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Can’t make it to the islands for the Winter this year?  Having major FOMO (Fear of missing out) that you will be super jelly of all your friends drinking delicious cocktails in a warm environment while you avoid the brisk and cold weather that we have been having?  Fear not, because Caliche Rum is bringing the Tiki cocktails to you with these delicious recipes you can make at home!

Rum and tiki cocktails have gone hand in hand for decades, thanks to one of the most influential bartenders of the 20th century, Don the Beachcomber. Rum had been considered a “poor man’s drink” before Prohibition, but Don took advantage of rum’s availability and concocted his own recipes, fathering many of the original tiki cocktails that we know and love today. Today, tiki cocktails are not only found in the usual beach bars (often in tiki mugs with umbrellas), but also in upscale “tiki palaces” and fine dining establishments. Whether you like swizzles, daiquiris, Pina coladas or Mai Tais, you can’t go wrong this Valentine’s Day (or any other day) with these faux-Polynesian sips to bring the romantic getaway to you (recipes below)!

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Credit to: Nike Comm

Cali Swizzle

1 1/2oz Caliche Rum

1 1/2 oz Pineapple juice

1 oz Orange juice

1/2 oz Lime juice

1/2 oz Velvet Falernum

Lime Wedge

In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients, fill with ice and shake. Strain over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge.

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Credit to: Nike Comm

Pina Colada

1.5 oz Caliche Rum

2 oz Coconut milk

2 fresh pineapple juice

Garnish with a cherry and pineapple wedge. Pour into hurricane glass.

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Classic Mai Tai

1 oz Caliche Rum

2 oz dark rum

.5 oz Orange Curaçao

.5 oz Orgeat syrup

.25 oz Lime juice

Shake all the ingredients except the dark rum with ice. Strain into highball glass, and float the dark rum on top using a bar spoon to distribute. Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherries and serve with a straw. Celebratory flowers optional.

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Cali Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

¾ oz Cane Syrup (preferred) or Simple Syrup

1 Fresh Strawberry

Garnish: Strawberry

In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, lightly muddle the strawberry ( do not shred to pieces). In ice shaker shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with Strawberry.

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Cali Mojito

2 oz Caliche Rum

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

3Ž4 oz Simple Syrup

8 Mint Leaves

Crushed ice on top

Garnish: Mint Sprig

In a rocks glass, combine all ingredients, lightly muddle mint leaves. Top with crushed ice or preferably nugget ice. Garnish with a mint spring.

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Credit to: Nike Comm

Haul Away Joe

1.5oz Coconut fat washed Caliche Rum

0.75oz Pineapple Juice

0.5oz Campari

0.5oz Lime Juice

0.5oz Cane Syrup

0.25oz Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur

3 dashes Saffron and Paprika tincture

Shaken. Served tiki on crushed ice. Garnished pineapple leaf and toy.

Created by Josh Mazza (Seamstress)

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Credit to: Nike Comm

Banana Daiquiri Twist

2oz banana-miso Caliche Rum

1oz lime

.5 turmeric syrup

.25 barrows ginger

 Created by Tyson Buhler (Death & Co.)

For more information, check out Bombay Sapphire’s official site.