I have realized recently that the light and fruity cocktails are actually my favorite type of drink to order. Put me at the bar at a tropical vacation resort and I will probably like every drink they put in front of me – it’s all delicious! Elsie bought me these adorable cat tiki glasses this year, and so I thought it would be fun to make the perfect tiki drink to go along with them for a summer party. I call it a “triple” tiki punch because of the three juices that make up most of the punch, but you could swap out almost any other tropical juice flavor if one of them is not your favorite. Mix and match!
Triple Tiki Rum Punch, serves one
1 oz white rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
0.5 oz grenadine
1-2 oz of club soda or seltzer water
squeeze of lime wedge
pineapple, cherries, oranges, or limes for garnish
Add the rum, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, grenadine, lime juice, and seltzer into a glass. If you like your drinks a little stronger, add another ounce of rum to the drink. Mix to combine, and pour into a tiki glass filled with ice.
So, where’s the cabana, am I right?? I feel like the best part of tiki drinks is actually eating all the yummy fruit off the skewers, so don’t skimp on the good stuff! You can either make these to order or multiply the recipe to keep in a pitcher nearby for self-serve drinks or refills. As if I needed an excuse to drink anything out of a cat glass, this refreshing and fruity tropical drink is perfect for your next summer party (tiki theme or not). xo. Laura
Credits//Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.