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Tiki Cocktail Mugs with Cocktail Syrups

Aloha sunshine, we’ve been waiting for you..

 Embrace the tropical English weather and sip cocktails from Tiki Mugs for the ultimate garden party or BBQ experience!

 When it comes to hosting a memorable garden party or BBQ, it's all about creating a lively and tropical atmosphere. One of the best ways to transport your guests to a paradisiacal setting is by serving delicious cocktails in tiki mugs. These whimsical vessels, adorned with Polynesian-inspired designs, add a touch of exotic charm to any gathering. In this blog post, we will explore the world of tiki culture, discover the history behind these unique mugs, and learn how to craft refreshing cocktails that will delight your guests. So, grab your tiki mug and get ready to embark on a journey of taste and relaxation!

 The Fascinating World of Tiki Culture…

To truly appreciate the joy of drinking cocktails from tiki mugs, it's essential to understand the origins of tiki culture. Tiki culture emerged in the 1930s as an escape from the dreariness of the Great Depression and Prohibition. Inspired by Polynesian and Caribbean aesthetics, tiki bars became popular gathering spots, offering a tropical oasis for patrons to indulge in exotic libations. Today, tiki culture has evolved into a beloved style of mixology and home bar decor.

The History and Types of Tiki Mugs

Tiki mugs play a pivotal role in embracing the essence of tiki culture. These distinctive ceramic or glass vessels are designed to resemble traditional Polynesian carvings, often depicting deities, sea creatures, or tropical motifs. The first tiki mug, the "Papa Nui," was created by Don the Beachcomber (Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt), the pioneer of tiki culture, in the 1930s. Since then, numerous styles and variations have emerged, each with its own unique charm. From classic designs like the "Mai Tai" and "Zombie" mugs to modern interpretations featuring pop culture references, tiki mugs offer a wide range of options to suit every taste and occasion.

Below are links to the two variety we have available currently. But guess what? We are dropping a new range this autumn! Keep an eye on our socials for the reveal...

Craft Refreshing Cocktails for Your Garden Party or BBQ

Now you know a little more about the world of tiki culture and learned about the diverse range of tiki mugs.. let's dive into the exciting part: crafting delightful cocktails!

Here are three classic tiki recipes to elevate your garden party or BBQ experience. These three tasty cocktails can also be found on the box of our Tiki Mug Cocktail Set!

Link to the set


Passion Fruit Martini

The Passion Fruit Martini is a timeless perfectly captures the essence of the tropics despite not being a timeless tiki cocktail. Combine 15ml Monin Passion Fruit Syrup, 15ml Vanilla Syrup, 2ml Passion Fruit Liqueur, 30ml Vodka and 15ml Lime Juice into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass, garnish then serve with a shot of prosecco on the side.

Piña Colada:

For a taste of the Caribbean, serve Piña Coladas in tiki mugs. Combine 60ml White Rum, 30ml Monin Coconut Syrup, 15ml Cream, 5ml Lime Juice and 60ml Pineapple Syrup in a blender or shaker. Pour the cocktail mix over a Tiki Mug full of ice, garish then serve!


The Mojito is a potent and flavourful concoction that will liven up any party. Add mint into a tiki mug along with 30ml of Monin Mojito Syrup, 50ml of White Rum, Mint Leaves and 25ml of lime Juice. Add crushed ice and gently stir. Top up with soda water, garish and serve! 


Hosting a garden party or BBQ is an opportunity to create a memorable and immersive experience for your guests. By incorporating tiki mugs and crafting tropical cocktails, you can transport your friends and family to a vibrant Polynesian oasis right in your backyard. Remember, the key is to embrace the spirit of tiki culture, whether it's through the history and artistry of the mugs or the delicious libations they hold. So, next time you plan a gathering, unleash your creativity, and make sipping cocktails from tiki mugs an integral part of the festivities. Cheers to tropical vibes and unforgettable memories!

Don’t forget to share your Tiki Cocktails and tag our socials, @chinablue_gifting

We only include 3 of the hundreds of tasty Monin syrup flavours available. You can check out their full range using the link below.

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