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Smuggler's Cove: The Book
swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 14 days ago; 7:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-06-11 11:58, bigbrotiki wrote:

............that is bound to convert a new generation to the cult of Tiki.




Ones that are so excited to add Star Wars mugs to their collections.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 13 days ago; 2:48 pm   Permalink

Two Tiki thumbs up

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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 12 days ago; 12:46 am   Permalink

I received my copy of this book on Friday in Wellington NZ and am probably the first person in the Southern Hemisphere to get a copy (I pre-ordered months ago...).

Smuggler's Cove is one of the most insightful cocktail books I have ever owned, as well as providing a wonderful overview to the whole phenomenon of Polynesian-style bars and restaurants from the 1930s onwards. Over the weekend, I was waving this book in the face of various bartenders in Wellington saying things like "this is THE BIBLE!" and "You NEED this book!". Martin Cate's recommendation that we all relabel our rum bottles from 1 to 8 based on the distilling processes used is both radical and makes sense. He has also provided the first succinct, logical, and understandable analysis of the various types of rums used in exotic cocktails that I have ever seen, and his outline of how the range of ingredients used in tropical cocktails developed from Don The Beachcomber onwards is priceless. His cocktail choices include various usual suspects, but the depth of his analysis of the history of drinks like the Mai Tai is very insightful, and his showcasing of things like North American 18th-century rum cocktails will switch on a few lightbulbs among craft cocktail people who previously thought that the US was traditionally the land of whisky and beer. I will be going back to this book again and again, not only as a list of recipes, but for ideas and insights regarding how to make old and new concoctions.

All this and a very attractive layout, colourful photos and a sturdy, hard-bound embossed cover. 10 out of 10!
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the_devils_tool
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From: North Texas
Posted: 12 days ago; 5:32 pm   Permalink

It's really a fantastic book, I finished it last night, lots of good insight into a lot of different things.

I'm looking forward to trying some of the Smuggler's Cove syrups along with some of the knowledge I've gleaned here.


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kkocka
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Posted: 12 days ago; 7:19 pm   Permalink

Anybody else get hard about the Smuggler's Barrel recipe until you saw TOP SECRET? I guess I should've known better than Martiki sharing a prized possession!
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scottxwl
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From: Byfield, MA
Posted: 12 days ago; 11:23 pm   Permalink

Most definitely. It was the first thing I flipped to when I got the book.

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On 2016-06-13 19:19, kkocka wrote:
Anybody else get hard about the Smuggler's Barrel recipe until you saw TOP SECRET? I guess I should've known better than Martiki sharing a prized possession!




 
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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 12 days ago; 11:45 pm   Permalink

Ha I thought that was funny!

I just got my copy. Very well written and insightful and I have barely had time to scratch the surface. Amazing.


 
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kkocka
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Posted: 11 days ago; 11:26 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-06-11 19:28, swizzle wrote:
Ones that are so excited to add Star Wars mugs to their collections.



Dunno how I missed this, but thanks for the laugh
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
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From: Austin
Posted: 11 days ago; 10:34 pm   Permalink

Finished the book today. Incredible amount of passion, knowledge and insight within those pages. Everything you can possibly imagine was covered. Boggles my mind this tome was a measly 17 bucks shipped from Amazon. I just bought another one to give my buddy for his bday next month.

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 11 days ago; 11:59 pm   Permalink

Coverage of the Florida tour from The Atomic Grog:

Book premiere and signing at The Mai-Kai on June 8 ...



(I picked up one of the 500 copies of the Kuhiko mug made exclusively for the book tour with the new "Ports O' Call" glaze)



On June 9, Martin and Rebecca participated in the Tiki Tower Takeover at Pier 66 (along with Jeff "Beachbum” Berry, Paul McGee, Brian Miller, and St. John Frizell) ...





On June 10, we ran into Martin, Rebecca and their assistant Peggy at Swanky's symposium on The Mai-Kai ...



On June 11, Martin participated in the historic Raiders of the Lost Tiki Culture symposium (with Beachbum Berry, Otto von Stroheim, Sven Kirsten, Humuhumu, Shag, Crazy Al Evans, and Christie "Tiki Kiliki" White) ...



It was then on to the Tiki Treasures Bazaar for more signings ...



We picked up several packs of the new trading cards (mahalo Peggy!), which can be traded on a special Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Covecards/

Not content to rest, just hours after The Hukilau wrapped up on June 12, Martin and Rebecca were spotted at Miami Beach's Sweet Liberty for another signing ...



From there, they were headed for New Jersey (Tiki by the Sea), then back home to San Francisco (June 21), followed by Denver (June 23), Portland (for Tiki Kon), New Orleans (Tales of the Cocktail), Hawaii, San Diego, New York City, Chicago and more. Get updates on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smugglerscovesf/

On Tuesday, more good news arrived with the announcement of the nominees for the 10th annual Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail:
https://talesofthecocktail.com/news/tales-cocktail-announces-top-ten-10th-annual-spirited-awards

Smuggler's Cove received three nominations (Best American Cocktail Bar, American Bartender of the Year: Marcovaldo Dionysos, World’s Best Spirits Selection), and Martin also earned two nominations for Whitechapel (Best New American Cocktail Bar, World’s Best Spirits Selection).

Congrats Martin and his entire staff!


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lll888
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Posted: 10 days ago; 12:47 pm   Permalink

Hands down the best general purpose Tiki book I've purchased.


 
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JenTiki
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 4 days ago; 10:55 am   Permalink

From the Amazon listing as of today:



Well done!!


 
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TIKIWAGON
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Joined: Sep 09, 2002
Posts: 337
From: England
Posted: 2 days ago; 10:21 pm   Permalink

mine arrived a few days ago(amazon UK weren't getting stock till august, Useless as usual)A great read not only on cocktails but Tiki history too, Well Done Martin and Rebecca

 
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JenTiki
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: Yesterday; 07:30 am   Permalink

Is this starting to happen to anybody else's book?



 
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