Traveling Tiki Cocktail Bar needs

IMO, you can fit all you need to make many of the best Tiki drinks in a milk crate. Granted, these are for making Don the Beachcomber’s recipes…

  • Light Rum (Cruzan)
  • Gold Rum (Cruzan)
  • Dark Rum (Myers’s)
  • 151 Hamilton or other quality demerara (Lemon Hart is also okay)
  • 80 proof demerara (you may drop this and sub dark rum for space) (El Dorado 8 year)
  • Allspice dram (St. Elizabeth’s is the gold standard)
  • Falernum (John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum is the standard)
  • Lime juice (Fresh squeezed ALWAYS)
  • White Grapefruit juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Maybe pineapple juice for a Rum Barrel.
  • Honey syrup (50/50 water and honey. Heat a little in microwave, about 90 seconds for 2 cups, and stir. Cool and bottle. Do not let boil or it is an instant mess.)
  • Simple syrup
  • Cinnamon syrup (B.G. Reynolds is the right flavor, but too strong. Cut in half.)
  • Passionfruit syrup (Aunty Lilkoi’s is best)
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Herbsaint or Absinthe
  • Nutmeg
  • Soda water

Measuring devices (spoons and jigger, etc.)

Granted, the size of your containers will dictate whether it all fits in one crate.

Ice, glasses and a blender and you are set!

With this you can make:

  • Navy Grog
  • Jet Pilot
  • Test Pilot (almost, Cointreau)
  • Rum Barrel (almost, grenadine)
  • 151 Swizzle
  • Big Bamboo
  • Cobra’s Fang
  • Demerara Cocktail
  • Derby Daiquiri
  • Jasper’s Jamaican
  • Nui Nui
  • Q.B. Cooler
  • Zombie Punch (almost, grenadine)
  • Shark’s Tooth (almost, maraschino cherry juice)
  • 2070 Swizzle

The drinks that may be missing a small ingredient are passable and your host may have what is needed or you can easily take it with.

So next time you are invited to a cocktail party, or a room party at an event, show up prepared!

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