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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 oz Honey
  • 1 oz Unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon syrup*
  • 1/2 tsp Allspice liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla syrup


  1. Using a spatula or an electric mixer, whip all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

  2. *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.