Tiki Max

Tiki Max image
Serve in
an Old-fashioned glass...
1 shot Pusser's Navy Rum (54.5%) BUY
1 shot Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum BUY
½ shot Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge BUY
½ shot De Kuyper XO Apricot Brandy BUY
¾ shot Almond (orgeat) syrup
¾ shot Freshly squeezed lime juice
shot Fresh pressed pineapple juice
½ shot Freshly squeezed orange juice
6 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters BUY
½ shot Wood's 100 rum
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How to make:

SHAKE first nine ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice. FLOAT overproof rum on drink.

Garnish:

Mint sprig & lime wedge

Comment:

This drink breaks the golden rule - simple is beautiful. However, it's tasty and packs a punch.

Origin:

Created in 2008 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

The inspiration for this drink came not from the similarly named discount clothing retailer but the venerable Tiki cocktail itself. Tiki drinks, otherwise known as 'exotics' originated in 1934 when Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, a Louisiana native who had made some money bootlegging rum during Prohibition, opened a bar called Don's Beachcomber in Hollywood and began serving rum based, fruity cocktails. Soon after, Victor 'Trader Vic' Bergeron transformed his restaurant Hinky Dinks into a similar faux Polynesian style. These founding fathers spawned many Tiki imitators and despite a dip in popularity from the 1970s, happily the noughties saw a revival in the fortunes of Tiki.

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