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…
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…