THE BEST TIKI COCKTAILS TO MAKE FOR WORLD TIKI DAY
Tiki Cocktails You Need To Try
Hi there Duppies, We’re back with 5 epic cocktail recipes for you to try in celebration of World Tiki Day.
Tiki drinks are often synonymous with the Polynesian islands, however this specific group of drinks were mostly invented in the 1930s and ’40s in California. There are two rum legends in the Tiki world; the likes of Donn Beach (aka Don the Beachcomber) and Victor Bergeron (aka Trader Vic) who are thought to be the founding fathers of these addictive concoctions.
Tiki’s are known for their amazing fruity flavours so give these cocktails a try for an epic summer of Rum Love. Don’t forget to try our Spiced Pineapple Daiquiri and our Pina Colada while you’re at it.
The Mai Tai was created in 1944 by Victor J. Bergeron, and was named after the Tahitian word for “excellence”, so you know this one is going to be epic. Mai Tais are traditionally made using a combination of Jamaican rums and Rhum Agricole - but for an awesome twist on this delicious cocktail try adding The Duppy Share Aged for a blend of a 3 year old Jamaican rum and 5 year old Barbadian rum.
60ml The Duppy Share Aged
15ml Orange Curacao Liqueur
30ml Lime Juice 15ml Orgeat
10ml Sugar Syrup
Shake over ice and pour into a rocks glass
Garnish with mint
The Zombie first appeared in 1934, invented by Donn Beach at his Hollywood Don the Beachcomber restaurant. Legend has it that the cocktail’s name came about as a customer complained that he turned up to a meeting like a zombie after having a few drinks. The cocktail's fruity flavours conceal its high alcoholic content, so much so that the restaurant limits their customers to two Zombies apiece because of their strength.
25ml Lime Juice
100ml Pineapple Juice
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Add all ingredients to a Collins glass with Ice
Garnish with a wedge of Pineapple
The Rum Runner was created in 1972 at the Holiday Isle Beach Resort in Florida by John Ebert. Ebert was applying for a bartending job at the time and when asked to make up a new drink as part of his trial, he decided to put some of the lesser-used liqueurs together to create this unique cocktail. The drink is named after actual “Rum Runners” who smuggled alcohol during the prohibition era in the 1900s.
45ml The Duppy Share Aged
15ml Blackberry Liqueur
30ml Banana Liqueur
30ml Lime Juice
60ml Pineapple Juice
Add all ingredients to a Hurricane glass with Ice
Garnish with a wedge of Lime
The Hurricane cocktail was created in New Orleans by bar owner Pat O’Brien in the 1940s. Post WWII popular spirits like Bourbon and Scotch were in short supply, however Rum was readily available, with distributors even requiring bars to buy multiple cases of rum for one case of whiskey. This excess supply led to Pat creating the Hurricane and was named after it’s Hurricane lamp shaped glass.
80ml The Duppy Share Aged
40ml Lemon Juice
30ml Passionfruit Syrup
Shake over Ice and serve in a Hurricane glass
Garnish with Passionfruit seeds
The Jungle Bird was created in the 1970s by Jeffrey Ong, as he was tasked with inventing a cocktail to serve as a welcome drink to visitors of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton Hotel. The cocktail was crafted for the hotel’s Aviary Bar, which influenced its name and is said to have been served in a bird-shaped ceramic glass.
60ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
There you have it Duppies, try these delish Tiki cocktails and don’t forget to tag us in your banging photos of your concoctions on Facebook and Instagram @theduppyshare.