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How many editions of Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide?
mbanu
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Posted: 2006-06-29 06:29 am   Permalink

I know that the 70s revised edition is a very different book than the 40s 1st edition, but what about the printings in-between? Were there any differences, or were they strict reprints of the 1st edition?

 
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captnkirk
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Posted: 2006-06-29 06:37 am   Permalink

To my knowledge, there are only two editions.

I don't know about reprints.


 
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-06-29 10:17 am   Permalink

I have at least two different versions of the revised edition, and one of the original, also two versions of Trader Vic's book of food and drink. I can post pictures of anyone would like to see them.

 
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BrickHorn
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Posted: 2008-04-07 09:26 am   Permalink

I recently picked up a copy of the 1972 Revised Edition. It's a good book, but one pitfall is that the Trader relied on commercially-available drink mixes for many of the recipes. For example, the Tiki Puka-Puka calls for 3 oz. Trader Vic's Navy Grog mix. The components of Navy Grog Mix are a complete mystery, but one thing seems pretty uncontroversial: the Trader Vic's publicly-available mix is crap.

To those who own the 1948 version: are the recipes more complete? Specifically, are there recipes for the Navy Grog and Tiki Puka-Puka that enumerate the ingredients instead of just relying on the pre-packaged drink mix?


 
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54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2008-04-07 3:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-07 09:26, BrickHorn wrote:
Specifically, are there recipes for the Navy Grog and Tiki Puka-Puka that enumerate the ingredients instead of just relying on the pre-packaged drink mix?



1948 Ed.
Navy Grog - not in index, nor is 'Grog'
Puka Puka - not in index

Love the dedication...
"...to those sweet ladies, gay Lotharios, and lunkhead bartenders whose fancy concoctions of spirits fermenti have made this volume possible"


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BrickHorn
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Posted: 2008-04-07 9:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-07 15:52, 54 house of bamboo wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-04-07 09:26, BrickHorn wrote:
Specifically, are there recipes for the Navy Grog and Tiki Puka-Puka that enumerate the ingredients instead of just relying on the pre-packaged drink mix?



1948 Ed.
Navy Grog - not in index, nor is 'Grog'
Puka Puka - not in index



Dang. Oh well.


 
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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2008-04-11 10:30 am   Permalink

The 1947 book is more of an old style cocktail book. You won't find all the signature TV drinks that are in the 1972 book. There are recipes for a few "tiki" drinks, and they are quite different than in the later book. I think this may be because of changing tastes, over the years. For instance, 'The Colonel's Big Opu' used a full split of champagne (6 oz.) in 1947, 2 oz. in 1972.
From a tiki standpoint, I consider the 1972 edition a "must have", but if you can't get a copy of the 1947, don't fret. Not missing much, technically. More of interest for historical "pre-tiki" cocktails.

Honi Honi Cocktail (1947)
1 oz. Puerto Rican rum
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. apricot brandy

Honi Honi (1972)
1-1/2 oz. TV Mai Tai Mix
1-1/2 oz. blended whiskey

Zombie (1947)
1 oz. Jamaica rum
2 oz. Puerto Rican rum
1/2 oz. 151-proof Demerara rum
1 oz. orange curacao
1 oz. orange juice
1 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. grenadine
1 dash Pernod or Herbsaint

Zombie (1972)
Juice of 1/2 lime
1-1/2 oz. orange juice
1 oz. lemon juice
1/4 oz. grenadine
1 oz. curacao
1 oz. light Puerto Rican
1 oz. dark Jamaican

[ This Message was edited by: Limbo Lizard 2008-04-14 06:31 ]


 
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