One of Donn Beach’s most significant contributions to tiki culture was his innovative approach to mixology. He created a wide array of elaborate and secret cocktail recipes that featured exotic ingredients, rum, and intricate garnishes. His cocktails, such as the Zombie and the Mai Tai, became legendary and remain staples in tiki bars to this day.

Don the Beachcomber was the first to incorporate these exotic concoctions into its menu, creating a unique and immersive drinking experience. Patrons flocked to the bar not only for the drinks but also for the escapism it offered during the tumultuous times of the mid-20th century.