The Spirit of Tiki festival, due to take place on August 14th & 15th, has been cancelled as the venue suffered severe fire damage on August 8th. The organisers are trying to find an alternative venue to hold the festival at a later date. Visit  www.drinkup.london/spiritoftiki for more information and refunds.

We were recently invited to the press night of Spirit of Tiki at Mahiki, one of London’s premier Tiki bars, to taste some of the cocktails (don’t ask me for my favourite – they were all great), meet the men behind the event and hear about their plans. As you can see from the photos, we had a fantastic evening!

And here is what you can look forward to:

In a couple of weeks a brand new two-day summer party celebrating the true essence of Tiki Culture is coming to London! Expect tropical vibes, delicious rum cocktails, exotica music and a huge sandy beach.

Created in conjunction with Mahiki London, an enormous outdoor beach will be surrounded by a village of 15 Tiki bars – each showcasing their own signature cocktails, available for just £5.  If you love rum cocktails as much as we do, here’s your chance to get your fill of Piña Coladas, Mai Tai’s, Zombies and Hurricanes and many other concoctions. Brands include Bacardi, Mount Gay and Pusser’s.

There will also be Caribbean BBQ food, hula dancers, limbo, fire breathers and drummers, so grab your picnic mats and beach towels to spread out, sit back and enjoy. The beach consists of 180 tonnes of imported sand covering 600 square metres with wooden decking surround, hammocks, cabanas, and detachable sail covers should the weather be a bit temperamental.

This will be a real fun event and we are especially looking forward to see (and taste) the world’s largest Piña Colada,which will be created at Spirit of Tiki, a whopping 500 litres of it!

Spirit of Tiki has been created by three of the biggest names in rum; Georgi Radev, bar manager of Mahiki, Roger Barnes, life-long rum aficionado and Ian Burrell, global ambassador for the spirit as a whole and founder of UK Rum Fest.

Tickets are available for pre-order now for just £15 from DrinkUp.London/SpiritOfTiki and include:

  • Entry to the event
  • Your very own Tiki mug to use and take home
  • A complimentary drink on arrival

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