Jeff “Beachbum” Berry has spent years uncovering the recipes for original tiki drinks from the ’30s and ’40s. The Nui Nui was originally made by Don the Beachcomber, circa 1937. Even though it’s blended, this is no cheesy boat drink—it has complex flavors of cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla mixed with rum and fresh juices.
Allspice liqueur (a.k.a. Pimento or Allspice Dram) is available at specialty liquor stores. We like the St. Elizabeth brand distributed by Haus Alpenz.
This recipe was featured as part of our Tiki Cocktails photo gallery.
- 1Place all ingredients except the orange peels in a blender and blend on high until frothy, no more than 5 seconds. Pour into 2 tall glasses and add additional crushed ice to fill.
- 2Sink and coil an orange peel into each drink, with the top hanging over the rim of the glass.