Cuban Cocktails (Paperback)
Jared Brown, 9781907434105, 272pp.
Publication Date: May 9, 2012
Cuban Cocktails sheds new light on Cuba's Golden Age of Cocktails (1890s through 1930s) and its global impact on drinks and the bartending profession. Rather than simply presenting recipes, this sequel to their 2009 book Cuba: Legend of Rum, delves deep into the history of cocktail culture in Havana, into the lives of the bartenders, saloon owners, and their customers as well. Containing over 160 recipes, authors Miller and Brown spent 8 years gathering their information through personal interviews as well as the public archives and news sources in 5 countries to disclose surprising new details about the origins of classics such as Mojito, Daiquiri, Cuba Libre, Presidente, and Pina Colada. Required reading for anyone who wants to understand the passion and complexity of this living tradition of Cuban cultural, Cuban Cocktails opens a whole new world of understanding into this artistic profession and its creations.