Homemade version of the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum cocktail from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Made with rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and orange juice, it’s a cross between a Pina Colada and a Painkiller.
“In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, all the birds sing words and the flowers croon, in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room!” – The Enchanted Tiki Room
I said goodbye to my Disneyland annual pass. After almost two decades of being an annual pass holder, I let my pass expire last week. I’m hoping it’s not a forever goodbye, just a temporary see you later kind of parting.
Have you heard of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar? It’s located within the Disneyland Hotel and entrance does not require park admission! (FYI: Walt Disney World has Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Bar at the Polynesian Village.) Trader Sam’s is one of my favorite “secret” places at Disney. (Although since 2014, it has become super popular with long lines to enter during weekends.) The interior of Trader Sam’s playfully kitschy with a ton of decor adorning the walls. There’s a volcano that erupts whenever someone orders the Uh Oa. Sometimes there’s even thunder, lightening, and light showers.
The tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki rum cocktail is a play on the Enchanted Tiki Room. And yes, they make you say “tiki” five times to the tune of the Tiki Room song. Made with rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and orange juice, it’s a cross between a pina colada and a painkiller. It’s a simple to drink to make at home and unlike most tiki cocktails, it requires very few ingredients. Don’t skimp out on the fresh grated nutmeg and cinnamon! It’s vital in this cocktail.
Don’t let the Disney name fool you. The cocktails at Trader Sam’s are strong and legit. They also a have few virgin drinks as well as pupus and burgers. While children are allowed to enter during the day, the bar becomes strictly 21+ after 8pm. Also, it gets really loud inside the small bar. If you’re not into that, just make this drink at home!
Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum Cocktail
Yield: serves 1, multiply as needed
- 2 oz gold or dark rum*
- 1 1/2 oz cream of coconut
- 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- crushed ice, as needed
- freshly ground nutmeg and cinnamon, to top
- fresh mint and cinnamon sticks, to garnish
- Add rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and orange juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until drink is chilled.
- Strain into a serving glass half filled with crushed ice. Top generously with freshly ground nutmeg and cinnamon. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a couple cinnamon sticks.
- I used Mount Gay Eclipse Rum in this recipe, but I've been told Trader Sam's uses Pyrat XO Rum.
- Use "cream of coconut" NOT coconut cream. Cream of coconut is usually stocked in the liquor aisle of the market along with margarita mixers, sweet and sour mix, etc. It is sold in a squeeze bottle or can.
The Little Epicurean