The daiquiri is perhaps the perfect hot weather cocktail: rum, lime, sugar. Simple and elegant.
It spawns variants like the Caipirinha and the mojito, but as refreshing and interesting as the offshoots may be, there's no replacement for the original.
The Tiki Daiquiri
Our spin on the daiquiri calls upon another rum-driven cocktail tradition - Tiki. But the problem with Tiki drinks is that they often require a ton of ingredients and a lot of equipment and know-how to execute properly.
Typhoon Tiki Bitters by Embitterment are a Thai-Caribbean fusion that bundles up all the best Tiki flavors and puts them at your disposal with just a few drops. They're basically "essence de Tiki."
To make a Tiki Daiquiri, you'll need:
- 2 oz white rum
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- One Dropper Typhoon Tiki Bitters
Combine these ingredients in a shaker with ice. Give it a long, healthy shake, and strain the contents into a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel or a tropical flower, and enjoy.
More Tiki, Less Problems
For more info on Tiki cocktails (and Tiki in general!) check out Episode 045 of the Modern Bar Cart Podcast, an interview with Ben Wiley of Archiepelago, a Washington, DC Tiki bar.
Download This Recipe
Sometimes when you're living on island time, it's better to have a few recipes on hand for when you need them. Click below to download a convenient PDF of the Tiki Daiquiri recipe.