Tropical Cocktails - A Home Bar Guide

A Spirited Journey Through Suburbia's Hidden Tiki Temples

The Home Bar Guide to

Tropical Cocktails

Available now: a new cocktail book and chronicle of the home tiki bar scene. “The Home Bar Guide to Tropical Cocktails” includes over 150 original (and previously secret) tropical cocktail recipes!

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 top tiki artists like Tiki Tony, Jake Geiger and Doug Horne. The book's forward is written by Sven Kirsten —the authority behind "The Book of Tiki."

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!

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Upcoming Events

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing Event

6:00pm, Friday, June 7th

Burbank Town Center, 731 N San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502, 818-558-1383

Tiki Oasis 2019

San Diego, CA

More information to come

Shipwrecked Tiki Social & Bazaar

11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday, May 25th

Come meet authors Tom and Kelly as they discuss, sell, and sign copies of their book at the popular SHIPWRECKED tiki event in Marina del Rey.

Tiki Caliente Cocktails Seminar

3:00pm - 4:30pm, Saturday, May 18th

Join Tom and Kelly as they guide you through the creation of their latest cocktail tome, The Home Bar Guide To Tropical Cocktails, from concept to printed book. The process took over two years and they will give you an insider perspective of what it takes to bring a published book to fruition. From the choosing of over 150 original recipes, to the art and photography gathering process, through collaborating with a European book publisher, and working within layout requirements. The process will give you a keener appreciation for the book itself and if you have your own book idea, will provide insight into how to make it a reality. In addition to walking the audience through the writing process, they will be giving a practical tutorial on syrup making, and walk you through some of their recipes in the book that use those syrups.

Q&A will be encouraged and you will have a chance to ask questions about the book as well as upcoming projects.

Everybody will also receive one of Tom & Kelly's cocktails featured in the book.

At the end, they will be selling and signing copies of their book, as well as other book-related swag, some of which will be premiering at Caliente for the first time.

Selections from the

Press & Media

Some of the press & media coverage for The Home Bar Guide To Tropical Cocktails book and its authors:
"Trader" Tom Morgan & Kelly "Hiphipahula" Reilly

The most ambitious and anticipated Tiki cocktail book in years is being unleashed to a thirsty and ever-growing home bar community.

— Hurricane Hayward

This impressive book has beautiful photography in addition to fun and delicious cocktails. Take tiki to the next level and get this terrific tome!

— David I., Amazon

We made our first drink today — the Makakoa Kelekele. It’s fabulous! ... I’ll become a better home bartender! Cheers and thank you!

— Whitney W.
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