by Martin Cate
Editor: TEN SPEED PRESS
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Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler Cove (the most famous tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the tradition and legend of tiki: its birth, as a fantasy escape from the American Depression era; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and reinvented; Hollywood starlets and scandalsFeaturing over 100 delicious recipes (original and historical), in addition to a revolutionary new approach to understanding rum, a Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of contemporary tiki renaissanceIf you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, advice on how to fool your cave tiki house, help fill your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Contrebandier s Cove has everything you need to turn your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasiaMake yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica recording on the hi-fi system, and get ready to dive into the fantastic world of tiki, one of the most beautiful–and often misunderstood–movements of cultural history in America.
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