The Blueberry Files has published a report on last weekend’s Rum Riots Tiki Workshop.
We started with the Tree Frog – a blended drink with Plantation rum, allspice-galangal syrup, fresh lime juice, and banana. I don’t know about you, but if I’d seen this on a menu, I might have shied away from it, because of the allspice and the banana. But it was lightly fruity and not too spicy, perhaps balanced by the fresh squeeze lime juice and the slushy blended ice (recipes to follow). This drink represents the “new wave” of tiki – not overly sweet, elevated, and still made with traditional tiki ingredients (namely, rum!).