Ride the tiki wave with this Golden Wave cocktail recipe

Golden Wave cocktail recipe

  • 15 ml De Kuyper Triple Sec
  • 30 ml unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 22.5 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15 ml falernum
  • 30 ml Bacardi Carta Blanca
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) crushed ice

Put everything in a blender.  Blend at high speed for no more than 5 seconds.  Pour unstrained into a tulip glass or other specialty glass.  If necessary, add ice to fill.  Garnish with a pineapple spear and an orchid. 

Recipe provided by Jeff Beachbum Berry

PINEAPPLE and rum. It goes together like warm weather and tiki drinks, and it forms the backbone of this tiki classic, the Golden Wave.
In advance of his visit to Australia last month, we heard from Jeff Berry, the guy who is the Knowledge when it comes to all things tiki, about this tiki classic.

You may have heard of him as ‘The Bum’, and his books are essential reading for any bartender.This drink dates from 1969, as Berry explains in his book, Beachbum Berry’s Intoxica — he writes: “Jose ‘Joe’ Yatco won first prize at the 1969 International Bartenders’ Guild competition, held in Spain, with the Golden Wave.  Joe was then the head bartender of the China Trader restaurant in Burbank, where movie stars from the nearby Warner Brothers studio would come to drink after work (Bob Hope and Lee Marvin were regulars).”

It employs the classic tiki move of a quick blitz in the blender, which is essential to getting the mouthfeel right. Follow Beachbum Berry’s advice and blitz crushed ice for no more than five seconds in the blender (making sure you’re using just the right amount of ice — about one cup) and you’ll find yourself transported to a land of pineapples, rum, and good times.

The Banter

  • De Kuyper began when Petrus de Kuyper produced his first gin barrel in 1695, and now has the world’s largest range of liqueurs —more than 50 million bottles are enjoyed in over one hundred countries around the world each year.
  • De Kuyper uses only the best all natural extracts, from Curaçao orange peels to fresh coriander and sweet vanilla.
  • De Kuyper is still a family business, which partners with another legendary family business Bacardi-Martini to deliver the goods here in Australia.


Tasting notes
De Kuyper Triple Sec weighs in at an ABV of 29.5 percent, which means more flavour in your drink. They craft their Triple Sec by distilling the dried peels of both sweet and bitter oranges, before blending them together. Bacardi-Martini