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The IACP 2020 winner in the Beer, Wine, & Spirits category, Shannon Mustipher's book on exotic cocktails offers a refreshingly modern take on tiki. With original recipes, techniques, tasting notes and recommendations, and tips on style and music, Tiki is an inspirational resource for cocktail lovers ready to explore fine Caribbean rums.
Tiki is the endless summer, an instant vacation, a sweet and colorful ticket to paradise with no baggage fees. Romanticized since midcentury but too long overlooked as the province of suburban lodges and family resorts, the tiki cocktail is stepping into its moment with sophisticated spirits lovers, skilled mixologists, and intrepid foodies. In Tiki, Brooklyn-based rum expert Shannon Mustipher brings focus on refreshing flavors, fine spirits, and high-impact easy-to-execute presentation.
Dozens of easy-to-follow recipes present new versions of classic tiki drinks along with original cocktails using quality rums, infused and fat-washed spirits, liqueurs, fresh fruit juices, and homemade syrups. Tastemakers in the contemporary tiki boom, including Nathan Hazard, Brother Cleve, Laura Bishop, and Ean Bancroft, contribute their recipes. As a true aficionado, Mustipher breaks down Caribbean rums and spirits with practical tasting notes. Fans of classic tiki bibles such as Smuggler's Cove and Potions of the Caribbean can embrace Tiki's modern style and spirit
while new tiki fans learn from Mustipher's expertise, accessible recipes, and clear instruction.
About the Author
Shannon Mustipher is a spirits educator, cocktail consultant, and expert on the topic of rum and cane spirits. She has poured cocktails in settings ranging from neighborhood pubs to Michelin-starred restaurants, and is a founding member of the Cane Club Collective, which fosters knowledge and appreciation for rum through educational seminars for the consumer and trade. Her writing and recipes have been featured in a number of publications, including Punch, Esquire, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, and Liquor.com.
"TIKI: Modern Tropical Cocktails is a beautiful, important book: Beautiful because Mustipher's clear-eyed approach to this transporting style of drinks and Noah Fecks's lush accompanying images both burst forth from the page. Important because Mustipher is an assured, nimble guide changing the world. She shows with grace and confidence that a black woman can—and should—be front and center in the cocktail kingdom. Seeing photographs of Mustipher making and serving her own drinks is more refreshing and revolutionary than the invention of the Mai Tai."
—Scott Hocker, editor-in-chief of Liquor.com
"There is no one I trust more than Shannon Mustipher when it comes to all things rum. Chill your shaker and line up your jiggers: TIKI is here!"
—Julia Turshen, author of Now & Again and founder of Equity at the Table
"A true pleasure to read about the nuances of the ingredients, method, and lore. Shannon honors the history of Tiki cocktails and her recommendations of specific rums and spirits for each will help every home mixologist create great cocktails."
—Eve Bergeron, Trader Vic's
"TIKI brings tropical cocktails straight into the twenty-first century, where the techniques and ingredients of the modern bar create a new approach to an iconic style. Home bartenders will find a wide assortment of fabulous new libations to try alongside twists on the classics that will be appreciated by newbies as well as seasoned pros. The drinks are beautifully photographed, which should entice you to up both your garnich and ceramic mug game. I've been a Tiki enthusiast since the early seventies, and I'm delighted by Shannon's cocktail imagination and expertise."
—Brother Cleve, musician, producer, DJ, and bartender
"If TIKI doesn't make you thirsty, I don't know what will. There's so much in here: a love letter to a glorious and widely misunderstood cocktail tradition, deep insights into the mechanics of making a drink sing, and as a subtle thread, a primer on how to develop a palate. Of course this book is brimming with bold and exciting recipes and ideas—I'd say it's an essential volume for cocktail mavens and novices alike."
—Lukas Volger, author and editorial director of Jarry
"Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails by Shannon Mustipher is guaranteed to whip your Tiki game into tip-top shape. Shannon is a Brooklyn-based rum expert and here she delivers 90 recipes for tantalizing cocktails." —EAT YOUR BOOKS
"Shannon Mustipher's exotic cocktails offer a refreshingly modern take on tiki. With original recipes, techniques, tasting notes and recommendations, and tips on style and music, Tiki is an inspirational resource for cocktail lovers ready to explore fine Caribbean rums." —ALCADEMICS
"Brooklyn-based rum expert and mixologist Shannon Mustipher made history when she debuted her book TIKI: Modern Tropical Cocktails ($30,Rizzoli) in March." —HOUR DETROIT
"Tipsy with more than 90 recipes for Tiki-inspired cocktails, this refreshingly original take on the mid-century classic will keep you in high spirits--from rum and vodka to gin and whisey-all season long. Cheers!" —JOHN WAYNE JOURNAL
"Tiki displays Mustipher's encyclopedic knowledge of rum, as well as deep and abiding love of tiki drinks; it's a great choice for rum geeks--anyone with the desire, time, and disposable income to explore the wide world of rum and cane spirits." —SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN