It’s Time for Tiki Drinks!
If summer fills your head with images of tropical, fruity beverages, then chances are that tiki mugs are what you envision in your hand (perhaps including a teeny, tiny umbrella).
So named after the polynesian idols that are traditionally depicted, these ceramic tiki mugs were popularized in the United States in the 1950’s at polynesian- and tiki-themed bars and restaurants. By the 1960’s, a variety of different style tiki mugs were being manufactured (Admin |, 2019). Today, you can even find them styled after your favorite superhero or Star Wars character.
While tiki mugs may not impact the flavor or aroma of your favorite adult beverage, they certainly add a bit of fun and flair, perhaps even imparting a small taste of that always desirable vacation life. If you’re looking to add some fun to your drinkware collection, we carry a variety of styles at our Burlington Tasting Room. Need some drink ideas to go with your new tiki mug? Below are a few recipes you can try from home.
Tiki Drink Recipes
In a shaker, add all ingredients, except for bitters, with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a tiki mug. Dash bitters on top of the cocktail. Add a lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish. Note: if preferred, you can shake the bitters with the rest of the ingredients.
- 1 oz. First Run Rum
- 1 oz. Rum 44
- 1 oz. Maple Cask Rum
- ½ oz. Lazzaroni Amaretto
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. orange juice
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Shake all ingredients, except for the Maple Cask Rum. Strain into a tiki mug, then top with a float of Maple Cask Rum. Garnish with pineapple, cherry and lime on a skewer.
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a tiki mug. Garnish with an edible flower and an orange wheel.
In a shaker, add all ingredients with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into your favorite tiki mug. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a lime wheel.
- 2 oz. First Run Rum
- 3/4 oz. Giffard Banane du Bresil
- 1/2 oz. spiced black walnut orgeat
- 1/4 oz. Cheongsam Smokey Mist Tea Liqueur
- 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
- 1/4 oz. lemon juice
- Bar spoon white creme de cacao
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters
Combine ingredients. Shake with ice cubes, and strain into a tiki mug. To recreate our decorative garnish, fill a mini ice cream cone with banana candies, cocktail umbrella, monkey charm, and orchid.
Written and edited by Brianne Lucas. Published on July 15, 2022.
References: Admin |, B. (2019, June 2). More Than a Glass: A Brief History of the Tiki Mug (Conference Preview 2019) – Wine, Wit, and Wisdom. Wine, Wit, and Wisdom. Retrieved July 14, 2022, from https://winewitandwisdomswe.com/2019/06/02/more-than-a-glass-a-brief-history-of-the-tiki-mug-conference-preview-2019/