Hawaii's Tropical Rum Drinks and Cuisine by Don the Beachcomber

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Inventor of more than ninety exotic rum concoctions - including the world-famous Mai Tai - Don Beach, a.k.a. Don the Beachcomber, made an indelible mark in the world of entertaining. From Hawaii to Hollywood to Hong Kong Harbor, Don the Beachcomber's Polynesian-themed restaurants, bars, and lü'au were all the rage during the 1930's, 40s and 50s - attracting Hollywood stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. While dining on tropical Asian cuisine and sipping on exotic rum punches ...
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Inventor of more than ninety exotic rum concoctions - including the world-famous Mai Tai - Don Beach, a.k.a. Don the Beachcomber, made an indelible mark in the world of entertaining. From Hawaii to Hollywood to Hong Kong Harbor, Don the Beachcomber's Polynesian-themed restaurants, bars, and lü'au were all the rage during the 1930's, 40s and 50s - attracting Hollywood stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. While dining on tropical Asian cuisine and sipping on exotic rum punches in the branches of a banyan tree, surrounded by tiki torches, rattan furniture, flower leis and bright-colored fabrics, his guests truly knew the meaning of aloha.

The secret cocktail mixtures of the master, Don the Beachcomber, are revealed for the first time, including the Original Mai Tai, the Zombie, the Beachcomber's Gold, and the Vicious Virgin, along with a delectable array of his tropical cuisine recipes and an original Don the Beachcomber Party Guide. So kick off your shoes and strip down to your lava-lavas, it's lü'au time!

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After traveling around the world twice by the age of 24-from his native Louisiana to Jamaica, Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Marquesas, and Tahiti - Don Beach arrived in Hollywood, where he opened his first "Don the Beachcomber" bar in 1933. An immediate success, he soon moved his tropical-themed bar and restaurant to Hawaii, the perfect setting with its warm breezes, white sand beaches, and lovely wahine. With his incredible foresight and business savvy, Don the Beachcomber almost single-handedly transformed the hospitality industry in the Islands. His contributions to Hawaii include the originalInternational Market Place, the Lahaina Historic District, and the fun-loving ambience of the Polynesian-themed restaurant and bar - found throughout the Islands to this day.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781566474917
  • Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2002

    perfect

    finally, a book about don the beachcomber that gets it right! i used it to make drinks for a hawaii-themed party, and it was a hit!

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