Tiki Cocktail Recipes and Tropical Drink

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Just a sip of one of these fun, colorful drinks conjures up warm tropical breezes and sand under your toes. They are like a vacation in a glass!

Generally made with rum, tropical drinks are gaining popularity once again—and we’re not talking about the tooth-achingly sweet drinks, but rather those made with real fruit juices and homemade syrups. Try some of these classic tiki cocktail recipes and tropical drinks now. Cheers!

Traditional Maitai Cocktail

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The Mai Tai is an original tiki classic that is neither neon-colored nor overly sweet.

Ingredients:   

  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .25 oz Rock candy syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
  • .25 oz Orgeat almond syrup
  • .5 oz Orange curaçao
  • 2 oz Premium aged rum (Appleton Estate 12-Year-Old, El Dorado 12- Year-Old)

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with crushed ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is well-chilled and frosty on the outside.  Pour (unstrained) into a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with half of a juiced lime and a fresh mint sprig.

Jamaican Breeze Cocktail

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It just blew in from Montego Bay.

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice Fresh ginger
  • 1.5 oz Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

In a shaker, muddle the ginger. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Beachbum's Own Cocktail

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The tiki mug is optional but come on, you know you want on.

Ingredients:

  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .75 oz Unsweetened pineapple juice
  • .75 oz Orange juice
  • .75 oz Passion fruit puree
  • .75 oz Licor 43
  • 1.25 oz Demerara rum (El Dorado or Lemon Hart)
  • 1.5 oz Light Virgin Islands rum (Cruzan)

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with crushed ice. Shake, and pour (unstrained) into a tiki mug or a double Old Fashioned glass.

Mojito Cocktail

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Try the delicious and simple rum-based Hemingway Daiquiri. Papa approved

Ingredients:   

  • 1.5 oz 10 Cane Rum
  • .5oz Maraschino Liquor
  • 1oz Fresh Grapefruit juice
  • .5oz fresh lime Juice
  • .5 Oz Simple Syrup

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and black cherry on a skewer. 

Piña Colada Cocktail

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The Piña Colada is a classic tropical cocktail with rum, pineapple and coconut milk. This classic recipe will transport you to paradise. Getting caught in the rain is not required.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Light or gold rum
  • 2 oz Coconut milk
  • 2 oz  Fresh pineapple juice

To make the Piña Colada add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a Hurricane glass filled with fresh ice.

(You may also blend all the ingredients with crushed ice instead.) Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple wedge.

Hurricane Cocktail

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When in Rome? How about when in New Orleans? This powerful tropical drink will transport you to French Quarter during the first sip. Created in the 1940s, this super boozy rum-based concoction that will get the party started no matter where you are.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz  White rum
  • 2 oz Dark rum
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1 oz  Orange juice
  • 2 oz  Passion fruit juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • .5 oz  Grenadine

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a large Hurricane glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange half-wheel and a cherry.

10 Cane Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail

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Try the delicious and simple rum-based Hemingway Daiquiri. Papa approved

Ingredients:   

  • 1.5 oz 10 Cane Rum
  • .5oz Maraschino Liquor
  • 1oz Fresh Grapefruit juice
  • .5oz fresh lime Juice
  • .5 Oz Simple Syrup

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and black cherry on a skewer. 

Singapore Raffles Sling Cocktail

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This classic is named for the hotel where it was invented.

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • .5 oz  Bénédictine
  • .5 oz Cherry brandy
  • Club soda
  • Lime wedge

Pour the gin, Bénédictine and cherry brandy into a sling or highball glass. Fill with ice and top with club soda. Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink, drop it into the glass and stir. Garnish with a cherry.

Burmuda Rum Swizzle Cocktail

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No, it’s not a dance. But it just might spark some killer moves. To prepare a Rum Swizzle, it’s best to use an authentic swizzle stick. Real swizzle sticks are long stems snapped off a tree native to the Caribbean, and feature multiple prongs that stick out horizontally. When spun rapidly between your hands inside a cold cocktail, the swizzle stick will create a thick layer of frost on the outside of a glass—the sign of a perfect swizzle.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum 
  • 4 oz Gosling’s Gold Rum
  •  8 oz Pineapple juice
  •  8 oz Orange juice
  • .75 oz Grenadine
  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters

Fill a pitcher a third of the way with crushed ice and add all the ingredients. Churn vigorously until frothing (or shake in a large shaker) and strain into 4 rocks glasses filled with fresh ice. Garnish each with an orange slice, a pineapple cube and a cherry.

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June 22, 2016 |

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