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Make Your Own Spiced Rum


Sunshine from the Zen Tiki Lounge Podcast inspired me to make my own spiced rum. It's really easy to do.

To spice your own rum Sunshine's recipe calls for:

  • 1 750 ml Bottle of Cruzan Gold Rum
  • 1 vanilla bean sliced down the middle
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 black pepper berry
  • 2 alllspice berries
  • 3 cloves

Just drop the ingredients into the bottle.  Give the bottle a couple of turns every day; don't shake it.  After a couple of days sample the rum.  Once the flavor gets to something you like remove everything from the rum.  That's all there is to it. What is really great is you can experiment and try other spices and flavors to make a rum all of your own.

This is the first time I've tried to spice my own rum. I'm really excited to see how it turns out. Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted on how it turns out.




How to Make a Passionate Kiss Cocktail

Looking to celebrate Valentine's Day with a tropical drink?  Woo your sweetheart with a Passionate Kiss.  As with many cocktails there are many variations on a recipe, but here is one common recipe that is pretty good.  To make a Passionate Kiss put the following in a cocktail shaker:


  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 4 oz Pineapple Juice


Shake the ingredients together really good.  This will make the drink foam up really nice when you pour it into the glass.  

Nothing says, "I love you." Like a tropical drink.  


Tropical Tiki Thanksgiving Recipes

Traditional Hawaiian PoiGive your traditional Thanksgiving dinner a Polynesian twist with some of these recipes.  

Teriyaki Turkey

This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Marinate your turkey breast overnight in a Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, Sherry, Ground Ginger, and Garlic marinade.  Full Recipe at

Rum & Cherry Cornbread Stuffing

Forget boring old celery.  This rum and cornbread stuffing has 3/4 cup rum, dried cherries, turkey sausage for a change.  This easy recipe can be made one day ahead of time.  Full Recipe from

Tropical Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Give your sweet potatoes a taste of the island by adding some pineapple.  With this recipe from Taste of Home.


What Tiki Thanksgiving would be complete without some of everyone's favorite edible wall paper paste.  If you really want to know how to make it check out this food network article

Tropical Pumpkin Pie

This isn't your Grandma's pumpkin pie.  A little coconut, pineapple and ginger will surprise your family on Thanksgiving.  Recipe from