Hot Rum Cider Punch - A Seasonal Tiki Drink Recipe

Hot Rum Cider Punch - A Seasonal Tiki Drink Recipe

Now that the weather is finally getting a little cooler in sunny Southern California and the holidays are just around the corner, we've been in the mood for some warm tiki drinks. To get us in the spirit for Thanksgiving and the fast-approaching Christmas season, we brewed up some Hot Rum Cider Punch...

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Tiki Drink Recipe: Uh Oa!

Tiki Drink Recipe: Uh Oa!

This Tiki Mug Monday we decided to put our Trader Sam's Uh Oa! bowl to use in an attempt to recreate its signature drink. We started with the ingredients listed on the menu, tried to determine the right proportions, and after some adjusting and tasting, here's what we came up with (we think it tastes very similar)...

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Tiki Drink Recipe: Ancient Mariner

Tiki Drink Recipe: Ancient Mariner

Happy Tiki Mug Monday!  This week we really wanted to try out a new recipe that included Pimento Dram (it's basically all-spice flavored syrup that makes everything taste like Christmas) so we decided to go with the Ancient Mariner...

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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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3 Great Tiki Drinks to Serve at Your Next Party

3 Great Tiki Drinks to Serve at Your Next Party

When I debuted Modern Tiki Lounge at Keystone Art Space's Open Studios this past weekend, I decided I needed to serve some legitimately good tiki drinks.  There was a whole taste-testing process (I'm talking somewhere between 12-15 drinks!) that happened at home days in advance.  Thanks to the feedback from Greg (my, thankfully, willing +1 to most things tiki) and Tamar (who has some on-point taste buds and her own blog, Tam Thyme), we were able to arrive at three solid options: Saturn, Chief Lapu Lapu, and Mr. Bali Hai...  

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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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