What is it?
Tiki Caliente is an annual event that creates the aura of island living, but transports it to Palm Springs, California. It brings together the best music, art, cocktails and people to create a celebration dedicated to Tiki culture. Tiki Caliente touches all of your senses. It´s a combination of sights, sounds, scents and tastes, all in one memorable weekend. From music to art, shopping and socializing, Tiki Caliente will immerse you into the colorful and escapist Polynesian-Pop world. And, since the Tiki culture is partially focused on crafted cocktails, this gathering will also entice you repeatedly with a variety of concoctions made with exotic rums, juices and spices. From our host’s personal creations, to the cocktails made especially for the various on-site room parties, your palate will be enlightened.
Every year, Tiki Caliente features some of the greatest live entertainment in the Tiki scene, on our main stage and in our late-night lounge shows. In between the live performances, our DJs will be spinning vinyl, so the air is always filled with well-themed music. If shopping is your thing, the hotel grounds are filled with vendors selling tropical everything. Vintage aloha wear, new Tiki-inspired art, Tiki mugs, trinkets and other fine baubles are plentiful, so you can take home your own personal souvenir of paradise.
The Pusser’s Painkiller®
Have an authentic Painkiller cocktail at Tiki Caliente! A smooth and delicious blend of pineapple, orange and coconut with varying amounts of Pusser’s Rum give the Painkiller® its unique flavor. It truly can be described as the iconic island cocktail. From humble beginnings on the sandy beaches of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) the Painkiller® has enjoyed a steady growth in popularity and has become a regular feature on bar menus around the globe. For many years, bartenders and enthusiasts alike have helped to promote the popularity of this legendary cocktail, and today, it is steadily becoming a modern classic!”
We had a blast at this year’s Tiki Caliente. The Painkillers were flowing, the rum was loved by all, and we had a blast getting tiki-tastic with everyone who came out! Here’s some of our favorite shots from this year’s Tiki Caliente!