Dear drinker, if you haven't noticed, tiki cocktails are back with a vengeance. After spending the last few decades languishing in obscurity, the tropical mixological style has become trendy again.
Acclaimed bars like Lani Kai and PKNY in New York and Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco are inspired by tiki godfathers Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber.
So put on your Hawaiian shirt, turn up the Don Ho and start fixing these five delicious tiki drinks.
Modern-day tiki evangelist Jeff "Beachbum" Berry created this tasty tipple, which adds a splash of the Spanish citrus-and-spice-flavored Licor 43 to a mix of fruit juices and two kinds of rum.View recipe: Beachbum's Own
Its name is Tahitian, but this classic was actually invented in Oakland, Calif. Our recipe, contributed by Martin Cate of San Francisco's Smuggler's Cove, hews closely to Trader Vic's original.View recipe: Traditional Mai Tai
This tasty beverage, created by Liquor.com advisor Jim Meehan, who runs famed New York speakeasy PDT, perfectly captures the exoticism of tiki. It calls for both fiery chile peppers and cooling coconut milk, not to mention an award-winning blended rum.View recipe: My Thai
Rum is hands-down the most popular tiki spirit. But this historic concoction is one of the few classics that's made with gin instead. Our recipe is named for the Raffles Hotel (which really is in Singapore), where the elixir is thought to have originated.View recipe: Singapore Raffles Sling
No list of tiki cocktails would be complete without a refreshing slushy, blended drink. This one is a delicious combination of aged rum, citrus and strawberry: perfect for a sweltering August afternoon.View recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri
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