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Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki

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The book’s final few pages feature recipes for Smuggler’s Cove ingredients (orgeat, cinnamon syrup, etc. I learned it firsthand from Martin while spending days with him on a bus travelling to Jamaican distilleries as part of an ACR/WIRSPA sponsored tour. Here, Martin and Rebecca don’t attempt to outdo Jeff in his quest to cover every angle and the life story of early Tiki bartenders. Many craft Tiki bars and Tiki enthusiasts pride themselves on using custom recipes to make their own falernum (a sweet syrup of ginger, lime, cloves and other spices), rather than using one that’s commercially available. Even in the case of Lemon Hart 151, which remains unavailable in the US at the time of publication, the important thing to express was that you should look for a 151 with some heft and body to it- the fact that it’s a blended rum is the most important part.

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Your two examples are fairly extreme in that you’re comparing two dry rums against two sugar bombs, but your point would still be well made even if the nuances were more subtle. None of the drink or ingredient recipes use anything too esoteric, and the instructions are clearly written. Update: Be sure to check out Martin’s comment on this post, which has great additional insight into the above.

As the fortunate recipient of one of the first books off the press, I’ve taken on the task of reading the entire opus–which clocks in at a solid 350 pages from cover to cover. Steve Crane, the man behind the The Luau and the Kon Tiki chain of restaurants (the book refers to him as Tiki’s “Third Man,” behind Donn Beach and Trader Vic) was a Hollywood actor and was married to the famous actress Lana Turner.

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If you’re looking for a great place to catch up with friends or simply pop in for a drink, we have a good selection of spirits, wine, larger and ales for you to choose from. It’s an entirely fair criticism of cocktail recipes in general that specifying an exact spirit–say… Plantation Five Year–seeds trepidation in the mind of the reader who may not have that exact product or doesn’t yet have the extensive, hard-won knowledge to know a good substitute. e. English, Spanish, and French; or more crudely, white, gold, and dark) and makes quick work of dismissing them as confusing and useless.Even if you’ve read all of Jeff Berry’s books multiple times, don’t pass up Smuggler’s Cove, with its distinctly different style and spin. However, the book doesn’t tread into the minefield of providing specific guidance as to which rums may be sweetened; there are other online resources for that. A recent trend in the cocktail world is for high-end, world class “destination” bars and celebrity bartenders to further extend their brand and cement their reputation via authoring a book.

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Following the main sections are paeans to two of the last remaining bars from the golden age: Tiki Ti (Los Angeles) and the Mai Kai (Fort Lauderdale).Ours is served daily and you are sure to be impressed with our crispy roast potatoes and homemade Yorkshire puddings. Expanding the major and minor categories, there are Pot Still Unaged, Pot Still Lightly Aged, Pot Still Long Aged categories, and so forth. When confronted with something like “column still aged” in a recipe, I mentally blank out – I’ve got dozens to choose from. This is precisely what we want to showcase- we hope that readers will explore and find favorites, and what they enjoy mixing with most. This categorization serves a useful purpose in some regards; it leaves relatively little open to interpretation.

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