If you think all tropical drinks are boozy, blue and carry a paper umbrella, you probably need to find a new cocktail bar. Here in the Bay Area, we have a small but fiercely dedicated group of tiki loyalists, including San Francisco's Smuggler's Cove and Alameda's Forbidden Island, making exotic cocktails in the way that Vic "The Trader" Bergeron intended when he opened Trader Vic's nearly 45 years ago: using quality rums, hand-squeezed juices and house-made syrups.

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