60 recipes inspired by the history of tiki as well as the modern revival that's putting a fresh spin on tropical tiki drinks--all simplified for the home bartender from cocktail authority PUNCH.
Tiki is the dream of escape, a tropical vacation complete with warm ocean water, island music, and beachside dinners. Kicking back with a tiki cocktail may be the epitome of easy living, but ironically, tiki drinks are among the hardest to make, often requiring eight or more ingredients. Now Easy Tiki is here to solve that problem!
Easy Tiki examines the modern tiki revival offering sixty transporting recipes that re-jigger the classics with minimal ingredients while still maintaining the delicious balance, spices, and stunning garnishes that define tiki cocktails. Drinks include classics such as the Beachcomber's Gold and Fog Cutter and modern cocktails such as Elusive Dreams and Paradise Lost. Easy Tiki also includes an overview of the origins of the tiki genre, from Don the Beachcomber and the mid-century tiki craze to Trader Vic's and beyond.
With Easy Tiki it's easier than ever before to sit back with a Mai Tai or Pearl Diver and enjoy the island life--wherever you are.
Chloe Frechette is the senior editor at PUNCH and regularly contributes articles on tiki and cocktail culture. She has a master's degree in history of design from the Royal College of Art, where she earned distinction for her research on the material culture of cocktail consumption.
Spiros Halaris is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning illustrator. His signature aesthetic is distinguished by its eye-catching colors, sophistication, and playfulness, and has the ability to capture the spirit of every subject and give it a new dazzling, elegant form. For the past ten years he has been creating illustrative and typographic solutions for an international and diverse clientele including Lancôme, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, Harrods, Vogue, the New York Times, and Architectural Digest.
PUNCH is a James Beard Award–winning media brand dedicated to drinks and drinking culture.