Picture yourself on a sandy beach, a faint breeze rustling the coconut fronds, the sun sinking in an orange sky. What are you drinking in your fantasy? Mai tai? Zombie? Beachcomber’s Gold? All these drinks were created by the legendary mixologist Don Beach, a.k.a. Don the Beachcomber, a South Seas adventurer who dreamt up cocktails for everyone from Clark Gable to Marlene Dietrich to you. Don the Beachcomber’s Little Hawaiian Tropical Drink Book contains thirty-nine of Don’s best recipes including lû’au libations, Polynesian potions and tropical tonics, as well as invaluable mixing and bartending tips and advice on finding the best rums. So invite some friends over and get ready to enjoy the drinks of paradise, compliments of Don.


Original Rum Drinks

Honey Cream Mix

Planter’s Rum Punch

Beachcomber’s Gold

Beachcomber’s Daiquiri

Beachcomber’s Rum Barrel

Don the Beachcomber’s Plantation Punch

Cherry Blossom Punch

Mystery Gardenia

Cobra’s Fang

Colonel Beach’s Plantation Punch

Cuban Daiquiri

Tahitian Rum Punch

Coconut Rum

Don’s Pearl

The Original Mai Tai

Missionary’s Downfall

Marama Rum Punch

Pi Yi

Colonel Beach’s Plantation Ambrosia

Don’s Martini

Pineapple Surprise

Q.B. Cooler

Test Pilot

West Indian Plantation Potion

Shark’s Tooth

Vicious Virgin

White Sands Champagne Jubilee

Pearl Diver

Black Hole

Beachcomber’s Punch


Navy Grog

Coffee Drinks

 Tahitian Coffee

Colonel’s Favorite

Kona Coffee Grog

Cafe Diable

African Safari

Cafa à la Queen of Tonga

Cafe Anise

Author: Phoebe Beach and Arnold Bitner