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Tiki Time! Exotic Cocktails and the Cult of the Tiki Bar

Evening Program with Book Signing and Tastings

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1L0166
(Ten Speed Press)

Discover the inventive and imaginative story of Polynesian Pop! The fantastical history of the tiki bar was shaped by (and inspired) a movement that included art, music, architecture, and more in mid-century America.

Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, lead a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki, mid-century America’s favorite fantasy tropical escape.  Find your new favorite cocktail, get help stocking your bar with great rums, and spark inspiration for your next tiki party, all while sipping samples of original recipes from Smuggler’s Cove. Learn about the building blocks of exotic cocktails and see why our primal yearning for paradise continues to resonate with a new generation of the tiki faithful.

The Cates are authors of Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki (Ten Speed Press). The book, winner of a 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Award, is available for purchase and signing.


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