The true spirit of the Pacific
In 1933, inspired by a trip to the South Pacific, Ernest Gantt opened a Polynesian-themed bar in Hollywood. The original “Don the Beachcomber” soon became famous for serving colorful and potent cocktails, starting a craze that spread across the restaurant industry in the USA. Although by the ’70s this trend had gone from kitschy to tacky, the Tiki culture is back to the cocktail scene. Best known for rum drinks, Tiki glasses are perfect to recreate classic tequila based cocktails. Tiki and tequila are both alive and kicking!
Colourful and tasteful exoticism
These exotic cocktails are also known for their amazing garnishing (flaming torches, flower leis and bright colours) that creative bartenders serve in weird and kinky glasses. These strange looking pieces are inspired by the traditional Maori totems and represent faces of Polynesian Gods.
A new wave of themed cocktails bars, recently popping up in major cities, is reviving historic cocktails and Tiki is becoming a very popular choice. You’ll find weekly Tiki-nights at bars all over the world.