Tiki Drink: The Carioca Hawaiian Cocktail

Tiki Drink: The Carioca Hawaiian Cocktail

Carioca Hawaiian Cocktail

Hawaiian Karaoke?
No thanks, I’ve heard you sing.

Ha! I’ll have you know I used to be a soloist… when I was still a soprano… But no, Carioca was a bar in Puerto Rico in the Second World War. Let’s hope they didn’t have karaoke back then.

This is pretty simple little cocktail, and it definitely tastes less Tiki than many of the other drinks I’ve tried this year. It actually has Caribbean origins, so it makes sense that it work more like classic rum cocktails, rather than the Tiki drinks that descended from them.


  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 1/2 oz light Puerto Rican rum

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
(From Intoxica!)

Be sure to have a ball with the garnish, to help Tiki this little number up. It’s a rewarding sip, but as I said, it lacks the Pacific island funk I’d like in a February libation.

And hey! This post is part of Tiki Month 2013 here at the Pegu Blog! Be sure to look around for LOTS more Tiki stuff all February!

  1. Sunny&Rummy

    21 February

    It has probably been 2 years since I have revisited this recipe in Intoxica. Sipping one now that I just shook up after reading this post, I agree it’s a nice little daiquiri riff but doesn’t have the layered richness of a vintage tiki drink.

    Having just enjoyed a couple of frothy Pisco Sours and Clover Club Cocktails over the past week, I actually think the Carioca Hawaiian Cocktail might really benefit with an egg white in it. Sadly, all my eggs already went into all those Pisco Sours and Clover Clubs, so I’ll have to get back to trying this one with egg white in a couple of days after a grocery run.

    Thanks for another fun Tiki Month in 2013!

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  2. Doug

    21 February


    That is a really good idea!

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