10 Tiki Cocktails for a Tropical Getaway at Home
Can’t get away this summer? No problem! Bring a tropical paradise to the comfort of your home.We’re talking about ice-cold, thirst-quenching, downright delicious cocktails fresh off the islands to awaken every single taste bud.
Oversized Hawaiian shirts totally optional. We won’t judge.
“It’s downright impossible to be uptight when sipping a tiki drink,” says David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, authors of “The 12 Bottle Bar,” on why you should be savoring these classics now more than ever. “Well-made tiki drinks are a combination of fresh fruit juices disguising an alcohol bomb.” “If you and your guests weren’t relaxed when you started, you will be when you finish,” they add. “Besides, a martini looks ridiculous with an umbrella in it.”
While these beachy cocktails may look intimidating, mixologists across the country insist they’re a lot easier to make than you think. Simply grab your favorite booze, fresh fruit, and loads of friends to get any party started.
For some inspiration, here are 10 twists on the typical tiki drink. Because you needed an excuse to bring out those tiny parasols.
Three Dots and a Dash
A LONELY ISLAND LOST IN THE MIDDLE OF A FOGGY SEA
¾ oz. coffee syrup
¼ oz. Demerara Syrup
¾ oz. lime juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
1 ½ oz. white rum
½ oz. Cruzan Black Strap Rum
2 oz. granulated sugar
1 pineapple slice
Add syrups, rums, juices, and sugar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Double strain into a cocktail glass. Stir until dissolved. Garnish with pineapple slice and coffee beans.