Cocktails

Tiki Lovers’ Cocktails

Better rum. Better cocktails.

We have great affection for rum, rum-based cocktails and Polynesian pop culture. Therefore we had to create the TIKI LOVERS range – choosing the best rums from the Caribbean for the ultimate taste experience. TIKI LOVERS Rums are inspired by the heritage of mixing tropical drinks and the Polynesian-Angloamerican mixed influences on art and literature. With their confident character our range of blended rums is ideal for use in Tiki cocktails.

High quality, flavourful rums to truly improve famous tropical drinks like the Mai Tai, Daiquiri, Rum Punch etc., with excellent, intense base spirits, but at sensible pouring costs. But not just for Tiki drinks or tropical cocktails, any rum-based drink will taste better with TIKI LOVERS Rum.
We love rum – you will taste it.

White Rum Cocktails

Murder by the Sea

by Mr. Van Hagen

50 ml (1 2/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
20 ml (2/3 oz) Sugar Syrup (2:1 Sugar:Water)
1 barspoon The Bitter Truth-Creole Bitters
pinch of Salt
8 ml (1/4 oz) Beetroot Juice
fresh Egg White (1/3)

Blend all the ingredients except from the beetroot.
Strain into a tall glass, fill with crushed ice and float the beetroot juice.
Garnish with seaweed and sea salt.

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Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Murder by the Sea
Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Tiki Lovers Daiquiri

Tiki Lovers Daiquiri

50 ml (1 2/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lime Juice
20 ml (3/4 oz) Sugar Syrup (2:1 Sugar:Water)

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

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Missionary’s Downfall

45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
15 ml (1/2 oz ) The Bitter Truth-Peach Bitters
15 ml (1/2 oz) Honey Mix (1:1 Honey:Water)
15 ml (1/2 oz ) fresh Lemon Juice
1 large pineapple chunk
6 mint leaves
2 cups crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend for 10 sec and serve in a cocktail or snifter glass. Garnish with mint, powdered sugar and tropical flower.

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Scorpion

25 ml (3/4 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
25 ml (3/4 oz) The Bitter Truth-Pink Gin
10 ml (1/3 oz) Brandy or Cognac
25 ml (3/4 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
40 ml (1 1/3 oz) fresh Orange Juice
10 ml (1/3 oz) Orgeat Syrup
10 ml (1/3 oz) Demerara Syrup

Shake with ice  and pour unstrained into a double old fashioned glass or wide brandy snifter. Garnish as desired.

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West Indian Punch

60 ml (2 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
25 ml (3/4 oz) Banana Liqueur
25 ml (3/4 oz) Pineapple Juice
25 ml (3/4 oz) fresh Orange Juice
25 ml (3/4 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
10 ml (1/3 oz) Sugar Syrup (2:1 Sugar:Water)
pinch of freshly grated Nutmeg
pinch of ground Cinnamon

Shake with ice, then strain into a glass full with ice.

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Three Dots And A Dash

45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
15 ml (1/2 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
8 ml (1/4 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
8 ml (1/4 oz) The Bitter Truth-Pimento Dram
1 dash The Bitter Truth-Aromatic Bitters
15 ml (1/2 oz) fresh Lime Juice
15 ml (1/2 oz) fresh Orange Juice
15 ml (1/2 oz) Honey Syrup (1:1, Honey : Water)

Blend with crushed ice cubes and pour into stemmed glass or mug. Garnish to taste.

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Mai Tai

30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
15 ml (1/2 oz) Orange Curacao Liqueur
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lime Juice
15 ml (1/2 oz) Orgeat Syrup
8 ml (1/4 oz) Sugar Syrup (2:1 Sugar:Water)
2 cups crushed ice

Shake over ice and pour unstrained into double rock glass. Garnish with mint.

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Dark Rum Cocktails

Come Fly With Me

by Simon Köster

40 ml (1 1/3 oz) The Bitter Truth-Elderflower Liqueur
20 ml (2/3 oz) Amaro Montenegro
20 ml (2/3 oz) Tiki Lover-Dark Rum
15 ml (1/2 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 barspoon The Bitter Truth-Bogart’s Bitters

Shake all the ingredients. Strain into a chilled rock glass over a big ice cube. Garnish to taste and enjoy.

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Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Come fly with me
Hot-Buttered-Rum - Dark Rum Cocktail

Hot Buttered Rum

50 ml (1 3/4 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
1 tsp of Brown Sugar
150 ml (5 oz) Hot Water
2 dashes The Bitter Truth-Chocolate Bitters
1 small slice Butter (soft)

Blend all the ingredients in a heat save glass without butter. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, add the butter and grate nutmeg on top.

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Hot Toddy

60 ml (2 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
60 ml (2 oz) Water
20 ml (2/3 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
2-3 dashes The Bitter Truth-Aromatic Bitters
1 small piece of Ginger, peeled and sliced
1 strip of Lemon Peel
2 tsp of Honey
Cinnamon Stick
ground nutmeg

Heat the water over a low heat with the spices, peel and bitters.
Bring to a gentle simmer. Pour the rum into a heat save glass and pour over hot water and spices. Stir in the honey and lemon juice and adjust sweetness to your liking. Grate nutmeg on top.

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Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Hot Toddy
Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Flaming Coffee Grog

Flaming Coffee Grog

15 ml (1/2 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
15 ml (1/2 oz) 151-proof Demerara Rum
1 tsp Tiki Lovers-Grog Batter
180 ml (6 oz) freshly brewed Hot Coffee
3 strips Orange Peel
1 Sugar Cube
Pinch of ground Nutmeg
Pinch of ground Clove
Pinch of ground Cinnamon

Put the sugar, batter, spices and orange peels in a preheated, heat-proof glass or mug, add the coffee, and stir it until the batter dissolves.
Place the rums in a fireproof ladle, carefully ignite with a match.
Then pour the flaming rum into the glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Tiki Lover Grog Batter:
Combine 30 ml (1 oz.) of softened sweet unsalted butter, 30 ml (1 oz.) of honey with a teaspoon of vanilla syrup, a teaspoon of The Bitter Truth-Pimento Dram and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon syrup. Makes 18 servings.

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Tiki Lovers’ Zombie

45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
30 ml (1 oz) Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum
15 ml (1/2 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
20 ml (2/3 oz) fresh Lime Juice
8 ml (1/4 oz) fresh Grapefruit Juice
8 ml (1/4 oz) Cinnamon Syrup
1 tsp Grenadine
2 dashes The Bitter Truth-Aromatic Bitters
crushed Ice

Shake with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice and decorate with garnish that will raise the dead.

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Hurricane

80 ml (2 2/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
40 ml (1 1/3 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
30 ml (1 oz) Passionfruit Syrup

Shake with crushed and regular ice, pour into tall glass over crushed ice and garnish to taste.

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Brain Driller

60 ml (2 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
120 ml (4 oz) Pineapple Juice
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Orange Juice
30 ml (1 oz) Cream of Coconut
ground Nutmeg

Shake with ice, then strain into a glass full with ice and dust nutmeg on top. Garnish to taste.

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Dark & Spicy

60 ml (2 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
15 ml (1/2 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
15 ml (1/2 oz) fresh Lime Juice
120 ml (4 oz) spicy Ginger Beer

Build in tall glass over ice. Garnish with lime.

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Planter’s Punch

30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-Pineapple
25 ml (3/4 oz) fresh Orange Juice
25 ml (2/3 oz) fresh Lime Juice
10 ml (1/3 oz) Grenadine

Shake with ice, then strain into a glass full with ice. Garnish to taste.

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Pineapple Cocktails
Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Pineapple Bajan Milk-Punch

Bajan Milk Punch

by Mr. Van Hagen
50 ml (1 2/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-Pineapple
20 ml (2/3 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
70 ml (2 1/3 oz) cold Almond Milk

Shake all the ingredients. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Grate nutmeg on top.

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Pineapple Sour

50 ml (1 2/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-Pineapple
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
20 ml (2/3 oz) Sugar Syrup (2:1 Sugar:Water)

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain in tall glass filled with ice.

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Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Pineapple Sour - Pineapple Rum Cocktail
Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Pineapple - Set-The-Sails

Set the Sails

by Simon Köster

45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Tiki Lovers-Pineapple
10 ml (1/3 oz) Mezcal
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lime Juice
20 ml (2/3 oz) Pandan Syrup
20 ml (2/3 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
6 dashes The Bitter Truth-Olive Bitters

Shake all the ingredients.
Strain into a tiki mug, fill with crushed ice.
Garnish to taste.

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Rum Combination Cocktails

Black Voodoo

by Mr.Van Hagen

20 ml (2/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
10 ml (1/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
10 ml (1/3 oz) Wray & Nephew-Overproof White Rum
10 ml (1/3 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
2 dashes of The Bitter Truth-Chocolate Bitters
20 ml (2/3 oz) fresh Lime Juice
40 ml (1 1/3 oz) Pineapple Juice
10 ml (1/3 oz) Agave Syrup
10 ml (1/3 oz) Espresso

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into fancy container.
Garnish with mint sprig and grated nutmeg.

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Black Voodoo - White and Dark Rum Cocktail
Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Creole Swizzle

Creole Swizzle

by Simon Köster

30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lime Juice
20 ml (2/3 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
10 ml (1/3 oz) Sugar Syrup (2:1 Sugar: Water)
7-8 large dashes of The Bitter Truth-Creole Bitters
a hand full of Mint sprigs

Place the mint at the buttom of a tall glass and carefully break the leafs and stems to release the oils.
Add crushed ice and add all other ingredients (except bitters) and swizzle well.
Sprinkle the bitters on top to create a 3 layer experience and garnish fancy.

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Lovers Julep

50 ml (1 2/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
10 ml (1/3 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lime Juice
20 ml (2/3 oz) Sugar Syrup (2:1 Sugar:Water)
3 dashes The Bitter Truth-Orange Bitters
about 20 Mint leafs

Place mint and sugar in a tin cup or tall glass and carefully crush the mint.
Add crushed ice and all other ingredients and swizzle well until the container catches frost on the outside. Garnish with mint sprig and powdered sugar.

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Tiki Lovers Cocktails - Lovers Julep

Rum Barrel

60 ml (2 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-Pineapple
8 ml (1/4 oz) The Bitter Truth-Pimento Dram
8 ml (1/4 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
4 ml (1/8 oz) Absinthe
1 dash The Bitter Truth-Aromatic Bitters
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Orange Juice
30 ml (1 oz) Pineapple Juice
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
20 ml (3/4 oz) fresh Lime Juice
15 ml (1/2 oz) Honey Mix (1:1 Honey:Water)
8 ml (1/4 oz) Grenadine

Shake with ice and give unstrained into barrel mug.

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Van Hagen Punch

by Mr. Van Hagen

30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-Pineapple
15 ml (1/2 oz) Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
15 ml (1/2 oz) The Bitter Truth-Golden Falernum
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lime-Lemon Juice Mix (1:1)
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Orange Juice
30 ml (1 oz) Pineapple Juice
30 ml (1 oz) Passionfruit Juice
30 ml (1 oz) Guava Juice
15 ml (1/2 oz) Homemade Honey Cinnamon Mix
2-4 dashes The Bitter Truth-Aromatic Bitters

Prepare honey syrup: Add 500 ml (1 pint) honey to same amount of hot water with 3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon. Stir and let cool down.

Multiply recipe to your needs. Mix all ingredients and refrigerate. Present in punch bowl and serve on ice cubes. Sprinkle with some nutmeg if you like. Cheers!

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Pina Colada

25 ml (3/4 oz) Tiki Lovers-White Rum
30 ml (1 oz) Tiki Lovers-Pineapple
8 ml (1/4 oz) Cream Sherry or PX
30 ml (1 oz) Cream of Coconut
60 ml (2 oz) Pineapple Juice
pinch of cracked Coffee Beans

Blend with ice for 10 seconds (without the sherry). Pour unstrained into tall glass. Float sherry on top. Garnish to taste.

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The Creators

Simon Köster

This handsome man is an amazingly creative and charming bartender at several of Munich’s cocktail hotspots like award winning Zephyr Bar and Ory Bar at Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
His talent for complex aromas and his strong garnish game make him a natural Tiki Lover.

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Cocktail-Creator andTiki Lover - Simon-Koester
Cocktail-Creator and Tiki Lover - Mr. Van Hagen

Mr. Van Hagen

…is the adventurous Alter Ego of filmmaker and rum lover Jochen Hirschfeld. He is part of the earlier Tiki revival at the turn of the century and started a documentary on the subject in 2004 (www.dvdoftiki.com).

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