The Vanilla Trade

The Vanilla Trade

Vanilla is always one of our favorite flavors, whether it is in a bowl of classic vanilla ice cream or mingling with oak in a barrel-aged rum or bourbon. Vanilla orchids grown in many tropical climates around the world, but they originated in parts of Mexico, Guatemala and Central America.…
The Cobra Effect

The Cobra Effect

Given that we just added some new falernum to our collection, we were especially pleased to see a feature dedicated to falernum in our most recent issue of Imbibe Magazine. The magazine included a trio of cocktails that derived a lot of their flavor from falernum, yet were entirely different. It inspired us to do…
Tiki Bomb Pop

Tiki Bomb Pop

Every single tiki drink is absolutely appropriate for a summer party, when the weather is hot and you want to kick back and imagine you are somewhere a little more exotic than your yard. Some drinks, however, are more appropriate than others. We often serve up cocktails that are blended or…
Mango Overboard

Mango Overboard

Though we honestly like them all, mangoes are one of our favorite tropical fruits and we just can't resist them when they're in season. Mangoes don't make it into tiki drinks quite as often as other tropical fruits, however. We attribute this to the fact that mangoes, while delicious, have…
After the Luau

After the Luau

The other day, we made a caramelized pineapple syrup by cooking chunks of pineapple on the stovetop with a little bit of sugar, then combining that with more sugar and water to make it into a usable syrup. The syrup was good, but after a little bit of experimentation, we decided that adding some…