Warm Wishes, a Tiki inspired Hot Cocktail

Published ~ December 18th, 2020 | Updated ~ March 28th, 2021
Author ~ Gabriel Morales
Tags ~ Rye | Rum | Banana Liqueur |

My inspiration for this drink was the Irish coffee. I wanted to make a warm drink using spices and other ingredients that you would find in tropical and or Tiki drinks.

Warm Wishes Cocktail Recipe

You're going to need a glass that can hold heat. I'm using this Irish coffee glass. If you don't have one of these, you may use any coffee mug you have at home.


  • 2 Dashes of Pimento dram
  • .25oz (7.5ml) Banana Liqueur
  • .5oz (15ml) Housemade orgeat syrup
  • .25oz (7.5ml) housemade Cinnamon Syrup
  • .75oz (22.5ml) Rittenhouse Rye or any other 100 proof Rye
  • .75oz (22.5ml) Hamilton Pot Still Black Rum
  • 3oz (90ml) Hot Water


  1. Combine all ingredients in glass
  2. Float 1 oz Housemade coconut cream

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How to Make Orgeat Syrup


  • 125g blanched almonds
  • 300ml hot water
  • 300g granulated sugar
  • 1tsp (5ml) Orange Flower Water
  • 3oz (90ml) of Cognac


  1. Place almonds in a pot and add water to cover.
  2. Simmer at 60 degrees Celcius (140F) for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain through a mesh strainer and blend the almonds through a food processor until smooth.
  4. Transfer to a food-safe airtight container, add the hot water, and let it sit for 2 hours.
  5. Strain through cheesecloth and now you got Almond Milk. Measure your almond milk and place it in a pot alongside the sugar.
  6. You want a 2:1 ratio of Sugar to Almond milk.
  7. In medium heat stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  8. Let it cool completely and then add your orange Flower Water and cognac.
  9. Bottle, Lable and refrigerate.

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