In my utter denial that summer’s warm weather and sunny days were soon coming to a close, I set my sights on an island getaway. No, I did not escape to the Caribbean. Rather, I decided to hit North Wildwood’s very own tropical paradise. Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill proudly features its scenic Tiki Topz Poolside. I had heard rave reviews about the hot Tiki Topz Pool Parties and had to assess the party for myself. I was not disappointed. In order to fully enjoy the ocean breeze and scenic views, I felt that I first needed a cool cocktail in hand. I headed over to the Tiki Topz bar where I was immediately greeted by bartender Nina. “Give me everyone’s favorite,” I requested. “That would be the Miami Vice,” Nina responded confidently.
This drink of the week is even cooler than its slick name. Half strawberry daiquiri and half pina colada, this hybrid is concocted with a white rum base and finished with a fresh slice of lime. The strawberry and coconut flavors blend marvelously in this frozen fusion. For an alternative frozen specialty, sample the Surfer’s Slush, made with Ketel One Citroen, Triple Sec, and Fresh Lemonade. Grab a cold one, lay back, and enjoy the sea breeze, nowhere else but Tiki Topz.
By Megan Kummer