Recently there has been a revival of tiki cocktail culture, bringing beachy flavors like rum and coconuts back into vogue, but actually rum and coconuts have always made a great couple. Bright, frothy, and sweet, these Polynesian-inspired cocktails are born of the Hollywood imagination. Tiki cocktail culture does not actually originate from Polynesia, but is in fact a 20th-century American invention from a time when Elvis Presley starred in Blue Hawaii and South Pacific wove its way into our popular imagination. This refreshing recipe has the spirit of tiki cocktails, but is made with coconut water and no added sugar.
RECIPE: Tiki Refresher
– Excerpted from Lucky Rice by Danielle Chang. Copyright © 2016 Danielle Chang. Photography copyright © 2016 Christina Holmes. Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a Penguin Random House company. All rights reserved.
Georgian Bay Vodka Smash
RECIPE: Georgian Bay Vodka Smash
– courtesy Georgian Bay Spirit Co.