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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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 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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Tiki Mug Monday: Silverlake Sea

Tiki Mug Monday: Silverlake Sea

A lot of the time when I'm looking to make a tiki drink at home I need to improvise, usually because I don't have exactly the right ingredients, but sometimes also because I'm going for a specific taste that I just can't find in an existing recipe.  This week, I decided to experiment with making something strong and fruity but not too sweet (inspired a little by the Beachcomber's Punch recipe in the Grog Log).  Here's what I came up with (I've decided to name it the Silverlake Sea due to it's region of origin)...

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