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The Home Bar Guide to Tropical Cocktails
The Home Bar Guide to Tropical Cocktails

The Home Bar Guide to Tropical Cocktails

A Spirited Journey Through Suburbia’s Hidden Tiki Temples

By Tom Morgan, By Kelly Reilly, Foreword by Sven Kirsten, Illustrated by Tiki Tony


272 Pages, 7.5 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $49.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9780993337444

Rights: US & CA

Korero Press (Apr 2019)

Price: $37.95


A user-friendly home guide with fresh and easily sourced ingredients, paired with a look at the Tiki scene

Come and explore suburbia's hidden tiki temples with Kelly and Tom. Sample over 150 of their original tropical cocktails! These drinks chronicle their time spent bartending at home tiki bars during the rise of the craft cocktail revolution, among them Kirby's Rumpus Room, which hosted weekly parties for many years.  Included are riffs on tropical classics and original concoctions crowd-tested at home bars across the U.S. You'll also find recipes for home-made syrups, including ancho chilli, lemongrass, sesame, hibiscus, and more. Sven Kirsten—the authority behind The Book of Tiki—provides the Foreword. The book features full-page cocktail photos and glamour shots of some of the coolest home tiki bars around. Additionally, you'll find lavish illustrations by Tiki Tony, chapter heading illustrations by Jake Geiger—a tiki aficionado and game designer for such hits as Guitar Hero and Call of Duty—and select featured art by Doug Horne, who is a true lowbrow Leonardo familiar to the tiki scene. This guide is proof that you don't have to go very far to sample the best tropical drinks in town. Belly up to your basement Bali Hai or backyard Bora-Bora and mix yourself a tropical vacation!

Author Biography

Tom Morgan teaches film, screenwriting and public speaking. He lives in the West Hills of Southern California's San Fernando Valley. Kelly Reilly is a mixologist and bartender. At the famous Tonga Hut in North Hollywood, she was instrumental in revamping their cocktail menu and helping to organize their Loyal Order of the Drooling Bastard program. She lives in Los Angeles.