Tonight's Menu: A Tropical Tiki Night In

Tonight's Menu: A Tropical Tiki Night In



Featuring grilled skewers, small plates, and plenty of rum-soaked cocktails—here's how to host your own tiki night.

Featuring grilled skewers, small plates, and plenty of rum-soaked cocktails—here’s how to host your own tiki night. (Saveur/)

This rummy tiki drink is adapted from the one served at Dragon 88 in West Boylston, Massachusetts. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/dragon-88-mai-tai">Dragon 88 Mai Tai</a>

This rummy tiki drink is adapted from the one served at Dragon 88 in West Boylston, Massachusetts. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/dragon-88-mai-tai”>Dragon 88 Mai Tai</a> (Ingalls Photography/)

This riff on Don the Beachcomber’s traditional tiki cocktail, served at Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago, is full of fall flavors like cinnamon, falernum, and pomegranate. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/zombie-punch-recipe/">Zombie</a>

This riff on Don the Beachcomber’s traditional tiki cocktail, served at Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago, is full of fall flavors like cinnamon, falernum, and pomegranate. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/zombie-punch-recipe/”>Zombie</a>

This take on the piña colada owes its silky texture to Coco Lopéz, a mixture of sugarcane and coconut cream. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/castaway-coconut-pineapple-cocktail/">The Castaway</a>

This take on the piña colada owes its silky texture to Coco Lopéz, a mixture of sugarcane and coconut cream. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/castaway-coconut-pineapple-cocktail/”>The Castaway</a> (Laura Sant/)

This perfectly tropical cardamom and cinnamon-spiced coconut-rum drink is served in a coconut shell at New York tiki restaurant Hurricane Club. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/The-Hurricane-Clubs-77/">The Hurricane Club's #77</a>

This perfectly tropical cardamom and cinnamon-spiced coconut-rum drink is served in a coconut shell at New York tiki restaurant Hurricane Club. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/The-Hurricane-Clubs-77/”>The Hurricane Club’s #77</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

An adaptation of the fried wonton, crab rangoon is one of the most enduringly popular appetizers at the posh Polynesian restaurant chain Trader Vic's. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Crab-Rangoon-21391854/">Crab Rangoon</a>

An adaptation of the fried wonton, crab rangoon is one of the most enduringly popular appetizers at the posh Polynesian restaurant chain Trader Vic’s. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Crab-Rangoon-21391854/”>Crab Rangoon</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Sweet grilled onion and pineapple stand up against rich marinated pork in these easy, Hawaiian-inspired skewers. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/teriyaki-pork-pineapple-skewers-recipe/">Pineapple and Pork Teriyaki Skewers</a>

Sweet grilled onion and pineapple stand up against rich marinated pork in these easy, Hawaiian-inspired skewers. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/teriyaki-pork-pineapple-skewers-recipe/”>Pineapple and Pork Teriyaki Skewers</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Cabbage salads featuring dried noodles are a staple of Hawaiian home cooking, adding crunch, texture, and sweetness to this terrifically versatile slaw. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Hawaiian-Style-Sesame-Cabbage-Salad/">Hawaiian-Style Sesame Cabbage Salad</a>

Cabbage salads featuring dried noodles are a staple of Hawaiian home cooking, adding crunch, texture, and sweetness to this terrifically versatile slaw. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Hawaiian-Style-Sesame-Cabbage-Salad/”>Hawaiian-Style Sesame Cabbage Salad</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

This classic, sweet-tart Hawaiian dressing gets a peppery kick from ground up papaya seeds. Drizzle over baby lettuce or papaya flesh. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/hawaiian-papaya-seed-dressing/">Hawaiian Papaya Seed Dressing</a>

This classic, sweet-tart Hawaiian dressing gets a peppery kick from ground up papaya seeds. Drizzle over baby lettuce or papaya flesh. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/hawaiian-papaya-seed-dressing/”>Hawaiian Papaya Seed Dressing</a> (Farideh Sadeghin/)

The chicken for this Japanese homestyle dish is traditionally coated in mochiko, sweet rice flour, before frying, but cooks at Ethel's Grill in Honolulu, Hawaii, use Japanese potato starch to yield an extra-crispy crust. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/mochiko-chicken-with-ponzu-sauce/">Hawaiian Fried Chicken (Mochiko Chicken with Ponzu)</a>

The chicken for this Japanese homestyle dish is traditionally coated in mochiko, sweet rice flour, before frying, but cooks at Ethel’s Grill in Honolulu, Hawaii, use Japanese potato starch to yield an extra-crispy crust. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/mochiko-chicken-with-ponzu-sauce/”>Hawaiian Fried Chicken (Mochiko Chicken with Ponzu)</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Slow-cooking pineapple whole on the grill concentrates and enriches its flavors while keeping the fruit tasting bright. "The pineapple must be very ripe," Mallmann says. "If not, it's useless. The slower you do it, the better." Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/whole-grilled-pineapple-dessert-recipe">Four-Hour Pineapple</a>

Slow-cooking pineapple whole on the grill concentrates and enriches its flavors while keeping the fruit tasting bright. “The pineapple must be very ripe,” Mallmann says. “If not, it’s useless. The slower you do it, the better.” Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/whole-grilled-pineapple-dessert-recipe”>Four-Hour Pineapple</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

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