Tiki Tastings: The Scarlet Ibis

Tiki Tastings: The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis is a Trinidadian rum that was originally produced for the Death & Co. bar in New York City from a blend of pot-still rums aged from 3 to 5 years in oak casks. It's sold nationwide, but the release is relatively limited. We originally picked up a…
Pumpkin Caramel Piña Colada

Pumpkin Caramel Piña Colada

When we were at Tiki Oasis a few months ago, we sat in on a terrific seminar with Richard Boccato where he talked about the importance of having a good blender in a tiki bar and how to make great blended drinks. To summarize the talk in one sentence, all you need to know…
7 y Miel

7 y Miel

When you have a great rum, you have a lot of different options as to what you can do with it. There are times when we like a cocktail that has a lot of complexity to it. There are other times when we want something simple. Frankly, there are also…
The Corpse Flower

The Corpse Flower

When we first tasted St George California Rhum Agricole, we were blown away. The rum is very intense, with a super funky and earthy character to it, with savory black olive and truffle overtones. It is quite unique - so unique that it is a slightly challenging rum to work…
Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

The one of the earliest references I've seen to a Yellow Bird cocktail was in an article from The Palm Beach Post on Jun 25, 1972 in an article that focused on Galliano recipes because Galliano is, of course, a natural choice of liqueur when you want to turn a…
Swamp Thing Swizzle

Swamp Thing Swizzle

We came up with the name Swamp Thing Swizzle and knew that it was perfect for a Halloween drink. We don't usually start with the drink name and reverse-engineer its contents, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. We wanted a green drink and started with…
Carving Pumpkins with a Tiki Twist

Carving Pumpkins with a Tiki Twist

Carving pumpkins is one of the great joys of the Halloween season. It's a chance to get your hands dirty and create some art - which is something that a lot of us don't do the rest of the year. This year, we're going a little bit tiki with our…
Vampire’s Kiss

Vampire’s Kiss

A few weeks ago, in the leadup to Halloween, we picked up a pack of amazing looking spiderweb drink umbrellas that were made by Wilton. They were just begging to be used to garnish a tiki Halloween drink of some kind. The problem with the umbrellas is that we wanted…