Ah, summer … the time of the year when you want to sip on refreshing cocktails that feature lots of fruit juices. The rum drinks of the Caribbean are a great start, but consider also the often-maligned category of “Tiki Drinks,” recipes that were inspired by, if not exactly invented in, the South Pacific.
That’s exactly what I do in my latest article for Primer Magazine, where I bring you some history, some suggestions, and seven delicious recipes for Tiki drinks. No sour mixes or over-sweetened nonsense here; all of these drinks use fresh fruit juices and delicious liquors in perfect combination. Check out the article and learn more about this overlooked category of cocktails!
Here’s an excerpt:
When I think of Tiki drinks, an image immediately forms in my mind: I see a gigantic banyan tree, its limbs stretched out in every direction, and around its trunk a dwelling built of massive, dark, wooden beams, with a thatched roof and little lamps hanging in its windows. Expatriates from many countries gather there, wearing suits of white linen and flower-print gowns, to sip exotic concoctions while staring out through the mosquito netting at the setting sun as it sinks into the crashing ocean. In the distance, drums pound out a powerful rhythm.
You can read the full article over at Primer.