh)
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz Honey (warm the honey first)
1 oz Club Soda

Trader Vic's Navy Grog Recipe

3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit juice
3/4 oz Allspice syrup
1 oz Light Puerto Rican Rum (Bacardi Silver, Castillo White, Ron Castillo White)
1 oz Demerara rum
1 oz Gold Jamaican rum (Appleton Special Gold, Appleton Estate VX, Mount Gay Eclipse, Sea Wynde) 

Popular Navy Grog Recipe

• 1 oz Demerara rum (EX; El Dorado Dark)
• 1 oz Dark Rum (EX: Gosling’s Black Seal or Captain Morgan)
• 1 oz Light Rum (Cruzan Estate Light or Bacardi Carta Blanca)
• ¾ oz Fresh lime juice
• ¾ oz fresh grapefruit juice
• 1 oz Honey syrup (2 parts honey with 1 part warm water)
• ¾ ounce club soda

Shake all liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker. Pour into Collins glass or tiki mug filled with ice, top with soda.  Garnish with fresh fruit or flower.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Art of the Mai Tai Cocktail. Tiki recipes and history of the Mai Tai.

Classic Tiki Cocktail Recipes: Learn how to make a great Mai Tai cocktail drink.

Different Mai Tai recipes are included. Also, we will learn about the origins of the Mai Tai, one of the kings of tiki cocktail drinks.

By: Kimo Cattlett

By far, one of the super stars of the tiki bar.
No other cocktail drink says tiki quit like the legendary Mai Tai.

Mai Tai means, or is translated as meaning "Great, The Best!" That was the first words uttered during the tasting of the start of the Mai Tai experiment. 

There is a great debate over who invented the Mai Tai. Credit usually goes to the famous Victor Bergeron, aka "Trader Vic." Another famous tiki legend  "Don the Beachcomber"or Don Beach, also claims credit.  Trader Vic said that if anybody says they invented the Mai Tai, then they are a dirty lier.  

The original recipe, severed at Trader Vic's restarant, was kept top secret.  Ingredients were pre-mixed, so even the bartenders did not fully know what was in it. This still happens in todays pure blooded tiki bars. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Original Mia Tia did not have all the juices that todays restaurants serve. The only fresh juice in the original Trader Vic's recipe was lime.   Todays pubs serve the Mai Tia with a lot of pineapple juice, which the original Mai Mai never had.

Trader Vic's Original Mai Tai Recipe - 1944
  • 2 ounces of 17-year old J. Wray and Nephew Rum over shaved ice.
  • Add juice from one fresh lime.
  • 1/2 ounce Holland DeKuyper Orange Curacao.
  • 1/4 ounce Trader Vic's Rock Candy Syrup.
  • 1/2 ounce Orgeat Syrup (Trader Vics)
  • Shake in cocktail shaker.
  • Touch of fresh mint to garnish.

"Older Way" Mai Tai Recipe - Late 90's
  • 1 ounce Fine Jamaican Rum (Appleton Estate, Myers Rum)
  • 1 ounce Martinique Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Orange Curacao
  • 1/2 ounce Orgeat Syrup (trader vics)
  • Fresh Lime Juice 3/4 ounce
  • Mix & Serve
"Restraurant Style" Mai Tai Recipe
  • 1 1/4 ounces Light Rum (Bacardi Silver, Cruzan Light)
  • 1 ounce Dark Rum (Myers's Dark, Capitan Morgan)
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec (Potter's, Dekuyper)
  • 1/2 ounce Orgeat or Almond Syrup
  • 3/4 ounce Orange Juice
  • 3/4 ounce Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4 ounce Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Mix with Crushed Ice & Top with Dark Rum
  • Garnish with Cherry, Orange or Pineapple

"Restraurant Style Two" Mai Tai
  • 1 1/2 ounces Light Rum (Bacardi, Cruzan)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Dark Rum (Myers's Dark, Capitan Morgan)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Apricot Brandy (Dekuyper)
  • 4 1/2 ounces Orange Juice
  • 4 1/2 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1 1/4 ounces Grenadine (to sink or float)

"Quick and Dirty" Mai Tai 
  • 2 ounces Light Rum (any white rum)
  • 1 ounces Triple Sec
  • 2 ounces Pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce Orange Juice
  • 1 ounce Amaretto 
Glasses and mugs for the Mai Tai.
Tall old fashioned, fish bowl or favorite tiki mug.

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Tiki Drink recipes present, different versions of how to make a great mai tai cocktail. The Mai Tai is a great tropical cocktail drink that uses rum and fruit juice. Learn about a classic vintage cocktail for the golden era of tiki. A Trader Vic's original mixed drink. Read about one of the best rum recipes on the planet.

Tiki drinks: the "Screwdriver" Drink Recipe Using Vodka and OJ.

Tiki Drinks: learn to make the Screwdriver Drink Recipe.

How to make a Screwdriver.

Not a true authentic tiki cocktail, but a popular beach drink.
No rum, but vodka in this classic summer cocktail.
The Screwdriver is a favorite at tropical huts and tiki bars.
The Screwdriver drink is simple and easy to make.
Vodka mixes well with juice.

Though maybe not a official tiki drink the Screwdriver dates back to the late 1940's. 

Normal Screwdriver Recipe

• 2 Parts Vodka

• 6 Parts Fresh Orange juice

Cocktail mixing instructions:
Place ice in a glass.
Pour vodka, then orange juice into glass.
Garnish with orange slice.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tiki Liqueur Spirit Spotlight: The Rum Chata, Horchata Con Ron, a exotic blend of rum, cream and cinnamon.

Tiki Liqueur Spirit Spotlight: Rum Chata

The Rum Chata, Horchata Con Ron, a exotic blend of premium Caribbean rum, sweet dairy cream and cinnamon. A must have for your tiki bar or tiki lounge.

There are a large number of tiki drinks recipes being invented as of late. Many look aat this tiki spirit as the new Kahlua, but we just look at it as another option.

The bartender at the tiki lounge last night who introduced me to rum chata, said that he has made a killer french toast recipe using rum chata.

Proof: 13.75%  ALC./VOL.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mai-Kai’s Black Magic

Secret Tiki Drink Recipes: How to make the famous Mai-Kai’s Black Magic cocktail drink with ingredients and instructions.  Two versions of the popular cocktail drink are included in this article.

This drink is a lot of peoples favorite cocktail at the Mai-Kai and is very popular. With Halloween coming, we thought this would make a great Halloween cocktail.

The Mai-Kai is a temple of the tropical drink and tiki culture. There drinks date back to the glory days of tiki culture. Truly a mecca for the tiki cocktail drink fan.

_____________________________________________ (Black Magic Recipe One)

This recipe is from the Mai Kai recipe book:
(Chip and Andy, June 26 2010)

Black Magic Recipe:
3/4 oz lime, oj, grapefruit, honey
1/4 Don's #7 (See Note)
1 1/2 coffee (nice and black)
1 1/2 Kohala Bay Gold
1 1/2 Dark Rum
3 dashes bitters
3 dashes pimento liqueur

Note: Don's #7 might be coffee liqueur, brandy or cinnamon (or combination)

Cocktail Mixing Instructions
Shake in a cocktail shaker until cold then pour unstrained into Snifter.
Add crushed ice and enjoy.

_____________________________________________ (Black Magic Recipe Two)

Jeff Westlake's Black Magic Cocktail:
3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
3/4 oz Orange juice
3/4 Grapefruit juice
3/4 oz honey
1/4 oz Don's #7
1.5 oz White Rum
1.5 Kohala Rum
1.5 Dark Rum
3 dash bitters
3 dash pimento syrup?

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Tiki drink recipes: The "Tropical Rainbow Splash" cocktail drink recipe.

New school tiki drink recipes: How to make the "Tropical Rainbow Splash" cocktail drink recipe.

This drink is a house cocktail at the Tumon Bay Lobster and Grill. It was invented buy the bartenders and managers.  The drinks taste is of green apple and subtle notes of pineapple.  This is a exotic tropical cocktail drink that does not use rum, but other exotic ingredients like Apfelkorn, Blue Curacao and Arrow Sloe Gin.

The drink is visually stunning with a green bottom and a red color floating on top. Another aspect of this tiki cocktail is that it uses a unusual main ingredient, Apfelkorn.  Apfelkorn is a sweet apple liqueur from Germany.

Tropical Rainbow Splash Recipe:

1 oz Apfelkorn

1oz Blue Curacao

1 oz Arrow Sloe Gin Berry Liqueur

2 oz of pineapple juice

Mixing Instructions:
In a clear cocktail glass pour in the Apfelkorn.
Fill the glass with ice.
Add the pineapple juice.
Next, add the Blue Curacao.
Now float the Sloe Gin over the back a spoon.
Garnish the tropical cocktail with a orange slice, cherry, and umbrella.

Apfelkorn Liqueur
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tiki and Tropical Drinks: Appleton Bird Cocktail using Appleton Jamaican Rum.

Tiki and Tropical Drink Recipes: Learn how to make the Appleton Bird cocktail a new Jamaican mixed drink. Here is a new one for your logbooks, a great Appleton rum recipe right from Appleton Estate themselves that we thought we would share with you all. Appleton is a premier rum distiller famous in Jamaica for their fine rums. The Tia Maria, a coffee liqueur, also has origins in Jamaica and tastes of Jamaican coffee beans and vanilla. 

The Appleton rum gives the drink it's depth and the Tia Maria gives it it's complexity with notes of coffee and vanilla and a creamy texture. The creme de banana blends great and gives the drink a nice tropical vibe.  The orange juice helps to round everything out. A really nice tropical drink from Jamaica that would be a great additional to your tiki bar.

We have had a bunch of nice reviews for this tropical / tiki cocktail in the last few weeks.

Appleton Bird Cocktail Recipe
• 1 1/2 ounces Appleton Special Jamaica Rum
• 1/4 ounces Tia Maria (coffee Liquor)
• 1/2 ounces creme de banana
• 4 ounces fresh orange juice

Mixing Instructions:
Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice until cold and frosty.
Strain and pur into a tiki mug with ice.
You can garnish the cocktail with either a cherry or orange wedge or both.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tiki Drink Recipes: The Port Light recipe, a tiki cocktail.

Tiki Cocktail Recipes: How to make the Port Light cocktail drink.
This tropical cocktail uses bourbon whiskey and not rum as a base ingredient.
The passion fruit syrup blends nicely with the bourbon to make a great mixed drink to enjoy in the tiki bar or the tiki lounge.

Port Light recipe
1 ounce bourbon
1 ounce lemon juice
.5 ounce passion fruit syrup
.5 ounce grenadine
1 cup Crushed ice
Mixing Instructions:Mix all ingredients into a cocktail blender.  Blend for a few seconds. Now pour into a tall tiki mug. Garnish with mint and cherry. 
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Classic Tiki Cocktail Drinks: The "Jet Pilot" cocktail recipe using 3 types of rum!

Classic Tiki Cocktail Drinks: How to make the "Jet Pilot" cocktail for your tiki lounge.

This is a cousin of the famous "Test Pilot" tiki cocktail.
The origins of the "jet pilot' go back to around 1950, where the drink was invented at the Luau Restaurant. This drink really symbolizes many tiki drinks, it's got three rums and exotic fruit juices. It usually has a limit two or one in the tiki bar drink menus. This drink, as with many classic tiki cocktails, takes a bit of prep, but the rewards are well worth the effort. This is one of those vintage tiki cocktails that you just have to try, so give it a go! This one is potent, it contains three types of rum.  The Cinnamon syrup and bitters combine to give it a interesting edge.  The anise liqueur also helps to give the drink some complexity. It is amazing how all the ingredients in this drink blend so well together. If you like rum and want a great rum recipe, you have to give the Jet Pilot a go. It's a great addition to your tiki bar.

Cinnamon Syrup: We will cover how to make your own cinnamon syrup in a future article on this site.

You can also use absinthe instead of Pernod, which is what we did. Also if you do not have any cinnamon syrup you can use the powered spice if you have to, but it is not preferred.

Jet Pilot Recipe: 
• 1 oz Jamaican rum (Appleton, Wray and Nephew, etc.)
• 3/4 oz gold Puerto Rican rum (Ron Llave Supremo, Bacardi Gold, etc.)
• 3/4 oz 151-proof demerara rum (Lemon Hart)
• 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
• 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
• 1/2 oz cinnamon syrup (Torani, Monin, etc)
• dash of Angostura bitters
• 6 dashes Pernod or Herbsaint or Absinthe
• 4 oz crushed ice
• cherry for garnish

Mixing Instructions:
Pour all of the liquid ingredients into a cocktail blender.
Add the ice to the blender.
Blend for about 10-15 seconds.
Pour into a hurricane, margarita glass or favorite tiki mug.
Garnish the cocktail with a cherry which is sometimes caramelized, or small toy plane.

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Tiki drink recipes presents the "Jet Pilot" cocktail recipe. Learn about a great tropical rum mixed drink. Brought to you by professional mixologist within the tiki culture. A great cocktail to drink while in the tiki hut. A mixed drink that is a great rum recipe. A tiki drink similar to the test pilot mixed drink.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tiki Drink Spirit Spotlight: New Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur

Tiki Drink Spirit Spotlight: Trader Vic's New Chocolate.
This is going to inspire a whole new era of tiki cocktails. The tiki mixologists are hard at work, birthing a whole new era of tiki cocktails. This is a great new spirit to add to your tiki bar or tiki lounge.

Overview of Trader Vic's Chocolate.
Taste of a chololate Tootsie Roll, brings back feeling of childhood. A wonderful indulgence. In the same spirit as Trader Vic's Kona Coffee and Kahlua.

There are 3 other new trader vic's to be released very soon!

Proof:  15% abv
Cost:  15.00 to 20.00 usd
Size: 750 ml

Trader Vic's Chocolate
Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur Recipes:
Not very tiki, but at least it will get you started.

Ubiquitous Chocolate Martini:

• 2 oz vodka (Grey Goose, Skyy, Smirnoff, Absolut, etc.)

• 1/2 oz Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur

Mixing Instructions:
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and stir, do not shake this one.
Now, strain into a martini glass. 
Garnish with chocolate shavings.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Classic Tiki Drink Recipes: The Don the Beachcomber's "Cobras Fang" recipe.

Tiki Cocktails: How to make the old school Don the Beachcomber version of the Cobras Fang Cocktail.
This is a classic, vintage tiki cocktail that you gotta try. A great drink to try at the tiki bar or tiki lounge.

Like many tiki cocktails this one takes a bit of prep, but it is well worth the effort.
Two rums give it a nice kick, but is balanced well by the tropical fruit juices.
If you can't find Fassionola, you can use a any quality fruit punch.

Cobras Fang Recipe:
1/2 oz. Fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. Falernum (fee brothers, john d. taylor's velvet, etc.) Passion fruit.
1/2 oz. Fresh orange juice
1/4 oz. Fassionola (hard to find, can use fruit punch.)
1/2 oz. Dark Jamaican Rum (appleton Estate, Myers dark rum, etc.)
1/2 oz. Lemon Hart Demerara  151
1 dash each Angostura bitters,
selected herbs (who knows???)

Mixing instructions:
Mix all of the ingredients with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker.
Shake until cold.
Serve in a tall tiki glass
Garnish the drink with mint leaves and lime wheel.

Source: "Hawai'i Tropical Drinks and Cuisine"

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New School Tiki Cocktails: The "Malibu Black and Stormy" using Ginger Beer.

Modern Tiki Cocktail Drink Recipes: How to make the "Malibu Black and Stormy."

In the next we weeks we will be focusing on the new Malibu Black. Which is a dark colored Malibu with a higher proof than normal Malibu and of course it has a flavor of coconut.  We had a chance to experiment with it this week, and we will be posting the results.

Malibu Black and Stormy Recipe:
• 1.5 parts Malibu Black
• Top with Ginger Beer

Mixing Instructions:
Mix ingredients in a highball glass with ice and thats all you have to do, very easy to make.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

New School Tiki Cocktails: Introducing Poptails, a frozen cocktail treat, this recipe is for a Mango Maui Mai Tai

How to make a frozen new school tiki concoction called the "Mango Maui Mai Tai", in the new catogory called "Poptails", a nice mix of cocktail and popsicle. A very fun cocktail.

A great way to cool off on a hot summer night at the tiki bar.

It got up to 104 today outside, so we tthought, what a perfect time to try the Mango Maui Mai Tai poptail.  Here is how to make one yourself.

Mango Maui Mai Tai Poptail Recipe:

• 2 mangoes peeled and cubed
• 1/4 lb pineapple peeled and cubed
• 1/2 cup limeade
• 2 oz white rum
   (Bacardi Superior White Rum, Appleton White Rum, Wray & Nephew Rum White, Appleton Estate Classic , Myer's Platinum White Rum, etc.)
• 2 oz gold rum (Goslings Bermuda Gold Rum, Bacardi Gold, etc.)
• 1 oz dark rum (Cruzan Estate, Whalers, Black Strap Rum, Pusser's, Myer's Dark Rum, etc.)

Mix the mango, pineapple and limeade in a cocktail blender.
Blend until everything is pureed nicely. 
Add the rums and blend a bit more.
Pour the mix into a popsicle mold.
Now, freeze and insert the popsicle sticks.

Poptails are a wonderful frozen cocktail treat for your tiki party of luau.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tiki Cocktail Spirits: Crystal Head Vodka, a very cool spirit for your tiki bar.

Learn all about the new Crystal Head Vodka.  
Bring some voodoo to your tiki bar.

Right away we have to tell you, the co-founder of Crystal Head Vodka is the actor and SNL star Dan Aykroyd. This alone for me made the purchase a must. Well that and the really cool clear skull bottle. I have always had a fondness for skulls. And it does look fantastic on the shelf of the tiki bar I must say.

It is definitely a conversation starter. People always ask me about it when they see it at the tiki bar.
I will keep the bottle after the vodka is gone.

Crystal Head Vodka

Crystal Head Vodka is manufactured by Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Ltd. Located both in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The main aspect of this vodka is that it is quadruple-distilled, triple-filtered through charcoal and get this, triple-filtered through Herkimer diamond crystals. 

The clear skull bottle is made by Bruni Glass and is packed nice in a rigid cardboard box and a wooden bottle closure for extra protection.

Overall, the vodka has a very smooth taste, from the major distillation process mentioned above. It also has hints of a little bit of licorice at the end.

As a added bonus, it looks real cool if back lite with colored lights.

All in all you gotta try it with your favorite vodka based tiki concoction.

For tiki bars to keep relevant and evolving we must think out of the rum box, and embrace the new era of vodkas and tequilas.



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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tiki and tropical drink recipes: The "Pineapple Mojito" cocktail drink.

How to make the Pineapple Mojito, a great tasting tropical cocktail for your tiki bar.
A great drink to cool off to while you are chilling in the tiki lounge.

Pineapple Mojito Recipe:

• 3 sprigs mint (one for garnish)
• 2 teaspoons of sugar half a lime, chopped
• 1-1/2 ounces light rum (Bacardi, cruzan, trader vic's, etc.)
• 2 pieces fresh pineapple

• Club Soda

Muddle 2 sprigs of mint, lime, pineapple, and sugar in a mixing glass to release the essence. Then add the rum. Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Then strain into a highball glass with ice. Top with the club soda and garnish with the remaining mint sprig.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tiki drink recipes: The "China Village Mai Tai" recipe using rum as a base.

How to make the "China Village Mai Tai", with recipe and instructions.
This is a great variation of the traditional trader vic mai tia. A great tiki cocktail for your tiki bar or luau. This drink is starting to become more and more popular in the last couple of years. It gets high votes from people who have tried it. It's a modern restaurant take on the classic mai tai's. It is very different than the traditional Mia Tia, it uses very different ingredients. The traditonal Mai Tai uses orgeat or almond, which this version does not.

China Village Mai Tai Recipe:
• 1 part Bacardi dark rum
• 1 part Bacardi light rum
• 1 1/2 parts triple sec
• 1/2 part Tropicana® orange juice
• 1 oz canned pineapple juice
• 1/4 oz grenadine syrup
• ice cubes (crushed)

Instructions:In a cocktail shaker add ice cubes. 
Then, add the Bacardi dark rum and light rum, grenadine, orange juice, and then the pineapple juice. Top the mix with the triple sec and shake until cold and frosty.
Serve in a Collins glass, tiki mug, or any unusual cocktail glass.
Garnish the cocktail with a cherry.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Tiki and Tropical drink recipes: The Mimosa Punch Recipe a fun tiki punch drink for a tiki party or Luau.

Tiki Recipes: How to make the Mimosa Punch Drink.
This is a great tropical drink as a morning at the tiki hut or tiki lounge.
There are not too many tiki morning cocktails, but here is one of them.

Mimosa Punch Recipe:
• 2 bottles of your choice of champagne
• 2 quarts of orange juice
• 10 thin sliced strawberries
• fresh mint as a garnish
• A tray of frozen orange juice cubes

Mix all of the punch ingredients into a punch bowl.


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tiki Drink Recipes: The Hawaiian Volcano Punch Drink

Tiki cocktail drink Recipes: How to make the Hawaiian Volcano Cocktail Punch Drink.

Hawaiian Volcano Cocktail Punch Recipe:
• 1 gallon Hawaiian fruit punch
• 2 cups guava juice
• 2 bottles cold ginger ale or lemon-lime soda
• 1/2 gallon rainbow sherbet
• 1 bottle of Cheap White Rum

Mix the fruit punch and the guava juice.
Slowly add the sherbet. Pour the ginger ale onto the sherbet. This will make the punch foam up similar to a volcano, which is fun for kids of all ages to watch.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Tiki Drink Recipes: Butter Rum Coffee, a great warm tiki drink.

Tiki Cocktail Drinks: How to make the classic "Butter Rum Coffee" cocktail drink.

A great holiday or winter time warm tiki cocktail.
We have a handful of warm tiki cocktails, this is one of the best.

Butter Rum Coffee Recipe:
1/2 pot of brewed coffee
1 part of Butterscotch Shnapps
1 part Vanilla Rum
1 part of Baily's Irish Cream

Serve in a clear glass mug or favorite tiki mug.
Garnish with whipped cream and butterscotch sprinkles.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Tiki Drink Recipe: Bali Hai Cocktail Drink complete recipe.

Tiki Cocktail Drinks: How to make a excellent Bali Hai Drink.
This is a very popular tropical drink that you should give a try at the tiki bar, a true classic.

Bali Hai Recipe:
• 2 oz. Light Rum (Bacardi, Cruzan, Trader Vic's, Etc)
• 1 oz. Aguardiente (sugarcane and anise drink) 
• 2 oz. fresh lemon juice
• 1 tsp. Almond Orgeat syrup
• 1 tsp. Grenadine
• Champagne or Sparkling wine

Combine all of the ingredients, except the champagne, into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the mix until cold a frosty. Pour into a tiki or hurricane glass. Top off with some cold champagne.

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