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Pearl Diver Classic Tiki Cocktail

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. Disclosure: …

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Yellow Parrot Cocktail Recipe

The Yellow Parrot is a forgotten classic cocktail that’s due for a comeback. This blend of equal parts absinthe, apricot liqueur, and yellow Chartreuse is potent and unusual, but somehow quite delicious! History of the cocktail The Yellow Parrot apparently first appeared in print in 1922 in the book Cocktails: How to Mix Them by …

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Missionary’s Downfall (Rum Cocktail with Pineapple, Peach, and Mint)

Missionary’s Downfall is a lesser-known classic tiki cocktail that is incredibly refreshing and fairly light. Unlike many tiki drinks, Missionary’s Downfall is not overly boozy and doesn’t require too many oddball ingredients! One of the things that makes the tiki genre so fun is the layers of interesting flavors from various rums, exotic syrups, and …

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Cobra’s Fang (Classic Tiki Cocktail)

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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