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Don’s Gardenia Mix

don's gardenia mix recipe
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Don's Gardenia Mix combines honey, butter and spices such as cinnamon and allspice and is one of the many flavor-bomb concoctions dreamed up by the legendary Donn Beach of Don the Beachcomber.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “A Long Lost Tiki Ingredient Returns.”


  • 1 ounce honey

  • 1 ounce unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon syrup*

  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice liqueur

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla syrup


  1. Add honey, unsalted butter, cinnamon syrup, allspice liqueur and vanilla syrup into a bowl. Using a spatula or an electric mixer, whip until smooth and creamy.

  2. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

*Cinnamon syrup: Add 2 crumbled cinnamon sticks, 4 cups sugar and 2 cups water to a large pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and cover. Let sit 20 minutes, then strain and chill. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.