This is a extremely simple recipe that will be tastiest with fresh grapefruits in season. Feel free to experiment with Demerara sugar for more flavor.
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Fresh pineapple juice is essential to the deliciousness of this recipe. Use a juice extractor or hand juicer, or muddle and strain some ripe chunks of fresh pineapple.
Allspice dram is a simple liqueur flavored with allspice berries. It's also known as pimento dram, because allspice is a berry from the pimento tree. Allspice dram adds a dark, strong, and spicy counterpoint to rum and sweet ingredients in tiki drinks. For years, allspice dram was damn-near impossible to find in the states. Even though you can find it on store shelves now, it's still much more fun (and affordable!) to make it at home.
Falernum can be tricky to find commercially, but it's easy to make at home so that you can be ready to mix up lots of classic Tiki cocktails.
This spicy and rich cocktail recipe uses Trader Tiki's newest cocktail ingredient, Hazelnut Orgeat, which is a filbert-based syrup made from roasted hazelnuts grown Oregon.
Following Wednesday's post on the appeal of higher-proof spirits in cocktails, here's a drink that may appear formidable at first glance, but if treated with due respect is as gentle as can be: the 151 Swizzle.
When the hot weather settles in, it's good to break out the drinks with proven cooling potential, and few drinks have a longer history as a refreshing cooler or a more laid-back attitude than the venerable Planter's Punch.
Tiki drinks are rarely simple to make. But the Hai Karate—an original drink by exotic-drink expert Jeff "Beachbum" Berry—is something of an exception. While many faux-tropical drink recipes reach deep into the mixological pantry, this cocktail calls for little more than several types of juice, a shake of bitters, and the gentle richness of Virgin Islands rum.