This Month We Celebrate All Things Tiki

Date Posted:9 July 2019 

Tiki is the genre inspired by 1930's to 1950's Hawaiian and Polynesian pop styles, stylised with tropical themes of bamboo, rattan, island-inspired music, and mostly rum-based drinks. Escape to a tropical island with some Tiki bar essentials for your own tropical paradise.

A great start is the Beach Bum Berry book range (we have 4 titles in all), for everything you need to know about how to craft the perfect tropical island drink.

Tiki basics
Most tiki cocktails start with rum.  Try a Jamaican or Cuban rum or one in a rich Demerara-style, or a pineapple rum like our Tiki Lovers.
Next, you will need some classic syrups to add a hint of the tropics. Falernum is a spicy sweet elixir made from almonds and spices like ginger, cloves, and allspice. Orgeat is an almond syrup enhanced with orange or rose water. Simple syrup is a sugar syrup flavoured with botanicals and citrus. Grenadine is a syrup made with pomegranate juice and sugar.
Layer these ingredients with fruit juices, liqueurs or bitters to strike the perfect balance. Serve in a Tiki-themed vessel, and garnish with pineapple, mint, lime, lemon or cherry.  Don't forget your bamboo picks or umbrellas for embellishment!
Planter's Punch
60ml Tiki Lovers Pineapple Rum
20ml ​lime juice
20ml Royal Rose Demerara Syrup
5ml The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
1 dash Crude Quartiki Bitters

Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish: a pineapple wedge and a mint sprig

45ml London Dry Gin
25ml lemon juice
15ml BG Reynolds Passionfruit Syrup
7.5ml The Commissary Orgeat Syrup
7.5ml Snug Harbor Falernum Syrup
Shake and strain into a tiki mug filled with crushed ice. Garnish: lemon peel spiralled around a cherry, speared with a pick. 

Mai Tai
60ml​ gold rum
20ml ​lime juice
15ml Marionette Orange Curaçao
15ml The Commissary Orgeat Syrup

Shake and strain into your favourite tiki receptacle filled with ice. Garnish with a Sensational Fruit lime crisp and sprig of mint.
Limited time Offer:
Tiki God Cooler and Tiki God DOF glass.
Purchase 3 of one style and get a 4th free!

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