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Cocktails Intoxica! Tiki

Oahu Gin Sling

The ‘Oahu Gin Sling,’ originally featured in Playboy Magazine circa 1970s is a wonderfully bubbly concoction that blends gin, lime juice and creme de cassis for a refreshing yet complex tropical-styled drink. Credited to Thomas Mario (aka Sidney Aptekar) the food and drink editor at Playboy Magazine during its golden age. He published a series …

Cocktails Grog Log Tiki

Painkiller

Invented in the 1970s at The Soggy Dollar Bar on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, it would be fair to label the Painkiller cocktail as progeny of the famous PiƱa Colada that pre-dates it by over a century. However, as is so often the case with Tiki cocktails, the …

Cocktails Grog Log Tiki

Mai Tai (Trader Vic Version)

The Mai Tai by Trader Vic. Undeniably one of the most iconic Tiki cocktails ever invented. Deceptively simple, the Mai Tai just has that X factor that keeps you coming back for more. Without a doubt, thanks to the subtle underpinning of almond orgeat laced throughout. From my experience, Victor Bergeron’s mixological genius was in …

Grog Log Tiki

Colonel Beach’s Plantation Punch

Colonel Beach’s Plantation Punch from Beachbum Berry’s Tiki retrospective Grog Log (1998). This late era concoction by Donn Beach dates back to his Waikiki years in the 1950s. It is also one of the few carbonated cocktails I have chosen to highlight from the Grog Log, utilizing the spicy Jamaican ginger beer. I am a …

Cocktails Grog Log Tiki

Beachcomber’s Punch

One of the true pioneer cocktails, this recipe for “Beachcomber’s Punch” dates all the way to the creation of Don the Beachcomber’s in 1930s Hollywood. Considering that, this punch is packed with a surprising amount to finesse and complexity. Featuring Don’s signature secret formula of Pernod and Angostura and enhanced with apricot brandy, it is …

Cocktails Grog Log Tiki

Never Say Die

Although served at a Don the Beachcomber’s in Hollywood, this drink is actually a creation of Tony Ramos, the head bartender, circa 1960s. Post depature by Donn Beach to Waikiki. Featuring a familiar batch of flavors to the tiki palette, this is another drink that just hits the right note. I’m not always a fan …

Cocktails Grog Log Tiki

Honolulu Cocktail

This gin based tiki drink from Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log was originally featured in Harry Craddock’s legendary 1930 collection The Savoy Cocktail Book during his time as bartender at The Savoy Hotel in London. Which, makes a lot of sense actually considering how foreign gin generally is to the world of Tiki and how prevalent …