Fresh squeezed lime juice is just what it sounds like. To make a really great Tiki drink be sure to squeeze your own juice. It is amazing how much better a Tiki drink tastes with fresh squeezed juice. The extra effort is really worth it.
Tiki Drink Glossary
The tiki glossary is your guide to terms, and words used in tiki drinks. This is a work in progress. It will probably never be complete as tiki cocktails evolve. I've been adding definitions as I learn things and as people ask me questions. If there is a tiki term you are unsure of let me know. I'm happy to answer.
To make a really great Tiki drink be sure to squeeze your own juice. It is amazing how much better a Tiki drink tastes with fresh squeezed juice. The extra effort is really worth it.
Ginger beer is a, non-alcoholic, carbonated beverages that primarly has a ginger flavor. It is sweetened, but is generally not as sweet as ginger ale. It also has a stronger ginger flavor than ginger ale. There are a number of commercial brands of ginger beer you can purchase. Many people also make their own ginger beer.
Some common brands are Barritt's and Gosling's.
Gold Jamaican Rums are gold rums produced in Jamaica. Gold rums are generally aged in barrels for a period of time, and they get their gold color from aging in the barrels. Beware, not all gold rums are aged. Instead, some, get their color from additives. I would not recommend these. Gold rums generally have more flavor, and are more complex than light rums, but are not as dark or flavorful as dark rums. They are middle of the road rums.
Some common Gold Jamaican Rums are Appleton Estate, Smith & Cross, and Coruba.
Fun Fact: Many rums are aged in oak barrels that were first used to age whisky.
Grand Marnier is an orange flavored brandy liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, and is a product of France. It is made from Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar. You can drink Grand Marnier neat or mix it in a drink.