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What's your absolute favorite punch to serve at Tiki events?

Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 2
From: Colorado
Posted: 2005-12-04 2:25 pm   Permalink

Hi there!

We're getting married on the solstice (12-21) here in Denver, and the theme for the reception is Tiki(natch!)/trash...

We're kind of poking fun at the whole "upscale" wedding concept, most of the guests will be hard-drinking musicians, and there will be a definite element of humor..."Randy & Heather" whoopie cushions on each chair!

Left to their own devices, our guests would just grab a Bud or stir up a Jack & Coke, but I'm totally psyched about initiating them into the delightful world of Tiki!

Thoughts, ideas, recipies?


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 322
From: Hockessin, Delaware
Posted: 2005-12-04 3:06 pm   Permalink

I some of the Tiki wedding ideas I have seen that I liked.

Tiki ice sculptures, you fill up and freeze one of those stupid plastic tiki heads you find at every party store.

Souvener Tiki mugs at every guest's place setting with the couples name and wedding date stamped on them.

Commerative tiki drink menus, one page or even 3x5 cards that tell guests what drinks are availble at the bar to fill their new mugs with and what goes into each one. (So they can make them at home later if they want to).

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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 729
From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-12-04 3:24 pm   Permalink

I call this the "Helpful Tiki Central Forum Sangria," since it was developed here:


3 bottles cheap Merlot
1 cup cheap Brandy
1 cup Triple Sec

Big bottle 7-Up

6 Oranges
6 Lemons
4 Peaches
2 Apples


To make:

Combine wine, brandy and triple sec in large mixing bowl (or two smaller jars).

Add juice of 4 oranges, 4 lemons.

Slice 2 oranges finely, throw in bowl.

Slice 2 lemons finely, throw in bowl.

Dice 4 peaches, throw in bowl.

Slice 2 apples finely, throw in bowl.

Refrigerate overnight.

Serve in punchbowl (this recipe makes two punchbowls' worth).

Pour 7-Up over the Sangria.

Add ice.

Drink! And be ready to hand out the recipe!

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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 02, 2005
Posts: 84
Posted: 2005-12-04 5:12 pm   Permalink

I enjoy a Scorpion Bowl punch. Here's my recipe:

32 ounces of rum
8 ounces of orgeat syrup
8 ounces lemon juice
64 ounces of orange juice
64 ounces of white wine
1 ounce gin
1 ounce brandy

Soak the mint in the rum until the flavors are extracted, then remove. Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl, and serve over ice.

If you want to try it ahead of time before making it in bulk, try:

2 ounces rum
1/2 ounce orgeat
1/2 ounce lemon juice
4 ounces orange juice
4 ounces white wine
A few dashes of brandy and gin

Soak mint in rum until the flavor has been extracted then remove. Combine all ingredients except brandy and gin over ice. Dash brandy and gin on top for aroma and serve.

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