Tiki for me, Tiki for you
One aspect of tiki that I absolutely love is the communal experience of shared drinks. From Scorpion Bowls to a number of potent punches, there are many offerings that bring people together. Ultimately, that's what keeps me involved in cocktail culture – the camaraderie, conversation and new friends that I continue to meet "over drinks".
This cocktail was designed for two and has many layers of flavors – from the unmistakable funk of the Chartreuse to the tart and tangy kick of the kiwi.
Double this recipe for a large tiki mug or small bowl
- 1 oz light rum
- 1 oz Green Chartreuse
- .75 oz London dry gin
- .75 oz strained kiwi puree
- .75 oz lime juice
- .5 oz Velvet Falernum
- 1.25 oz Coco Lopez
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a glass with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh mint, pineapple frond, cherries, straws, a flaming crouton and whatever else you can find!
To make the flaming element, simply juice a lime or lemon, make sure there isn't any excess pulp (it won't burn) and drop a crouton in the center. When ready to serve, pour 151 rum or another high proof spirit into the citrus "bowl" and light on fire. The crouton acts like a candle wick. Be careful the flames will burn for a while and as you can see, get pretty high.