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New Tiki Cocktail Book Makes a Great Gift for Dad or Anyone

May 27, 2016 – Finding something new, different and affordable can be a challenge but we have the solution for under $20.

Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler’s Cove bar in San Francisco, has written an engaging history of rum, rum drinks, the Tiki culture, its revival, and recipes – more than 100 of them.  Published by Ten Speed Press, “Smuggler’s Cove.  Exotic Cocktails, Rum and the Cult of Tiki” will be released June 7 but can be pre-ordered on Amazon now.  Loaded with photos and illustrations, the hard cover is a mere $17.44.  If Dad was hanging out in Tiki bars a few decades ago, or wishes he could hang out there now, he’ll love it.  And who doesn’t want to impress friends with a perfect Zombie?

Smuggler’s Cove was named one of the Top 50 Greatest Bars on Earth by the London Sunday Times and Martin Cate is a world authority on rum cocktails.  We caught up with him in San Francisco recently and our interview about his fascinating career and the amazing secrets of Tiki recipes written in code is featured on our Spirits Page.