TIKI Is Making a Comeback!

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Tiki cocktails are having a real moment in the sun right now!

These sweet, tropical libations fell out of fashion for many years — to the point where many bartenders would roll their eyes in annoyance anytime someone dared to order a Zombie or a Rum Runner. Slowly, tiki is finally making its way back to the scene. Restaurants like Bricolage in Brooklyn and Trader Vic’s at the Hilton Atlanta are eager to reintroduce a world of tiki drinks that many of today’s cocktail aficionados have never tasted before!

Escape to Trader Vic’s, the original tiki chain founded in the 1940s, at the Hilton Atlanta for authentic Polynesian cuisine, tropical cocktails and an unforgettable ambiance featuring traditional tikis, giant blowfish and palm-thatched ceilings. Influenced by the flavors and traditions of the South Seas, the Polynesian cuisine is cooked in the signature Chinese wood-fired ovens in which cooked meats and fresh seafood are smoke-kissed to delicious perfection. As the inventor of the world-famous Mai Tai, Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Bar features dozens of unique, refreshing potables.

Bricolage, Brooklyn’s premier destination for authentic and inventive Vietnamese fare, has launched its first-ever Brunch service. Husband-and-Wife Chef Team Edward and Lien Lin are presenting a menu of Vietnamese classics as well as modern breakfast dishes pumped with traditional Vietnamese flavors. Bar Manager Tristan Brunel offers a compelling, complimentary Tiki Cocktail program featuring drinks that are mouth-watering and thought-provoking. Brunel is a young, spitfire bartender who is wiser than his years; devoted to the B-sides and deep-cuts of the classic cocktail anthology, as well as modern preparations that are as much about the experience as they are about the flavor profile.

Cheers!

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Morning Zombie

Morning Zombie
Morning Zombie

1oz Yaguara Cachaca
1oz Goesling’s dark rum
1 ½ oz house Donn’s mix
½ oz house made spiced grenadine
1oz lime
¼ oz Pernod
4 dash Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients and shake very well, then double strain over rocks.

Mai Tai

Mai Tai
Mai Tai

· Squeeze ¼ lime
· ½ oz Lemon Juice
· ¼ oz Rock Candy Syrup
· ½ oz Orgeat Syrup
· ¾ oz Orange Curacao
· 2 oz Royal Amber Rum

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