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The Shark’s Tooth is a classic tiki cocktail created by Donn Beach. This refreshing rum cocktail with pineapple and lime is one of the easiest tiki drinks to make at home, making it great for beginners. History of the Shark’s Tooth This simple tiki drink was created by Donn Beach, the founding father of the …

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The Saturn is a classic tiki cocktail that’s light, fruity, and simple to make. It’s notable in the tiki genre for its use of gin instead of rum. With a mix of lemon, passion fruit, almond, and spices, the Saturn’s layered flavors and refreshing citrus make it a great summer drink. History of the Saturn …

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The Pearl Diver is a tiki cocktail made with rum, lime, orange, and a sweet, spiced “secret” ingredient. Like so many classic tiki drinks, this recipe was almost lost to history. Fortunately, tiki historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry was able to recover the recipe for the Pearl Diver and its key ingredient: Don’s Gardenia Mix. If …

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The Cobra’s Fang is a classic tiki cocktail made with rum, citrus, syrups, and dashes of bitters and absinthe. Invented by the father of tiki, Don Beach, the Cobra’s Fang is a fun classic that uses two tiki-specific ingredients: Fassionola and falernum Fassionola is a bright red syrup made with passion fruit and other tropical …

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This post is sponsored by Spirit Hub. Learn more about how Spirit Hub brings craft spirits from independent distilleries to your doorstep here. This tiki-inspired spiced rum and amaro cocktail is named for the Hawaiian way to say ‘Merry Christmas.’ Merrymeeting Spiced Rum from Portland Maine’s Three of Strong Spirits fortifies with flavors of cinnamon and ginger, …

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You can sip on tiki cocktails year round, but they’re that much better on the beach, poolside, or even just lounging on the couch in front of the AC on a hot summer day. The tiki genre is a vast and eclectic sea of cocktail recipes, but most have the following characteristics in common: the use of rum, tropical fruits, citrus juices, and often exotic spices in the form of syrups, liqueurs, or bitters. You can’t go wrong with a classic Mai Tai, but if you’re looking for something new and different, give one of these a try the next time you’re in the mood for something tropical.

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