I’ve come to learn that there’s a lot more to tiki than any particular style, method, or tradition. At least, that’s what I appreciate about it. I know a lot of purist who never stray from tradition. A lot of drinks are so specific with measurements that it can be hard to even try to change a recipe. Classics are classics for a reason.
However, to me, the fun of making cocktails is the creativity. Finding inspiration from the classics is what drives every bartender I know. I definitely have a long way to go when it comes to understanding the tiki classics, the history, the culture, the lifestyle. Hell… I only own one “tiki shirt”.
Tiki is definitely out of my element, but I do appreciate it greatly. I look forward to learning more about what it has to hold, and what I’ll be able to contribute.
Passion for Fashion
1oz Hamilton 86 Guyana
1oz Plantation Original Dark
.5oz Passion Fruit Juice
.5oz Blueberry Juice
.75oz Lime Juice
.5oz Demerara Simple Syrup
.5oz Coconut Cream
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Garnish: Rim a glass with ground cinnamon and Hawaiian Pink Salt, stabbed blueberries, lime moon, mint sprig.
Add everything to a shaker with ice. Double strain into a rocks glass over ice.