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Our Favourite Tiki Cocktail Recipes

If Vogue are talking about it, it must be true! Over the past couple of years, Tiki has slowly crept back into fashion and this year it hasn't slowed down! Everywhere you look there are pineapples, flamingos, and tropical fruit decorating everything from clothes to drinks.

Originating from 1934, the tiki theme was loosely based on Polynesian culture and was known for its fruity drinks with little umbrellas, flamboyant Hawaiian shirts, and flaming torches. Since then Tiki has grown up, dropping the sickly sweet drinks and has adopted perfectly aged rum and fresh ingredients.

We’re here to take you through our favourite tiki cocktail recipes, including all the equipment you need to bring them to life!

Tiki Cocktail Inspiration

Equipment Needed:

If you're wanting to add some tropical drinks to your menu, Drinkstuff has all that you need.

  • Syrups & Purees 

Sourcing fresh ingredients can be difficult, but don't worry we can help. Check out our wide range of syrups and purees, we stock a wide range of Funkin and Monin products. These syrups and purees are easy to store and are trusted by bartenders across the globe.

  • Glassware 

Once you know what drinks you're making you need something to show it off in. Forget the classic highball, they have their place but it's not serving tiki cocktails. For a vibrant tiki cocktail, you need the best tiki drinkware possible.

Take a look at the pineapple glasses by Artis and Utopia, these glasses feature a dazzling pineapple shape and design but are made from a clear glass to display the contents.

If you want something that breaks the mold check out the stunning Copper Pineapple from Utopia. With a removable lid that also acts as a stand, these copper pineapples will transform even a basic cocktail into a cocktail masterpiece.

  • Finishing Touches

Of course, even a modern tiki cocktail needs a little bit of decoration. Over on our website, we have a wide range of cocktail garnishes including crystallized mint, dried hibiscus, and coloured sugars. 

Should you want to add a cheeky cocktail umbrella or flamingo drinks stirrer we've got that too, check out our huge range of cocktail decorations.

Our Favourite Tiki Cocktails

1. Rum Punch

Ingredients Needed:

  • 175ml orange juice
  • 75ml lime juice
  • 150ml golden rum
  • 50ml sugar syrup
  • Dash of grenadine syrup
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slices & maraschino cherries (for garnish)


  1. Pour the orange juice, lime juice, rum, sugar syrup, grenadine and Angostura bitters into a jug and stir thoroughly
  2. Pop the mixture into the fridge for one hour
  3. Serve the chilled mixture in a glass over ice cubes and garnish.

2. Mai Tai

Ingredients Needed:

  • 25ml golden rum
  • 1 tbsp orange curacao
  • 2 tsp orgeat syrup
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar syrup
  • Ice cubes & crushed ice
  • 25ml dark rum
  • Wedge of pineapple & cocktail cherry (for garnish)


  1. Pour the golden rum, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, lime juice, sugar syrup and ice cubes into a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake until the shaker is cool to touch
  3. Fill your tumbler with crushed ice and strain the cocktail over it
  4. Slowly pour the dark rum over the top of the drink
  5. Garnish with pineapple and cherry.

3. Pina Colada

Ingredients Needed:

  • 120ml pineapple juice
  • 60ml white rum
  • 60ml coconut cream
  • Handful of ice
  • Pineapple wedge (for garnish)


  1. Put all of the ingredients (apart from the garnish) into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and garnish.