A Very Tiki Valentine's Day Gift Guide

A Very Tiki Valentine's Day Gift Guide

February is here and love is in the air. Whether you're on the hunt for some Valentine's Day gifts for your significant other, your friends, your family, or maybe even yourself (because sometimes #selflove is just as important), we've got you covered with these 14 fun, tiki & cocktail themed items! Happy shopping and we hope that everyone has a love-filled Feburary 14th! 

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10 Mistakes We Made When We Started Making Tiki Drinks

10 Mistakes We Made When We Started Making Tiki Drinks

When we first started dabbling in home mixology, we made our fair share of cringe-worthy mistakes and we're not afraid to share them (since we think a lot of other people have probably been there too). For any of you just starting out, do yourself a favor and learn from our screw-ups. By avoiding the items on the list below, you'll be on your way to making great tiki drinks in no time! 

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It's Time to Celebrate Hot Buttered Rum!

It's Time to Celebrate Hot Buttered Rum!

It's January 17th, which means...it's National Hot Buttered Rum Day! While we often associate this spiced beverage with the holiday season, it's the perfect drink to keep you warm all throughout the winter months. Over the past few years, we've had our fair share of varieties of this drink and they've all been delicious. Interested in sipping one in celebration of the holiday? Here are a few recipes worth exploring! 

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Gift Guide: Tropical & Tiki Inspired Goods

Gift Guide: Tropical & Tiki Inspired Goods

This holiday season, we're all about encouraging our readers to spread some tropical & tiki flair to their family and friends. What better way to share the love than with some presents that conjure up thoughts of exotic locales, warm weather, and great cocktails? Check out these 23 tiki-inspired gifts perfect for the people on your list! 

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Gift Guide: Home Tiki Bar Essentials

Gift Guide: Home Tiki Bar Essentials

Like many fans of all things tiki, we love to mix up our own tropical concoctions at home. Over the years, we've developed a list of our favorite ingredients, supplies, and recipe books as well as many "wish list" items that we would like to have. These 19 finds should help to inspire gifts for any at-home mixologists you may know. Take a look

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The Ultimate Guide to Completing the Grog Log at the Tonga Hut

The Ultimate Guide to Completing the Grog Log at the Tonga Hut

After a year-long journey of completing the Grog Log and drinking 78 different drinks at the Tonga Hut, we're ready to fill you in on all of our top tips! Read more to hear all about our experience and what we recommend doing if you decide to embark on this adventure...

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Tiki Drink Recipe: Hurricane

Tiki Drink Recipe: Hurricane

In honor of our New Orleans posts this week, we're serving up a classic drink that originated in New Orleans: the Hurricane.  This week, it's being served in the second edition Trader Sam's Krakatoa mug.  Looks like we're in for double trouble with this volcanic tropical storm combo...

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Returning After a Long Hiatus

Returning After a Long Hiatus

Hello again and sorry for my absence!  Quite a bit has been happening since I last posted.  I sadly fell off the radar with my 100-Day Project but I'm contemplating continuing it at my own pace or creating an abbreviated set of work.  I was enjoying it until life got in the way.  Life has also gotten in the way of our Grog Logging!  We haven't logged since March - hopefully, we make it out to the Tonga Hut this week!  Beyond getting bombarded with lots of design consulting work (this is a good thing), April and May were jam-packed with travel.  I'll be posting more about my trips but, in the meantime, here are some of the things I've been up to...

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Tiki Mug Monday: Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch

Tiki Mug Monday: Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch

This week we're pulling our recipe straight from Beachbum Berry's Total Tiki app with just 2 rum substitutions (because as much as we'd like to have EVERY type of rum out there, we just don't...yet). Here are the ingredients we used...

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Tiki Mug Monday: Coconut Gin Fizz

Tiki Mug Monday: Coconut Gin Fizz

This week we're serving up another modification to a tiki drink recipe - the Cream Gin Fizz.  We found this one on Beachbum Berry's [way too awesome] Total Tiki app.  Any tiki-philes or mixologists out there should check it out if you're on the hunt for new recipes you can make with whatever ingredients you have on hand at home.  Added bonus: it's also filled with fun facts, history, etc...

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