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Cocktail Recipes

7 Tiki Cocktail Recipes That Are Paradise In A Glass

If you have been seeking recipes for delicious Tiki drinks, then you have come to the right place.

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Tiki cocktails are the perfect drinks to enjoy whether you're a fan of classic Tiki drink culture that was popular during the mid 20th century or you are just a connoisseur of fruity rum drinks that have a tropical theme. Here are some of our favorite tiki tipples that we like to enjoy by the pool or on the patio during the summer.


mai tai tiki cocktail recipe

1. Mai Tai

A tiki classic, we’re partial to this flavorful preparation of the Mai Tai that combines premium aged rum with a variety of sweet syrups.

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2. Veiled Pearl

Featuring tropical fruits and flavors, feel the air of a warm island breeze as you make this tasty tiki drink.

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scorpion bowl tiki cocktail

3. Scorpion Bowl

The Scorpion Bowl is a quintessential rum cocktail that combines the whimsy of tiki with the camaraderie of communal drinking.

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4. Blue Hawaiian

Known as the Blue Hawaiian or Swimming Pool cocktail, this drink sports a hue that is similar to a tropical ocean paradise or your backyard pool.

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5. Singapore Sling

A tiki drink with *checks notes*.....gin?!?! While its creation predated the opening of Don The Beachcomber by about 30-40 years, the Singapore Sling became a staple of their drink menu because of its list of exotic ingredients and unique color.

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painkiller cocktail

6. Painkiller

The Painkiller is a sweet and fruity rum cocktail that goes down easy on a hot summer day. It is the signature drink of the British Virgin Islands, where it was created in the early 1970s at the Soggy Dollar Bar.

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7. Dr. Funk

The Dr. Funk tiki cocktail is named after Dr. Bernard Funk, a German doctor that practiced medicine in Samoa and had Robert Louis Stevenson as one of his patients. The good doctor created a drink that contained absinthe, lime juice and grenadine, which inspired the tiki drink that carries his name.

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pina colada

Bonus Cocktail: Piña Colada

While the Piña Colada is not considered a true tiki cocktail, it shares many traits with traditional tiki drinks: rum, tropical-themed, and made from several ingredients. It doesn't really feel out of place on this list despite its classification by tiki enthusiasts as a beach or tropical drink.

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No matter which of these tropically cool cocktails you decide to whip up, be sure to have a proper tiki mug to enjoy it in. Is there a popular tiki cocktail that you like to enjoy that isn't on our list? Leave it in the comments, and maybe we'll add it in the future!

Dave Buchanan

Dave Buchanan

Dave Buchanan has been the Content Writer for KegWorks since June 2019. He has a fondness for craft beer that developed while working for a local beer distributor. Dave also worked for an area sports talk radio station for several years, and continues his broadcasting work as a motorsports announcer and indoor lacrosse reporter.

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