Who would you recommend this book to?
– Advanced bartenders, Tiki culture admirers, Zombie, Mai Tai and Tropical cocktail lovers, Caribbean dreamers and Jeff Berry’s fans. This book is strongly recommended to bartenders that could sacrifice a week’s “lazy afternoons” in order to dive deep inside this phenomenal investigation, showing some respect to Jeff’s Berry effort to preserve this type of heritage to bartending society.
When was this book published?
– September 2017
Who is the author?
– Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, Tiki expert, one of the world’s leading rum experts and mixologists. He has also written the books:
- Grog Log
- Taboo Table
- Remixed: A Gallery of Tiki Drinks
- Potions of the Carribean
So, what’s so special about this book?
– If you are the type of reader that just want to read some recipes and prepare some drinks at the bar, don’t buy this book. Jeff Berry has done a huge research, in order to prove, that properly made Tiki drinks were craft cocktails and not processed syrupy concoctions. His safari began more than 20 years ago and in this book’s expanded edition, Jeff Berry is “connecting the dots”. Cuba Kula, Bolo, Hot Tiger’s Milk, White Cloud and Martinique Swizzle were just some of my favorite cocktail (stories) of the book. Furthermore, 16 recipes described in this new version of Sippin’ Safari, were lost recipes that have never before been published anywhere in any form. In addition, there are 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. Of course, the book -as expected- is illustrated with vintage graphics and rare historical photos.