Bula | Cocktail Party


“Bula” means “welcome” in Fijian, so it was a fitting choice for the drink served to participants as they arrived at Tiki Lindy’s instructional mixology seminar at the 2021 AZ Tiki Oasis. It’s a total crowd-pleaser: fruity, floral, sweet, and just strong enough to relax attendees without inviting mayhem. Tiki Lindy recommends Plantation’s Isle of Fiji rum, a darker aged rum with notes of baking spice and tropical fruit.

The original recipe calls for fassionola, a neon-red fruity syrup whose true flavor and recipe have been lost to time. One thing that most folks seem to agree on is that fassionola was strong on the passion fruit, so we’ve replaced it with straightforward passion fruit syrup in our recipe. If you can find fassionola – we’ve heard B.G. Reynolds makes a pretty solid version – by all means, give it a whirl!

Real guava juice would be best here, if you can get your hands on it. If not, canned guava nectar will be plenty delicious, if a tad sweeter.



Lightly shake all ingredients with crushed or pebble ice. Pour unstrained into a tall class or tiki mug.

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Ich war auf der Suche nach einer Cocktail Datenbank mit der ich mir zuverlässig die Drinks anzeigen lassen kann, für die ich auch die Zutaten im Hause habe. Mit Cocktail Flow klappt das leider nicht verlässlich. Dieses Programm macht das vorbildlich und vor allem listet es die Cocktails auch danach auf, wo mir noch eine, zwei usw. Zutaten fehlt. So kann ich auch immer schauen was ich mir ggf. noch kaufen sollte. Die Auswahl an Getränken ist gut, jedoch mit wenig Sirup-haltigen. Hier würd ich mir mehr Rezepte wünschen wo man die div. Fruchtsirupe einsetzen kann. Auch gibt es leider keine Möglichkeit Cocktails als Favoriten zu kennzeichnen oder das Rezept zu exportieren. Da das Programm nur in Englisch ist muss man in der Zutatenliste manchmal googlen was damit gemeint ist. Mit ein paar Rezepten mehr, Favoritenfunktion und Lokalisierung gibt es fünf Sterne.
Translation: I was looking for a cocktail database with which I can reliably display the drinks for which I also have the ingredients in the house. Unfortunately, this does not work reliably with cocktail flow. This program does the exemplary and above all it lists the cocktails also after, where I still missing one, two etc. ingredients. So I can always look what I should possibly buy. The selection of drinks is good, but with little syrup-containing. Here I would want more recipes where you can use the div. Fruit syrups. Unfortunately, there is no way to mark cocktails as favorites or to export the recipe. Since the program is only in English you have to googling in the list of ingredients sometimes what is meant by that. With a few more recipes, favorites and localization, there are five stars.
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