Category Archives: Books


Beachbum Berry’s Taboo Table is no longer taboo.  Our 2004 Polynesian Pop restaurant cookbook is now officially back in print, so that you no longer have to pay extortionate eBay prices to get your hands on the book’s 45 vintage Tiki food recipes. In the comfort of your own hut, you may now re-create such […]

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There are stiff drinks, and drinks that make you stiff.  In other words, drink porn:  glossy pictorials of lithe, luscious, come-hither cocktails with perfectly coiffed garnishes, seductively posed in revealing yet elegant drinkware, naked to the world but for a sheer peignoir of Baccarat crystal. Is it pervy to pine for a fantasy frappé?  Drinkist […]

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The blogosphere is atwitter over our new book, Beachbum Berry Remixed.  (We can’t tell you if Twitter is atwitter, because beachbums do not tweet.) Over at Dr. Bamboo, Craig Mrusek writes:   “Remixed combines the info from Grog Log and Intoxica! and wraps it all up with a boatload of full-color photos and illustrations. You get […]

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The Beachbum has been getting some publicity of late.  This is not necessarily a good thing.  As a lifelong deadbeat, the Bum owes a lot of people money.  And if he doesn’t owe them money, he owes them drinks.  The higher his profile, the likelier all these people will be reminded to collect. So please […]

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In the 19th and early 20th centuries, soda fountains were not only as ubiquitous as saloons, they were as dangerous.  Soda jerks served sweet treats variously containing cocaine, lithium, morphine, opium, chloroform, and ether; no wonder bars found themselves competing with soda fountains for customers, who became even more powerfully addicted to soft drinks than […]

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