Tropical Itch

Tropical Itch

The Tropical Itch is a cocktail that was first poured by Harry Yee at the Hilton Hawaiian Gardens resort in Waikiki back in 1957. Harry Yee was a bartender who turned out to be a bit of a tropical tiki drink pioneer, putting together drinks that we still enjoy today.…
A Lapu Lapu for the #lapulapuchallenge2015

A Lapu Lapu for the #lapulapuchallenge2015

The Lapu Lapu is a classic tiki cocktail that we've always really enjoyed. The original had two types of rum - usually a light and a dark - and a blend of lemon, orange and passion fruit juices. The three juices are a fantastic combination, largely because the lemon and…
Velvet Ti Punch

Velvet Ti Punch

Ti Punch is the most traditional way to enjoy rhum agricole. The drink is served by bringing a bottle of rhum, a dish of limes and a small bowl of sugar to your table, then giving you a glass and a swizzle stick that will allow you to assemble the…
Navy Grog

Navy Grog

Navy grog is, undoubtedly, one of the most famous tiki drinks out there. Though the Zombie and the Mai Tai developed more name recognition, they also changed siginificantly over time into forms that were just about unrecognizable when compared to the originals. We're seeing more and more bars - even…
Tradewinds

Tradewinds

We love rum, but it's not the only spirit in our bar - not by a long shot. There are plenty of tiki cocktails that use gin, whiskey and other spirits as a base, and there are many tiki cocktails that can have new life breathed into them by mixing…
VenTiki – Ventura, California

VenTiki – Ventura, California

Ventura is a great little seaside town just north of Los Angeles. If you're passing through, make time for a stop at VenTiki. VenTiki is a tiki bar located right on the main street in Ventura, just a few blocks from the beach. It's a relative newcomer to the SoCal…
The Last Beach

The Last Beach

It's hard to resist an ice cold glass of freshly made lemonade on a hot summer day. We love how refreshing sweet-tart lemonade is and we also love how a big pitcher helps to fill the gap between morning coffee and afternoon happy hour. The Last Beach is a riff…
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…