ISBN: 1607747324
EAN13: 9781607747321
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 7, 2016
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 8.9" L x 7.5" W
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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, in this James Beard Award-winning cocktail book.

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.

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.

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   The best book for tiki cocktails
The Cove of Smuggler is the book to have for Tikki cocktails. So far I have taken three of the drinks and have all been winners. One of the best things about the book is that the author lists 7 types of rum and the recipes provide a specific type of bottle instead of a specific bottle, meaning that your home bar needs only 7 bottles of rum. Many cocktail books call for expensive bottles, which becomes both specific and unwieldy after awhile. The recipes aren 't quite as complicated, which I appreciate as well. I have books from other famous bars and for some books, making a drink is a huge project. I look forward to working my way through more recipes ''. The writing of the book is fantastic as well. It gives a great account of the origins of ti culture in the United States and how Smuggler came to be Cove.
   The only tiki cocktail book you'll ever need
This is a beautiful book. This is a preliminary review, but this is one of the best-looking, best-reading cocktail books I have picked up in a very long time. Martin Cate's writing is clear and amusing with photos and art on almost every page, and Martin Cate's writing is clear and entertaining. There are more than a hundred recipes scattered throughout the chapters, along with well-written information about the history of the Tikil culture. Rum and how it is made is everything about rum and how it is made. The drinks are making the drinks. This book is not only a delight to read, but it would be an appropriate gift for the cocktail lover in your life.
   Don't buy this if you don't want to get sucked into tiki!
Literally, all you need is literacy. Amazing content, amazing pictures. Wonderful structure. Wonderful '' Covers the craft cocktail aspect of tiki in detail, but also gives you so much more. History behind the rise of the tiki movement, history behind their bars, rum!, tiki cocktail technique, making your own tiki parties, resources and more. So far made 2 drinks with what already had on hand and both were epic. Haven 't been able to put it down yet!
   funny and unique history and the cast of legendary and ...
To say that this is a masterpiece is insufficient. Martin Cate has created an indispensable tiki Bible, with all tiki's rich, funny and unique history and the cast of legendary and iconic characters who made it, and the many saved it. Great stuff, a beautiful looking book too, and loaded with great photos and recipes making me want to bring out the rum at home and return soon to San Francisco's Smuggler's Cove! Martin Cate : Thanks Martin Cate!
   A lovely tome IF you're a cocktail snob
The book is great to look at and the information about tiki as a subculture is fabulous, but it is not a beautiful book for cocktail recipes. For example, rums are listed by type, but without the use of the common nomenclature that makes it easy to shop. Be prepared to spend a lot of time going over examples of things like pot still lightly aged and lightly blended as opposed to the more common terms like light, dark, gold or spiced. I find that this reduces real-world usability and makes the recipes more useful if you're the type of person who would describe himself as a cocktail snob. When specific brands are listed, it is an exclusively higher end, costlier brands. The lack of accessibility is the opposite of the tiki spirit to me. It is a shame because the cultural information is terrific.
   Great for the Tiki Freak!
I am a Tiki - freak and love this book. I am a Tiki - freak and love it. I like that it has history and that it is not just a recipe book for tiki drinks, I have it. It does an excellent job of showing the roots of Tiki and what makes it so great. The recipes are different and I like that they have recipes for the delicious mixers involved so that you can make your own. Fantastic Book! ''
   Fun Hobby!
If you are into great book if you are into tiki drinks, Tiki drinks are great. Not only has the background and history recipes, but also has background and history. Would highly recommend. Would highly recommend.
   Encylopedic history of tiki cocktails - great read!
Having grown up with Trader Vic's locations and after living in Hawaii for several years, I am fascinated with tiki bars and cocktails. When I moved to San Francisco in 2019, I was thrilled to learn that Martin Cate's Smuggler Cove was only 2 blocks from my home. Unfortunately, every time I visited the bar, the seating has been limited and cramped, but the cocktails were always excellent. Martin and Rebecca's book has become one of my main bar references, I can now enjoy their fantastic tiki cocktails in the comfort of my home. I also enjoyed his meticulously encyclopedic research into the history of the tiki drinks. In the not too distant future, I hope to move back to the Hawaiian Islands and set up a tiki-focused establishment. This book will be one of my inspirations.
   Beautiful and tasty
Lots of great information and delicious cocktails with beautiful presentation. Definitely worth the price.
   Context for cocktails. Well done!
Great production and value added. Meanders through the history of the Tiki Cocktail and Culture with many interesting historical photos, recipes from their origins, through the history of the Tikki Cocktail. Will make you want to build your tiki bar with a number of obscure flavors. A great home bar companion for the 200+ armchair bartender.