This edition of The Grog Log is NOT SPIRAL BOUND. Tiki bar mixology is a lost art-but the Grog Log rescues it. A twenty-page introduction traces the history of Polynesian Pop, then teaches you everything you need to know about how to make the Grog Log’s eighty tropical drink recipies. Many of these recipies have never before been published anywhere-including vintage “lost” recipies by Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic, and long-gone Polynesian restaurants from the island of Manhattan to the islands of Hawaii. Profusely illustrated with vintage tiki menu graphics from the ’50 and ’60s, with cover art by famed Exotica artist Bosko. Review SIPS – Trader Vic Drank Here By WILLIAM GRIMES As John Glenn was orbiting the earth for the first time, his fellow Americans were deep into the long-lived craze known as tiki. This gaudy life-style package – a blend of Polynesian kitsch, fake island food and lethal rum drinks – began in the late 1930’s and early 40’s with Los Angeles restaurants like Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s, and gradually spread to the suburban patio before fizzling out in the early 1970’s. It’s back, of course. Jeff Berry and Annene Kaye, serious students of tiki, have compiled a serious tiki cocktail book, “Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log.” In 96 spiral-bound pages adorned with tiki illustrations, the authors have ranged far and wide to gather classic Polynesian fakes, like the Fog Cutter from Trader Vic’s, the Missionary’s Downfall from Don the Beachcomber and the Sidewinder’s Fang from the Lanai Restaurant in San Mateo, Calif. They have even managed to unearth Manhattan tiki cocktails, like the Hawaiian Room, served at the old Hotel Lexington in the 1940’s, and the Headhunter, served at the Hawaii Kai in the 1960’s. The authors have also come up with their own tiki-inspired originals, like Hell in the Pacific (151-proof Demerara rum, lime juice, maraschino liqueur and grenadine), and the Waikikian (light Puerto Rican Rum, dark J.
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