In case you already didn´t know..Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is soon having his new book BeachBum Berry Remixed released!
Remember Grog Log and Intoxica? well now these two ground-breaking books on forgotten tiki drinks are revised and updated with expanded drink history and lore, incorporating newly discovered information about the origins of the Mai Tai, Zombie, Suffering bastard, and other legendary Tiki mysteries.
And that`s not all my friends, he is also giving us 22 new original Tiki drink recipes made by himself plus 40 newly discovered, previously unpublished vintage Tiki drink recipes from the 1930s-1960s. Well if that ain´t a real treasure chest for us to dig into then i don´t know the meaning of that word.
Beachbum Berry Remixed, is a completely revised and updated anthology of the Grog Log and Intoxica!
And there is more – what about: 38 of the best new recipes from today’s Tiki revival, gathered especially for Remixed from the world’s top mixologists and cocktail writers? – now i`m thirsty..and there´s also gonna be full-color vintage Tiki illustrations and original drink photography as well as a thoroughly updated drink ingredient glossary with new product recommendations. Can it get better?
So there you have it! all we now need to do is just wait for this wonderful book to be available for purchase which is going to happen in November 2009 from Club Tiki Press,an imprint of SLG Publishing and you can also pre-order from Amazon.com.
And here`s what the Bum has to say:
It’s coming out in late November. It’s a compendium of the Grog Log and Intoxica!,completely revised, updated, and expanded, with 107 new recipes — some are new contemporary exotic drinks from around the world, while others are newly discovered vintage exotic recipes.
The title is Beachbum Berry Remixed. It will be in full color, with lots of new and vintage drink photos. It’s been 10 years since the Log, and so much has happened since then — including the cocktail renaissance and the cocktail blogosphere — that the books were sorely in need of a makeover!
Much of this new info has to do with the tangled history of the Mai Tai. In the same way that Sippin’ Safari devoted a whole chapter to the Zombie, Remixed spends 5 pages sorting out the various claims of authorship by Trader Vic, Don The Beachcomber, and Harry Owens.
Isn´t this great news folks? i know most of you tikifolks as well as myself have known this for a while but hey, this is such a great book that i happily blow the horn;-)
And let`s face it – The Bums books are priceless – and to the Bum i just wanna say – mahalo..