Homemade Lychee Syrup

Homemade Lychee Syrup

Lychees are a delicious tropical fruit that come into season during the summertime. When they are fresh, the pink-shelled fruits can be found in the produce aisle at most well-stocked grocery stores. During the off-season, canned versions can be found packed in syrup. Lychees have a delicate perfume-like flavor with…
Mango Daiquiri

Mango Daiquiri

We work with pineapple and pineapple juice a lot, but it isn't the only tropical fruit out there that plays well with rum. Mango is another delicious fruit that is excellent when incorporated into tiki drinks. The pile of perfectly ripe mangoes in our kitchen - a few of which…
Island Hopper

Island Hopper

When you need to take a short flight between islands - whether you're in Hawaii, the South Pacific or the Caribbean - you jump aboard a small plane or helicopter known as an island hopper. These light aircraft are designed for short flights, but every place they stop is generally…
151 Swizzle

151 Swizzle

151 Swizzle is a drink that first appeared on the menu at Don the Beachcomber's in the 1960s. You can guess from the name what the base spirit is: 151 proof rum. The drink combines rum, lime juice and simple syrup with a dash of pernod and bitters, then swizzles…
Strawberry Shrunken Skull

Strawberry Shrunken Skull

Tiki drinks are always an excellent choice on a hot summer day, but there aren't all that many tiki drinks that are made especially for summer, such as fresh strawberries or other berries that you might run into at the farmers' market. This is a shame because ingredients like strawberries…
Mahina Riviera

Mahina Riviera

We are big fans of Clement's Mahina Coco Liqueur. Unlike coconut-flavored rums, this liqueur is naturally flavor by infusing rhum agricole with fresh coconut. It is sweetened, but it retains some of the fresh, vegetal notes of the rhum for a unique flavor. It's an excellent mixing liqueur, especially if…
The Great Waikiki Mai Tai Hunt

The Great Waikiki Mai Tai Hunt

When you think of Hawaii, you probably think of sipping tropical cocktails on a sun-kissed beach. And when you get to Hawaii, you'll find people drinking them down like water. In Hawaii, they don't serve the traditional Trader Vic's Mai Tai. Instead, they serve a more tropical version of the…
Blue Zombie

Blue Zombie

There is something about a blue cocktail that just makes you feel like you're on vacation. This probably has a little something to do with the fact that the Blue Hawaii was invented on Oahu and was served to millions of tourists over the years. The main ingredient in most…