Donn Beach A former bootlegger during Prohibition, moved to Hollywood in the 1930s. opened a bar called “Don’s Beachcomber Cafe” in 1933 at 1722 N. McCadden Place. In 1937, the restaurant  name was changed to Don The Beachcomber. He mixed potent rum cocktails in his tropically decorated bar. This was such an escape from everyday life, it quickly gained popularity, especially with Hollywood celebrities. At “Don the Beachcomber”, customers ate what seemed like wonderfully exotic cuisines, but, in actuality, were mostly standard Cantonese dishes served with flair. The first “pu pu platter” was probably served there. A competitor’s attempt at a copy of his Zombie cocktail (a rum drink) was served at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. He also was known for creating “Tahitian Rum Punch,” “Navy Grog” and many other cocktails


it was Gantt who first began layering rum with the fruit juices, liqueurs, and flavoring agents that have come to characterize tiki cocktails.  He called his concoctions “rhum rhapsodies,” and many of his original recipes, like the Scorpion and the Zombie, are still being slung by bartenders today. For that, he is credited with launching the tropical drink genre.

Sons Of Capri

Reposado Tequila, Crème De Peches, Cynar, Pineapple Juice, Orgeat, Amantillado Sherry, Orinoco Bitters

Square 1866

Premium Gin , Pineapple Juice, Orgeat, Lime Juice, Campari

Voodoo Lady

Tequila Blanco, Pimento Dram, Cinnamon Syrup , Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice, Orinoco Bitters

Trader Vic’s Mai Tai

White Rum, old Rum, 151 Overproof Rum, Cointreau, Orange Liqueur, Orgeat, Lime Juice

Zombie Punch (original Don Beach recipe)

Overproof with tiki fire 75.5% + 2€ Old Rum, White Rum, 151 overproof Rum, Lime Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Cinnamon Syrup, Orgeat, Splash Of Grenadine, Absinth dash

Cobra’s Fang

White Rum , 151 Overproof Rum , Crème De Peches, Absinth , Lime Juice, Orange Juice, Passion Fruit Syrup, Cinnamon Syrup, Ginger Syrup, Angostura Bitters

Queen’s Park Swizzle

White Rum, Lime juice, Peychaud’s Bitters, Angostura Bitters, Mint, Syrup, Sugar cube

Bourbon Mai Tai

Rye Bourbon, Bourbon, dry Curacao, Lime juice, Corn Milk Syrup

Gold Sling

Old Tom Gin, Anejo Rum, Vanilla Syrup, Pimento Dram, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, Orgeat, Absinth

Port au Prince

White Rum, Old Rum , 151 Overproof Rum, Falernum, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine, Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters