Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove

Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki

Book - 2016
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"Cast aside your cares and worries. Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluring--and often misunderstood--movements in American cultural history. Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler's Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki's modern-day revival. Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler's Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you're looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler's Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley :, Ten Speed Press,, [2016]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781607747321
Characteristics: 352 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cate, Rebecca - Author


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May 30, 2017

Everything you want to know about Tiki culture is right here. written in an engaging way, enjoyed reading about the history of the ingredients, the standard drinks and particularly the how to create your own tiki tiki

Jul 23, 2016

A book that takes a serious look at very fun Polynesian Pop, and you'll come away with some serious respect for the impact of Tiki.

Cate's method of classifying rums is very useful and makes a lot of sense in his drink recipes. There is certainly a recipe for a drink for every taste in this book.


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