There are only a finite number of Tiki Cocktails in the world. Fortunately, that number is pretty high. And new exotic cocktails are being invented every day. But what’s really fun is when you stumble across a Tiki drink that dates back to the 1930s, that you haven’t had yet.
Here’s a somewhat traditional recipe for just such a great:
Nui Nui Exotic Cocktail
In the true tradition of Tiki bar drinks, the Nui Nui blends rums, fresh juices, syrups and other exotic ingredients to create an enticing cocktail that’s perfectly balanced.
4 oz amber good quality Carribean rum
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz freshly squeez orange juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice liqueur
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 spiral-cut orange peels
Toss everything except the orange peels in a blender and blend on high until nice and frothy, just about 5 seconds but no more. Add about 8 oz crushed ice to two tall tiki mugs or glasses, pour drink into each and add additional crushed ice to fill.
Coil an orange peel into each drink, with the top hanging over the rim of the glass for garnish. This drink also lends itself to getting creative with the garnish…anything from a tropical flower to speared pineapple, cherry and orange wedge, plus an umbrella if you dig it.
-Tiki Chris, reporting from the Tiki Bar at that wonderful, mythical Pirate’s Cove Lounge on Tiki Island
Don’t forget! International Exotic Cocktail Day is October 2nd this year!