Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them



[PDF / Epub] ✅ Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them Author Jeff Beachbum Berry – E17streets4all.co.uk From the back cover POTIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN strains five centuries of West Indian history through a cocktail shaker, serving up vintage Caribbean drink recipes of them lost recipes that have never From the back cover POTIONS OF the Caribbean: eBook ☆ THE CARIBBEAN strains five centuries of West Indian history through a cocktail shaker, serving upvintage Caribbean drink recipesof them lost recipes that have never before been published anywhere in any form, and anotherthat have never been published in book form Even delicious are the stories Potions of Epub / of the people who created, or served, or simply drank these drinks As a hybrid of street smart gumshoe, anthropologist and mixologist The Los Angeles Times , Jeff Beachbum Berry is uniquely qualified to tell this epic story with recipes, lavishly illustrated with vintage graphics and rare historical photosA sampling of reviews of the Caribbean: ePUB ✓ With his new encyclopedic and entertaining Beachbum Berry s Potions of the Caribbean, the tiki expert Jeff Berry distillsyears of tropical drink history intoplus pages He takes you from the days of pirates, explorers and sugar plantations to the adventures of those twin purveyors of Polynesian fantasy, Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic, not to mention the forgotten career of the master tiki barman Joe Scialom, who seems to have worked in every swank postwar bar in New York Robert Simonson, THE NEW YORK TIMES Berry, one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution, has heretofore confined himself to covering the strange subculture of mid oth century tippling known as tiki Tiki drinks are a mutation of the rum drinks of the Caribbean, and with this book Berry turns his gifts for research and snappy, incisive prose to the source, chroniclingyears worth of colorful personalities, potent drinks, and bad behavior David Wondrich, ESQUIRE MAGAZINE You ll pick this up for the recipes, but find yourself captivated by the arcana, such as JFK s preference for daiquiris made with the addition of canned limeade, and the influence of the Panama Canal Zone on tippling trends Wayne Curtis, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Tiki historian Jeff Berry s magnum opus Jim Meehan, NEW YORK MAGAZINE.Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them

One of Imbibe magazine s the Caribbean: eBook ☆ Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century and one of The Daily Meal s Coolest People in Food Drink, Jeff Beachbum Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, which Los Angeles magazine dubbed the keys to the Potions of Epub / tropical kingdom Esquire calls him one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution and Food Wine one of the world s leading rum experts, while Las Vegas magazine cites him as one of the world s leading mixologists Jeff s been profiled in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, of the Caribbean: ePUB ✓ Wine Enthusiast magazine, the New Orleans Times Picayune and the Florida Sun Sentinel he s also been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Every Day with Rachael Ray, as well as on PBS Television, the Travel Channel, National Public Radio, and Martha Stewart Living Radio A hybrid of street smart gumshoe, anthropologist and mixologist The Los Angeles Times and the Indiana Jones of Tiki drinks The New York Times , Jeff has co created Total Tiki for iPad and iPhone, a drink recipe app which Macworld magazine calls beautifully rendered and, thanks to Berry s tireless reporting, impeccably sourced He s also co created a line of Tiki barware with Cocktail Kingdom, which Imbibe hails as especially notable because it revives old styles of essential glassware that were previously almost impossible to find Jeff s original cocktail recipes have been printed in publications around the world, from Bon Appetit and Fine Cooking magazines to such books as World s Best Cocktails and the venerable Mr Boston Official Bartenders Guide And now his drinks are being served at his restaurant in New Orleans, Beachbum Berry s Latitude , which the New Orleans Advocate calls a treasure chest of the tastes and attitude that first made Tiki so popular, curated by someone uniquely qualified for the task in its first year, Latitude made the best lists of Playboy, Esquire, and New Orleans magazinesJeff has written for Saveur and Caribbean Travel Life magazines, and has conducted tropical drink seminars and tastings across the US Europe, and Latin America.

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    Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and Vic, not to mention the forgotten career of the master tiki barman Joe Scialom, who seems to have worked in every swank postwar bar in New York Robert Simonson, THE NEW YORK TIMES Berry, one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution, has heretofore confined himself to covering the strange subculture of mid oth century tippling known as tiki Tiki drinks are a mutation of the rum drinks of the Caribbean, and with this book Berry turns his gifts for research and snappy, incisive prose to the source, chroniclingyears worth of colorful personalities, potent drinks, and bad behavior David Wondrich, ESQUIRE MAGAZINE You ll pick this up for the recipes, but find yourself captivated by the arcana, such as JFK s preference for daiquiris made with the addition of canned limeade, and the influence of the Panama Canal Zone on tippling trends Wayne Curtis, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Tiki historian Jeff Berry s magnum opus Jim Meehan, NEW YORK MAGAZINE."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 317 pages
  • Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them
  • Jeff Beachbum Berry
  • English
  • 21 October 2019

10 thoughts on “Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them

  1. says:

    The ultimate guide to tikis history as well a European exploration and conquest of land grabbing during the era of imperialism, slavery, and pirating along with old Indian and colonial libations Jeff Berry covers the creation of the much debated Mai Tai Trader Vic vs Don the Beachcomber as well as a nod to the long forgotten Joe Scialom a giant whom spoke 9 languages and masterfully designed cocktail blue prints while believing 3 4 of the cocktail was customers perception of the creation The ultimate guide to tikis history as well a European exploration and conquest of land grabbing during the era of imperialism, slavery, and pirating along with old Indian and colonial libations Jeff Berry covers the creation of the much debated Mai Tai Trader Vic vs Don the Beachcomber as well as a nod to the long forgotten Joe Scialom a giant whom spoke 9 languages and masterfully designed cocktail blue prints while believing 3 4 of the cocktail was customers perception of the creation and garnish The most fascinating aspect of the book to me was prohibition era Havana and the Americanized country of Cuba where gambling and vice were led by Batista a Chicago mobster It was only at this point where the daiquiri could be perfected by a Galician Constante Ribalaigua whom is credited for inspiring many bartenders around the world as well as writers and movie stars Read this book if interested in all things Caribbean 1500 1970s

  2. says:

    Jeff Beachbum Berry has done for tropical drinks what Mad Men has done for the 1960s infused a wonderful story with a historical backdrop that makes the tale and history evencompelling Only, the Bum s characters are real From Christopher Columbus to Ernest Hemingway and Jimmy Buffet, Potions of the Caribbean pays tribute to the cocktails and the creators who made them famous This is a must read for any fan of Tiki drinks with a thirst for historical knowledge Bravo, Mr Berry

  3. says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful book I will go back to again and again I d say 90% of my reading is via e readers but I got this hardback book via import and it is simply delightful.It is a joy to hold and a joy to flick through The art direction in the book is excellent as well as photographs, there are kitsch menus, tourist leaflets, maps and so muchThe spirit of the Caribbean cocktail history at any point of time is vividly illustrated and captures so much of the culture.Ostensibly This is an absolutely beautiful book I will go back to again and again I d say 90% of my reading is via e readers but I got this hardback book via import and it is simply delightful.It is a joy to hold and a joy to flick through The art direction in the book is excellent as well as photographs, there are kitsch menus, tourist leaflets, maps and so muchThe spirit of the Caribbean cocktail history at any point of time is vividly illustrated and captures so much of the culture.Ostensibly I bought this as another cocktail book as I m really fond of other books by the Beachbum However, the book is so muchthan a cocktail book Yes, the history of the Caribbean is presented through it s drinks history and on that level the book works well It s also a history book as Berry goes back to the indigenous inhabitants of the islands when covering the work.I loved the chapters on early invaders, the slave trade and the era of piracy Informative, engaging and interesting Berry is a very good writer as he captures the personalities of everyone from drunken film stars to buccaneering pirates The chapters on pre Revolutionary Cuba and the Tiki explosion are fantastic I d always known that Tiki was effectively an American creation but I had never appreciated that Tiki drinks were basically Caribbean based and Tiki fied for American drinkers and diners The stories of influential celebrities and famous drinkers are covered well What I really like about Berry s writing is that he is very opinionated he does not gloss over the cruelty of slavery and racism, the land grabs and industrialisation of the capitalists Equally he is equally as critical of ruthless dictators Basically a book like this could be politically neutral if such a think exists but I think Berry chooses to describe the history and political periods with his own voice, warts and all One thing that comes through in all his books is that he is a decent guy and someone I would love to have a drink with The less interesting chapters for me where the later ones where jet flight enabled wealthy Americans and then Europeans to descend on the Caribbean and wave after wave of hotels sprung up You do sense it would be hard to get an actual decent drink in some of them However, in this sense it is part travel guide and captures the early burgeoning tourist industry in the Caribbean.So what of the drinks I have to be honest I have not tried any of the recipes I m currently not drinking but I can say that from previous recipes in books they will be spot on, and even if they are not what he tries to do is be authentic even if the results are not the best I just loved his opinions on pina coladas and their variations Yep, I m not a fan of them either I love his diligence in identifying the correct ingredients, even if they are lost and his attempts to recreate them using alternatives.So mix a mai tai still my favourite cocktail even though the recipe I use isn t the original one and raise a glass Not just to Berry and the wonderful people who put the book together but the drinkers, bartenders and ordinary people who created this history.Highly recommended

  4. says:

    There really is no better source for this type of reading Jeff Berry is a historian, a bartender and a practiced purveyor of a special flavor of humor which seamlessly ties the two together.The real power and thrill of cocktails is how they are inescapably tired to the times, places, and people who create them Without that context and culture they re just an overcomplicated way of taxing the liver But steeped in 50 500 years of deep historical relevance they gain a flavor far beyond the ingre There really is no better source for this type of reading Jeff Berry is a historian, a bartender and a practiced purveyor of a special flavor of humor which seamlessly ties the two together.The real power and thrill of cocktails is how they are inescapably tired to the times, places, and people who create them Without that context and culture they re just an overcomplicated way of taxing the liver But steeped in 50 500 years of deep historical relevance they gain a flavor far beyond the ingredients in the glass.This book delivers you all of that andBuy it for the fantastic recipes, but take some time to read it cover to cover as well It s worth it

  5. says:

    An amazing history of cocktail culture in, from, and inspired by Carribean and South American traditions More than a recipe book, Berry gives the reader an overview of politics, colonization, invasion, slavery, revolt, development and tourism, and how they developed and influenced our modern trends in hospitality and drinks.

  6. says:

    A great history book So much wonderful information about these great drinks, where they came from and the geniuses who concocted them.

  7. says:

    Great read as usual, because the author makes the cocktails seem like archaeology Can t wait for our next tiki party.

  8. says:

    I received this book as a gift and originally planned to use it primarily for the recipes This would have been a mistake While Berry claims to be writing a book about cocktails, he has inadvertently written a fascinating and well researched history of the tropics spanning from early discovery through colonialism and the slave trade and up to today Given the importance of alcohol, he tells about how we influenced the region and how the region s culture permeated our own I find all of this con I received this book as a gift and originally planned to use it primarily for the recipes This would have been a mistake While Berry claims to be writing a book about cocktails, he has inadvertently written a fascinating and well researched history of the tropics spanning from early discovery through colonialism and the slave trade and up to today Given the importance of alcohol, he tells about how we influenced the region and how the region s culture permeated our own I find all of this context makes all tropical drinksenjoyable as they now tell a story and is invaluable in thinking of new drinks to make Overall, a creative approach to telling the story of drinks through the story of a geography and culture

  9. says:

    Fascinating history of the drinks of the Caribbean and the people who made them I made a few of them and DAMN were they tasty, and deceptively easy to drink Do yourself and your bar a favor, and read this book Great pictures will enthrall you and easy instructions will have you slingin dranks like it is your job.

  10. says:

    Sweet book Lots of history

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