Try these four fab tiki drink recipes and create fun and colorful cocktails for your next party!
If you love fruity cocktails that remind you of beaches, balmy breezes and warm sunshine, then you will love our tiki drink recipes.
Whilst there is no definition of what constitutes a true tiki drink, there are some similarities you will find between these drinks - different types of rums in one glass, tropical fruit flavors and fun garnishes.
Here are four delicious tiki drink recipes to try:
This one’s a classic that has evolved slightly over time, becoming fruitier than it used to be. To make one of these for yourself you will need:
1oz light rum
1oz dark rum
1oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz orange curacao
1/2 oz orgeat syrup
1/4 oz simple syrup
Garnishes: lime shell and mint sprig
1. Add a couple of handfuls of ice to a cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients except for the garnishes. Shake well.
2. Pour the contents into an old-fashioned (short) glass and garnish by dunking the lime shell into the cocktail and topping with a sprig of fresh mint.
Despite this drink being inspired by tropical flavors, it originates in New Orleans from the 1940s. We love the sweet fruitiness of this cocktail.
2oz light rum
2oz dark rum
2oz passion fruit juice
1oz orange juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz grenadine
Garnishes: orange slice and maraschino cherry
1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and squeeze in the juice of one half of a lime.
2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the garnishes, and shake vigorously to mix.
3. Fill a hurricane glass with ice and strain the contents from the shaker into the glass. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.
This cocktail is great served over ice or blended but it definitely has a kick, so be careful! There are so many rum runner recipes out there that you don’t often find matching recipes, but we have found this blend one of the best!
1oz light rum
1oz dark rum
1/2 oz blackberry brandy
1oz banana liqueur
1oz pineapple juice
Splash of grenadine
Garnishes: blackberry and orange slice
1. Place all of the ingredients besides the garnish into a cocktail shaker that is filled with ice.
2. Shake well and strain into a hurricane glass. Top with fresh ice and garnish with the fruit.
Filled with delicious, tropical flavors and finished with a lovely blue color, this cocktail looks as good as it tastes! Its pineapple and coconut flavor is very reminiscent of a Pina colada.
1 1/2 oz light rum
3/4 oz blue curaçao
2oz pineapple juice
3/4 oz cream of coconut
Garnishes: pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry
1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the ingredients, except for the garnishes.
2. Stir or shake well until the blue curaçao is well mixed.
3. Strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the pineapple and cherry.
Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.Tags: Cocktails, Alcohol, Party Food