5 Christmas Tiki Cocktails that will put Jingle in your Tiki

5 Best Christmas Tiki Cocktails

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a festive drink in hand?

While traditional eggnog and mulled wine may be the go-to choices for many, why not mix things up this holiday season with a tropical twist?

Enter the world of Christmas Tiki Cocktails. These unique and flavorful concoctions combine the festive spirit of Christmas with the exotic flair of Tiki culture.

Think fruity juices, spiced syrups, and plenty of rum – all served up in festive mugs and garnished with colorful umbrellas and fresh fruit.

But what exactly is Tiki culture, you ask? It all started in the 1930s when Donn Beach (aka Don the Beachcomber) opened a Polynesian-themed bar in Hollywood.

The idea of escaping to a tropical paradise quickly caught on, and Tiki bars soon became a popular trend across the United States. Today, Tiki culture is celebrated for its fun and whimsical vibe, and what better way to embrace that spirit than with a Christmas Tiki Cocktail?

Whether you're hosting a holiday party or simply looking to spice up your cocktail game, these festive drinks are sure to impress.

So break out the tiki mugs, turn up the holiday tunes, and get ready to sip on some of the best Christmas Tiki Cocktails around.

1. The Christmas Island

The Christmas Island

"The Christmas Island" is a classic piña colada with a festive twist. The addition of allspice dram and falernum, two Caribbean liqueurs, infuses the drink with warm, peppery flavors and notes of ginger, almond, and clove.

The coconut milk keeps the color of the drink pale and wintry, while crushed ice adds a snowball effect. The garnish of red maraschino cherries and green lime wedges adds a pop of holiday color. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to add a tropical touch to their holiday celebrations.

2. Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai

Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai

The Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai is a unique twist on the classic Mai Tai cocktail, perfect for the holiday season. Made with Koloa Rum's gold and spiced rum, this cocktail has a Christmassy touch and is garnished with sugared cranberries, pineapple, sugar cane swizzle stick, and mint.

The addition of Tiki Bitters adds a spicy kick to the drink, reminiscent of Falernum. The cocktail is a part of a larger article featuring other Christmas Tiki Cocktail recipes, making it a must-try for anyone looking to add a tropical twist to their holiday celebrations.

3. Mele Kalikimaka Cocktail

Mele Kalikimaka Cocktail

The Mele Kalikimaka Cocktail is a tiki-inspired spiced rum and amaro cocktail named after the Hawaiian way of saying "Merry Christmas." It features Merrymeeting Spiced Rum, Amaro Amorino, and Hella Aromatic Bitters, and is best served with plenty of crushed ice.

The cinnamon simple syrup used in the cocktail is a great ingredient to have on hand during the winter months. Overall, the Mele Kalikimaka Cocktail is a festive and flavorful addition to any holiday gathering.

4. Coffee and Pineapple Tiki Christmas

Coffee And Pineapple Tiki Christmas

Looking for a unique and delicious Christmas Tiki Cocktail recipe? Look no further than the Coffee and Pineapple Tiki Christmas! This tropical cocktail combines fresh pineapple juice with Barista's Coffee Liqueur, creating a surprising and delightful flavor pairing.

Plus, the use of pomegranate molasses instead of traditional grenadine adds a unique twist to this classic tiki drink. Whether you're looking to impress your guests at a holiday party or just want to treat yourself to a festive and tasty cocktail, the Coffee and Pineapple Tiki Christmas is sure to be a hit.

5. Homemade Spiced Rum

Homemade Spiced Rum

The Christmas Tiki Cocktail recipe calls for Homemade Spiced Rum, which is a versatile and easy-to-make addition to any drink. This rum is made by infusing clear rum with whole spices, resulting in a deep, golden color and a rich, complex flavor.

The addition of diced ginger root, star anise, whole peppercorns, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla extract creates a perfect balance of sweet and spicy notes that elevate the taste of any cocktail.