But that’s all changing, because our friends across the pond are responsible for the Tiki Cocktail Box. It’s a bi-monthly subscription kit from a team that includes the founder of the UK Rum Festival (that’s a nice pedigree), and it’s filling your mailbox with rum, syrups, spices, recipes and tiki-themed drinking vessels. This all matters even more now, because they’ve just launched stateside deliveries.
You’ve got a few options here. You can purchase individual boxes, gift one to a thirsty friend or sign up to receive a new box every two months. The initial box included a starter kit for making the classic Painkiller. April’s box is stocked with Angostura seven-year-old rum, Angostura bitters, some mango puree and a couple of limited-edition tiki mugs. And June’s box is still a mystery, to be revealed once the release date nears.
This all results in you bolstering your rum arsenal, employing those recipes to drink better at home and amassing a formidable, Instagram-ready army of Polynesian glassware. That, and you’ll start going through a lot more limes.
So no scurvy for you.