Yeah, I like tiki drinks and tropical punches. How can you not? They're fruity, easy to drink, usually involve rum--and I love a rum drink. Everyone likes them. They're fun as coolers in the summer and reminders of warmer days to come in the winter (if we ever get a winter again here).
I'm linking right here to a drink I've been playing with this week called a Wicked Wahine. It's got spiced rum, falernum--a liqueur you should own-- and citrus, grenadine, and bitters. Falernum tastes like rummy apple pie. It can instant Captain Morgan-ize any cocktail without making you feel silly about a bottle with a silly pic on it. But the Wicked Wahine is yummy, even though it calls for spiced rum (yo-ho, Captain!) AND falernum. Strong but not killer.
By the way, the original source for this drink is Imbibe Magazine, worth checking out.
Shall we meet for drinks, Thursday at 4 at Area 24? I thought so!