Cocktail Recipe: Tiki Bowl

Communal drinking has long been an important (and fun) part of the Tiki experience. This cocktail for two, created by Trader Vic, is one of my favorites.

Tiki Bowl

Tiki Bowl


  • 1 oz. Light Rum (such as Cruzan, Flor de Caña or Caña Brava)
  • 1 oz. Dark Jamaican Rum (such as Appleton Estate, Coruba or Myers's)
  • 1 oz. Brandy or Cognac
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Orgeat Syrup
  • 6 oz. Crushed Ice


  1. Blend ingredients at high speed (or shake hard) for 10 seconds. Pour into a Tiki bowl for two, and fill the remainder with ice cubes. Garnish with a gardenia.


From Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide.