Cocktail Recipes

TypesTiki / Tropical
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Traditional Mai Tai

Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

In Tahitian, “Mai Tai” means “The best—out of this world,” as exclaimed by the first person to taste Trader Vic’s original version. The iconic tiki drink was created to showcase the flavor of good quality rum, and should never be neon-colored or overly sweet. A proper Mai Tai is a deep amber hue and allows the rum to shine through.

Mojito

Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

What's the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.

Plain Killer

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

At James Beard Award winner Tory Miller's pan-Asian restaurant, Sujeo in Madison, Wis., a duo of fresh pineapple and orange juices round out a Tiki-style libation (modeled on the classic Painkiller) built for two thirsty revelers.

Nutty Ocho Rios

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

This cocktail from Shane Paule, the bar manager at Austin’s Isla, sports the usual good stuff found in a Mai Tai but with an additional scrumptious nutty layer of macadamia nut liqueur.

Saturn

Gin , Tiki / Tropical

A tropical drink with gin, not rum? Believe it!

Jungle Bird

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

This classic Tiki drink was created in 1978 at the Aviary bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton.

Warm in the Winter

Aquavit Gin , Tiki / Tropical

This completely vegan cocktail takes Tiki to a dramatic level.

Undead Gentleman

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

This modern Tiki cocktail takes the Zombie, a fairly complex drink, cuts down the number of ingredients and puts it in a coupe.

Zombie

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

Jeff "Beachbum" Berry shares Don the Beachcomber's original recipe.

Three Dots and a Dash

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

This Tiki drink is what an exotic cocktail is all about, with citrus, sweeteners, spice and, of course, rums.

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