For as much as you’ll be imbibing tropical libations at the resort’s Tiki bar (and at the pool bar, and at the swim-up sandbar in the lagoon, and at…), there will no doubt be times when you want to enjoy the breezy island life — and a few Mai Tais — with friends in the comfort of your own bungalow. So, we’ve rounded up 8 must-have items to help you kick up your home bar.
Margaritaville Tiki Glasses
Colorful mugs are the cornerstone of every home Tiki bar — without them you’re pretty much just drinking rum out of a cup in your living room. These retro-styled signature Margaritaville glasses are made from “high-fired” glazed ceramic, hold 22 ounces of your favorite tropical libations, and are sold in a festive, multicolored four-pack. Margaritaville Tiki Glasses ($99)
Traditional Swizzle Stick
Don’t let the simplicity of the traditional swizzle stick fool you — it’s like a magic wand for mixing Tiki drinks. This authentic “Boi Lele” swizzle from Cocktail Kingdom is made of “hand harvested, cured, and trimmed” wood from the Quararibea turbinata, a natural shrub known in the Caribbean as, none other than, the swizzlestick tree.
Traditional Swizzle Stick ($18)
CB2 Tai Tall Glasses
Looking to add some Polynesian love to your get togethers? These heavy weight glasses etched with a tiki face are the ideal way to add an island feel to everything liquid. Perfect for the patio in the summer or for recreating a tropical feel all year round.
CB2 Tai Tall Glasses
Beachbum Berry Remixed: A Gallery of Tiki Drinks
Because Tiki is more than just Mai Tais and Zombie Punch, this recipe book combines two classics — Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log and Intoxica! — into one definitive tome loaded with over 107 tropical drink recipes. In addition to retro ‘tails that date back to the Polynesian craze of the 1930s, it also includes fresh remixes from the world’s top mixologists and “41 newly discovered, previously unpublished vintage Tiki drink recipes.” Plus, it’s loaded with fascinating history, stories, and old photographs.
Beachbum Berry Remixed: A Gallery of Tiki Drinks ($30)
Parrot Luau Tiki Mugs
No Buffet-themed beach bash is complete without Parrot Heads drinking out of Parrot mugs. Each of these 16-ounce ceramic cups is handmade (but dishwasher safe) and comes in one of four colors — green, rust, blue, and yellow. Polly definitely wants another cocktail.
Parrot Luau Tiki Mugs ($28)
Margaritaville Spiced Rum
You can own the finest bar accouterment this side of the South Pacific, but when it comes to tasty cocktails, it’s all about the booze. And there, Margaritaville’s got you covered. Not only do they distill Spiced and Silver Rums, flavored liqueurs (Calypso Coconut, Last Mango, Island Lime), and Silver and Gold Tequilas, but they even sell bottles of ready-to-drink mai tais, margaritas, and mojitos.
Margaritaville Spiced Rum (Prices vary)
“Tiki Bar” Coaster Set
Just because you’re laid back and throw tropical-themed parties every other week doesn’t mean you’re cool when your nice furniture gets stained with drink rings. Stay on theme and protect your coffee table with a set of these retro “Tiki Bar” stoneware coasters that boast cork backs and the phrase “Good Times, Great Friends.” As in, good times are when great friends don’t carelessly set their drinks on your expensive stuff.
Tiki Bar Coaster Set ($9)
Treasure Chest Beverage Trunk
If you can’t fill a treasure chest with gold doubloons, beer is definitely the next best thing. This signature Margaritaville rolling beverage trunk is no ordinary cooler: Handcrafted from a 44-gallon recycled oil drum, it’s painted in festive island colors and made to look distressed — unlike you, since you’re sitting next to a trunk full of LandShark Lager. The key also seconds as a bottle opener, which is obviously… key.
Treasure Chest Beverage Trunk ($459)