Sword Mistress

Sword Mistress

One ingredient that we have a soft spot for, but don't get to use as often as we'd like to, is Creme Yvette. Creme Yvette is a floral berry liqueur recently revived by the creator of St Germain. The liqueur is made from violets, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and cassis, sweetened…
Menehune Juice

Menehune Juice

"You can't see or talk to a menehune until you drink some Menehune Juice. So drink some." - Trader Vic The Menehune are a legendary people who are said to live in the forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian islands. Lots of things, from landmarks to bottled water, are…
Irish Sour

Irish Sour

Most tiki drinks are made with rum, but whiskey, gin and other spirits are also used depending on what flavor you're trying to achieve in a drink. One very well known drink that uses whiskey as a base is the Eastern Sour, a twist on a whiskey sour that was…
Tiki Tastings: Giffard Orgeat

Tiki Tastings: Giffard Orgeat

Giffard Orgeat is an pearlescent pinkish-white liquid that immediately stands out from other syrups when you see it on the shelf. We immediately gravitated towards it, both because it was so pretty and because it looked so different from the other orgeat syrups we have seen. When it comes to…
Hawaiian Time

Hawaiian Time

If you have friends from Hawaii, or have had the good fortune live there for a period of time, it doesn't take long to realize that things are a little bit different there. Everything moves a little bit slower and, perhaps as a result, everyone seems to be a little…
Karate Punch

Karate Punch

Punches are generally drinks that are supposed to have a lower alcohol content than regular cocktails, so that they can be batched and served to a group without having to worry that anyone is hitting the punch bowl too hard during a party. This Karate Punch is a fruity drink…
Diki Diki

Diki Diki

The Diki Diki is a vintage tiki cocktail with a fun name that puts Swedish Punsch in a starring role. The liqueur is made with rum and infused with citrus and spices, which makes it a bit reminiscent of Velvet Falernum, for those of you who haven't tried it yet. The…
Dr. Cocktail

Dr. Cocktail

This cocktail is just what the doctor ordered... if your doctor happens to be a fan of Tiki drinks as prescriptions for whatever is ailing you. The Dr. Cocktail is a revamped version of a prohibition-era drink that features Swedish Punsch. The original recipe used a blend of orange and…