Even if you can't make it to a tropical island, you can feel like you are there with this collection of Tiki Cocktails!
Classic Tiki Cocktails that everyone loves. From Mai Tais to frozen daiquiris.
You'll have a hard time deciding which of these tropical drinks is your favorite!
What are tiki cocktails?
What are tiki cocktails, besides being delicious? They are a category of tropical drinks, usually made with rum and usually fruity with fun garnishes.
Tiki drinks are also deceptively easy to drink!
I've been fascinated with all things Tiki after finding a bunch of stir sticks, tiki mugs and umbrellas from Trader Vic's in my grandmother's bar. Apparently she visited there a lot in the 60's and 70's!
After a few sips of the perfect Mai Tai, I can see why!
Let's start with my very favorite Tiki drink, the Mai Tai! The Mai Tai was actually invented by Victor Bergeron from Trader Vic's!
Most of the ingredients for a Mai Tai are pretty easy to find, the only tricky one might be orgeat syrup. You can find it in most liquor stores now, or you can use my recipe to make Homemade Orgeat Syrup!
Next, let's talk about frozen Tiki Cocktails! Frozen cocktails and tropical breezes go hand in hand, don't they.
Up first is a frozen mango daiquiri. Whenever mangoes go on sale, I buy them, dice them and freeze them, so that I can have this fruity frozen daiquiri whenever I want. You can also make it using the big bottles of mango nectar at most grocery stores.
While you're thinking about frozen daiquiris, don't forget the classic Frozen Banana Daiquiri. We have this all the time. As soon as bananas start getting a little ripe, we slice them into 4ths (that way you can roughly guess 4 pieces makes one banana) and store them in the freezer.
I couldn't go without the classic of all classics, the Piña Colada! With coconut and rum, you can practically feel the ocean breeze! It you want a fun adult treat, try these Piña Colada Popsicles or Piña Colada Sherbet!
Last, but not least, is the Scorpion Cocktail! The Scorpion was usually served in a big scorpion bowl, with several straws and was shared.
I would love to get my hands on a Scorpion Cocktail Bowl, but in the meantime, I'll just serve them in regular glasses.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of our favorite Tiki Cocktails!
Get out the rum, your beach chair, a pair of sunnies and enjoy your little tropical vacation!