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Sipping in the Bayou: 3 Tiki Boat-Ready Cocktails for Your NOLA Adventure


As you set sail on the vibrant waters of New Orleans for a tiki boat party, elevate your experience with cocktails that capture the essence of the Big Easy. These three tantalizing tiki drinks are not only delicious but also perfectly suited for the lively spirit of a NOLA tiki boat party. Get ready to shake, stir, and sip your way to tropical bliss with these crowd-pleasing recipes.

1. Bayou Breeze


  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 0.75 oz Coconut Cream
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
  • Pineapple slice and mint for garnish


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add dark rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, fresh lime juice, and passion fruit syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a tiki glass filled with crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a sprig of mint.
  6. Enjoy the refreshing taste of the Bayou Breeze against the backdrop of the New Orleans skyline.

2. French Quarter Fizz


  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 0.75 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.25 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White
  • Club Soda
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  1. In a shaker, combine gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white.
  2. Dry shake (without ice) vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake again until well-chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with club soda for a fizzy finish.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist, adding a touch of elegance to your tiki boat party.

3. Crescent City Swizzle


  • 2 oz Light Rum
  • 0.75 oz Falernum
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 0.25 oz Demerara Syrup
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprig and pineapple leaf for garnish


  1. Fill a tall glass with crushed ice.
  2. In a shaker, combine light rum, falernum, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, and demerara syrup.
  3. Shake well and strain over the crushed ice in the glass.
  4. Swizzle the drink by spinning a swizzle stick or bar spoon between your hands.
  5. Top with a few dashes of Angostura bitters.
  6. Garnish with a mint sprig and a pineapple leaf, and let the Crescent City Swizzle transport you to the heart of New Orleans.

Raise your tiki mugs and toast to the intoxicating blend of flavors that these cocktails bring to your NOLA tiki boat party. With the Bayou Breeze, French Quarter Fizz, and Crescent City Swizzle in hand, you’re not just sipping; you’re savoring the spirit of New Orleans with every delightful sip. Cheers to a tiki adventure on the bayou! 🍹🚤 #NOLATikiCocktails