The Story Behind The Tiki Teacup

I love making my own tiki cocktails at home. I recently found some clear teacups at an antique store and was inspired to create a tropical tea cocktail! I added two types of rum, plus juices and homemade hibiscus simple syrup.


  • 1 ounce white rum
  • ½ ounce pineapple rum
  • 1 ounce brewed tropical white tea
  • ¼ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce hibiscus simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • Edible flowers and pineapple fronds for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake to combine, and then strain over crushed ice.
  3. Add simple syrup.
  4. Garnish with edible flowers and pineapple fronds, if using.

Recipe Rating

(8 votes)

Yield: 1
Published: 2019-06-25

Hibiscus Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup dried hibiscus flower
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Hibiscus Syrup Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Strain out solids into a clean bowl or jar and let cool before using.
The Tiki Teacup Recipe