Potions of the Caribbean is Beachbum Berry’s last book and it is basically an answer to the questions that sometime Tiki imbibers ask themselves while drinking cocktails they don’t understand.
Who would you recommend this book to?
– Intermediate bartenders, Tiki culture admirers, Zombie, Mai Tai and Tropical cocktail lovers, Caribbean dreamers.
When was this book published?
Who is the author?
– Jeff Berry, Tiki expert, one of the world’s leading rum experts and mixologists. He has also written the books Grog Log, Intoxica! and Remixed: A Gallery of Tiki Drinks.
So, what’s so special about this book?
– Winner of the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book, Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean strains 500 years of West Indian history through a cocktail shaker, serving up 77 vintage Caribbean drink recipes – 16 of them lost recipes that have never before been published anywhere in any form, and another 19 that have never been published in book form. Even more delicious are the stories of the people who created, or served, or simply drank these drinks. As a hybrid of street-smart gumshoe, anthropologist and mixologist (The Los Angeles Times), Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is uniquely qualified to tell this epic story-with-recipes, lavishly illustrated with vintage graphics and rare historical photos.