Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki
From the perennially popular and critically adored San Francisco bar Smuggler’s Cove, an illustrated history of tiki and rum culture in America, with 100 recipes for tiki and rum-based cocktails, including the Mai Tai, Fogcutter, Singapore Sling, and more.
Tiki cocktails are drenched in lore and legend, harking back to their invention as escapist fantasies for depression-era Americans. This book is rich with stories of tiki history, how drinks were invented and stolen, secret recipes and how they were decoded, Caribbean journeys and South Pacific shipwrecks, Hollywood scandals, and midcentury American dreams. Martin Cate is considered one of the foremost experts in the world not only of tiki, but also rum, and here he provides a complete primer to the various styles of rum—their history, uses, and most delicious applications—to round out this utterly unique, wickedly fun cocktail collection.