Hawaiian natives worshiped carved wood or stone images of Polynesians with supernatural powers known as Tiki Gods. The mythological history of natives and the fun of sharing cultural traditions is part of Hawaiian tiki cocktail culture. This refreshing, simple, four ingredient ice cold drink is an elevated, bubbling, unblended piña colada. Kōloa Kaua'i Coconut Rum, freshly squeezed pineapple juice, and a bottle of not-too-expensive bubbly make for a quality luau-inspired pop-up tiki party. Serve in an artisanally-forged copper tiki god vessel, and visions of tropical paradise, sand, surf, coconuts, driftwood, and island sunshine may appear as a rum-invoked mirage.
cuisine American
difficulty Easy
season Summer
serves 1


  • 1 ounce Kōloa Kaua'i Coconut Rum
  • 2 ounces fresh pineapple juice
  • Prosecco, sparkling wine, or champagne
  • 2 Jack Rudy Bourbon Cocktail Cherries


  1. Per cocktail: fill a tiki glass with ice. Pour 1 ounce coconut rum and 2 ounces pineapple juice to the vessel. Top with prosecco. 
  2. To make a pitcher: add 1 cup coconut rum, 2 cups pineapple juice, and a 750mL bottle of  prosecco to a pitcher. Fill 8 tiki glasses with ice. Pour the cocktail from the pitcher into each glass.
  3. Garnish each tiki glass with a pineapple slice and a cherry and serve immediately.