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The Perfect Tiki Drink Recipe


This is the perfect tiki drink recipe. It will definitely change your view of the tiki cocktail! Tiki drinks are sometimes synonymous with overly sweet, sugary neon libations served in tiki heads. But that’s not a true tiki drink. Tiki drinks and the culture actually started in Los Angeles! It was in 1934 when Polynesian-themed bar and restaurant, Don The Beachcomber opened. They served rum punches and Polynesian-inspired food. A few years later, Trader Vics opened his first tiki restaurant in Oakland, CA. So although inspired by the South Pacific, the first ever tiki cocktail recipe was made right here in Los Angeles. When made right, tiki drinks can be just as “old-fashioned” as bourbon in a cup!! This one we created uses bitters and fresh juices and it’s super easy to make. Perfect for summer entertaining!


The Perfect Tiki Drink Recipe


  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp maraschino cherry syrup
  • dash grapefruit bitters (we like Scrappy's!)


  1. Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20 seconds.

  2. Strain into a coupe cup and garnish with a flower and a pineapple!

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2 responses to The Perfect Tiki Drink Recipe

  1. July 22, 2015

    Wow! Looks delicious! I would love one (maybe two or three) I must remember this for my next pool party. Your photos are stunning as always.

    1. Eden
      July 22, 2015

      Thank you Courtney!! I think you’d like this one for a pool party 🙂 SO easy to make which is always a plus!!! XO

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