Category: Tiki cocktail recipes and tropical drinks

Dirty Bird, featuring Belle Isle Moonshine

The Dirty Bird is a variation on a classic Jungle Bird cocktail. The layers of flavor are intense, from tropical, to bitter, and with a surprising twist from the coffee infused spirit.

2 oz. Bell Isle Coffee Moonshine
2 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. ginger simple syrup
1/2 oz. Campari
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice. 

Shake all ingredients, strain over ice into a hurricane glass. Garnish with umbrella, cherry, and lime wheel.

Michael Smith of Laura Lee’s
3410 Semmes Avenue Richmond, VA 23225

Colombia Furnace, featuring Belle Isle Moonshine

I liked the name Colombia Furnace due to the coffee and cinnamon notes in this drink.

1 oz. Belle Isle Cold brew
1 oz. Belle Isle 80 Proof
1 oz. Pineapple & cinnamon shrub
.25 oz. lemon juice

Add all ingredients to shaker, plus 1 scoop of ice. Shake, strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Beth Dixon of Pasture
416 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA

Islands in the Stream, featuring Belmont Farms

Keeping with the Dolly theme here… Here’s a spiced tropical drink that will pair well with our Banana Pudding. 🙂

1.5 oz. Kopper Kettle Chai Spiced Rum
.5 oz. Banana Liqueur
.5 oz. lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice, shake a few times to mix, pour into tall glass and garnish with a few slices of banana.

Beth Dixon of Comfort
200. W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220

A Dot and Three Dashes, featuring Vitae Spirits

The original Three Dots and a Dash was a Donn Beach original from the 1940’s. We took that and turned it on its head. It’s exotic and has nicely spiced finish for a surprise vacation.

1 oz. Vitae White Rum
0.5 oz. Zaya Blended Rum
0.75 oz. Lime Juice
0.75 oz. Pineapple Cordial
0.5 oz. Honey Syrup (1:1)
0.25 oz. Passion Fruit Cordial
0.25 oz. St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram

Chill a ceramic Tiki Mug of your choosing (11 oz. recommended). Build cocktail in shaker. Shake thoroughly. Single Strain. Add ice to fill. Garnish with lime wheel, “wrecked” tiki umbrella, bendy straws, and whatever other absurd tiki garnishes you have.

Matt Savopoulos of The Whiskey Jar
227 W Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902

Turn You Back Into A Stranger, featuring Belle Isle Moonshine

A tasty moonshine mix.

3 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
3 dashes of orange bitters
1/4 Branca Menta
1/2 Cocchi Americano
1/2 Amaro Montenegro
1 1/2 Belle Isle Honey Habanero Moonshine

Stir in a mixing glass 50-60 times. Pour in a chilled Nick and Nora glass. Add one orange twist.

Timothy Quinn of The Heritage Restaurant
1627 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Pineapple Jerk, featuring Vitae Spirits

This cocktail was intended to capture all the feeling of grilling in the backyard on a hot summer day.

2 oz Vitae Spirits Golden Rum
1 oz Jerk-spiked Pineapple Cordial
1/2 oz lemon
5 drops BBQ Bitters 

Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a high ball or tiki glass. Garnish with quarter-folded orange wheel.

Mark Lungociu of The Local
824 Hinton Ave Charlottesville, VA 22902