Book Reviews

The Rum Experience

"Rum surely has no better ambassador than Luis Ayala. In his hands the rich and colorful history of rum comes alive, so vividly you can almost smell and taste the properties of this truly legendary libation. From New Zealand to Barbados, Venezuela to Puerto Rico, Ayala has sampled the rums of the world to compile a definitive history of rum as well as the most comprehensive tasting portfolio available to rum connoisseurs. Ayala speaks and writes passionately about a spirit that is as elegant and sophisticated as the world's finest cognac, brandy and bourbon. As the cocktail culture brings us closer to rum - the first and most versatile cocktail spirit - we begin to see rum's important place in mixology. The daiquiri and the mojito are perfect starting-off points to learn about rum's finer incarnations. From the shaker to the snifter sipper, Ayala covers all types of rum and rum experiences. This book is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about rum or is already engaged in an enthusiastic affair with the world's most lively and famous spirit." (Greg Morago, The Hartford Courant)
The Barbadian Rum Shop
There are about a thousand rum shops in Barbados. "The Barbadian Rum Shop" has a dual purpose: to document these special watering holes in photographs and to provide a historical and cultural background to a unique Barbadian institution. It should also encourage Barbadians and visitors alike to experience first hand the exuberant and authentic atmosphere of the Barbadian rum shop.The first section of the book is the fascinating story of rum: where it began, how it is made and the many ways you can drink it. The second gives an insight into the brewing of Barbados' prize-winning beer, Banks - probably the most consumed drink in the rum shop! The third section is a brief social history of the rum shop that shows how this peculiar Barbadian combination of bar and grocery evolved into what it is today. Finally, and most importantly, are featured some of those special rum shops that the reader will find more than worth a visit, as much for the tasty food as the refreshing drink.This is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated guide to a unique Caribbean institution which rum lovers all over the world are sure to enjoy.
The Spirit Of Bermuda
Spirit of Bermuda.  Cooking with Gosling's Black Seal Rum.  By Edward Bottone.  The Spirit of Bermuda is one of the most pleasant rum-based cookbooks we've reviewed in a long time. Not only does it present the reader with a rich and diverse selection of recipes, it also offers instruction as to the origin of traditional recipes and historical facts about Bermuda. Needless to say, all the recipes use Bermuda's one and only Gosling's Black Seal Rum.

The book's list of chapters will quickly give you an idea as to the depth of the research that author and friend Edward Bottone went through in order to create this piece: "Introduction," "The Bermuda Bar," "Soups & Starters," "Main Courses," "Sides, Salads & Sandwiches," "Cooking Outdoors," "Holiday Traditions" and "Desserts."  One of the favorite spring time fruits at the Ayala household (in central Texas) is loquat. Much to our surprise, browsing through the Spirit of Bermuda we learned that loquats are as abundant in Bermuda as palm trees are in the tropics. These recipes are:

Loquat Liqueur, Duck with Loquat Sauce, Loquat Chutney, Loquat Cheesecake, Loquat Upside-Down Cake and Loquat Jam.

The book is beautifully bound and illustrated. It comes in a colorful hardcover presentation (approximately 7.25" wide by 8.25" tall). It has 132 pages and can be obtained directly from Gosling's website at:  At $19.95 (plus S&H), this is one of the best-valued additions to every rum lover’s library.  (As reviewed in the January 2003 issue of "Got Rum?" Magazine.
Ray Foley, publisher of Bartender Magazine, presents 1,000 cocktails, food recipes, fascinating facts, and resources about the spirit that inspired such marvelous inventions as the Mojito, the Piña Colada, and Double Chocolate Rum Cake.


700 unbeatable rum cocktails
75 fascinating facts about rum
50 delicious food recipes
100 rum websites and resources
Information on 75 producers of rum

RUM. Reviewed for “Got Rum?” Magazine by Mr. Stanley G. Laite, International Rum Judge and Connoisseur

"Dave Broom, the author, has won many awards for his
writings on “spirits and wines” including: Glenfiddich Drink Book of the Year for 2002(co-authored with Susy Atkins) for “Drink! Never Mind the Peanuts” (I might add this is an absolutely wonderful book-one of my favourites).  His other titles include: Handbook of Whisky, Spirits&Cocktails, Connoisseur’s Guide to Whisky, Chardonnay, Cabernet- he certainly covers all aspects of the Drink World!  Jason Lowe, an award winner himself, did a magnificent
job with the pictures in this book- has really captured the feel of the Caribbean.  Most photos seem very natural but a few looked a little too “posed” (page 67, 83 and 94 are examples). The picture captions are very, very clever- but maybe just a little too overdone now and then- (on page 41 he shows a picture of the juice with the caption: “As the juice flows the soul of rum starts to appear”) I loved the bright, simple but most effective maps on pages 60-61! I wish there were more! He does an excellent job with the Rums of the Caribbean World but unfortunately some other areas are too briefly

Full book review in February 2004 issue of "Got Rum?".

The Spirit of Puerto Rican Rum.  Along with Cuba and Jamaica, Puerto Rico is one of the most famous rum destinations in the world.  Traditional Puerto Rican rums have delighted the palates of millions throughout the years.  This book illustrates what happens when society and culture are exposed to a constant stimuli over a long period of time: rum is now as big in the Puerto Rican kitchen as it is in the cocktail bars.  Author Blanche Gelabert takes the reader by the hand as the explores the local cuisine.  By the end of the journey, you are left both thirsty and hungry.  This is a softcover book, full with gorgeous photographs.  A favorite recipe from this book is "Coco Escondido." 
Nelson's Blood.  Do you like history?  Do you like rum?  If you answered ''yes' to both questions, then this book is a must for you!  Written by Captain James Pack Obe, this book is the most comprehensive work ever published on rum and the British Royal Navy.  The insights into life at sea are exciting and historically correct.  From the origin of the rum ration to the Black Tot Day, this book has it all.
The Encyclopedia of Rum Drinks.  Includes over 1,300 rum-based recipes for cocktails, cordials and more.  This book features recipes from the late 1800's, through American Prohibition up to modern times.  Why settle for other books that feature only a handful of rum drink recipes when you can get the most complete collection of them printed to date?
Cuba: The Legend of Rum.  Who really invented the Daiquiri and the Mojito, the world's most beloved rum drinks? Is it true that Christopher Columbus brought the first sugar cane seedlings to Cuba? What makes authentic Cuban rum different from all others? Spirits and drinks historians Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown explore the birth of Cuban rum and the inseparable relationship it has with the Cuban people and their culture together with rum historian Dave Broom and mixologist Nick Strangeway in Cuba: The Legend of Rum. Rum was not invented by African slaves, who were forced to work on sugar cane plantations throughout the Caribbean. Rather, the birth of this New World spirit traces its lineage to Brazil and southeast Asia. And as the authors discovered, Cuban rum was a child of the Industrial Revolution, taking advantage of technologies that improved the quality, taste, and appearance of this versatile cocktail ingredient. This full-colour, illustrated edition also details the history of Cuba's famed bars and bartenders, the cantineros, as well as the stories behind such classic Cuban cocktails as the Daiquiri, Mojito, Cuba Libre, and Mary Pickford. Find out how to conduct a tasting of fine, authentic Cuban rums. Discover Cuban rum's relationship to the Cuban people in their music and their religion. Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown are the authors of Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini and The Soul of Brasil. They are the directors of Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux in southern France as well as the publishers of Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail. Spirits expert Dave Broom is the author of Rum and contributing editor to Whisky Magazine. Award-winning mixologist and drinks consultant Nick Strangeway is well-versed in the origins and development of classic Cuban cocktails after developing the beverage programme, in 2004, for Floridita London, the British branch of the famed Havana restaurant-bar
Like a great barroom raconteur, the author of this engaging treatise regales his audience with piquant opinions, colorful trivia, lush rhetorical turns ("[t]he first taste washes over me and brings to mind the scene in Wizard of Oz in which the black-and-white world suddenly bursts into color") and an exalted, occasionally inflated, sense of liquor's place in the greater scheme of things. A travel writer and contributing editor to Preservation, Curtis follows rum's checkered 400-year career through various incarnations, from the cheap, caustic "kill-devil" that fortified 17th-century pirates (Blackbeard was said to enjoy a glass of flaming rum mixed with gunpowder) to today's mojitos, made from palatable, if bland, mass market rums. His profiles of rum-based cocktails (with an all-important appendix of recipes) serve as starting points for excursions on such topics as slavery in the West Indies, the temperance movement, Ernest Hemingway's epic daiquiri binges and the rise and fall of the tiki bar. Curtis's grander pronouncements ("Rum embodies America's laissez-faire attitude: It is whatever it wants to be")are true only in the groggiest sense, but readers who come along on this charming barhop through cultural history will toast them nonetheless. (July)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The Nation's Williams (Deserter: Bush's War on Military Families) offers a spirited—if rambling—discussion of the history and spread of rum, from the field-side stills of 17th-century Barbados to the scientifically calibrated factories of modern multinationals like Bacardi. His main point? That the "role of rum and drink in both causing and effecting the American Revolution has been filtered out" of our history books. Williams details the mechanics of the pre-Revolutionary triangles of trade: African slaves for the Caribbean sugarcane plantations were purchased with rum distilled in New England from Caribbean molasses. He deftly describes how the American colonists evaded British taxation of rum-making supplies, and relishes the notion of our patriotic forefathers as a bunch of rum-sozzled smugglers. His other discussions—on the use of rum rations by various countries' navies, the production of rum in other parts of the world, the efficacy of Prohibition and his own rum-tasting forays—are less focused. Readers also may tire of Williams's tendency to overwork the liquor metaphor: "cultural alembic," "heady cocktail," "good spirits," "the equation in a small tot," etc. 10 pages of b&w illus. not seen by PW.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
RUM – The Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World by Charles A. Coulombe.  Reviewed for "Got Rum?" Magazine by Luis Ayala.

In a world full of books which endlessly recount well-known stories and facts about rum, it is refreshing to come across this title. In “Rum,” Mr. Coulombe manages to share with his readers many little known facts about rum, such as the religious and historical impact rum has had on society. The book is well written, well researched and fills an important gap in today’s rum literature: the impact of rum in our culture.

This book is not about rum styles, production methods, ratings and distillery propaganda. In fact, only a dozen pages (out of nearly 300) are devoted to naming rum companies and their brands...

Full book review in June 2004 issue of "Got Rum?"

Classic Rum.  From the gentle charcoal-filtered purity of a white to the oak-aged spice of a dark, rum is one of the world's finest and most popular spirits. Made from molasses or the juice of sugar cane, it was first distilled in the 17th century in the Caribbean. A fascinating tour of rum in all its styles--white, golden, and dark--Classic Rum looks at its rich history and culture as well as its manufacture. There is an A-Z of all the classic brands, their histories, and tasting notes (from the rare "single marks" to more familiar names--Bacardi, Wrays, Lamb's Navy, Captain Morgan, Mount Gay). In addition, there are classic recipes for rum-based drinks and tips on using rum for cooking in the kitchen. A complete and essential guide for connoisseurs and novices alike. Julie Arkell is a wine writer, lecturer, and broadcaster.
Sugar and Slaves.  In this book, author Richard S. Dunn captures in great detail the ef fect of slaver y in the Br itish West Indies. The topic of slavery, although crucial in the establishment of
tobacco and sugar empires based in the Car ibbean, is of ten overlooked by modern rum distiller ies and their consumers.

To read -and understand- the book is to embark on a journey of epic propor tions, witnessing the rise of the “Planter Class” and its ef fect on displaced slaves from near and far. This Master Class was unprecedented and would go to impact daily life in the
Caribbean for almost three centur ies. Many of the lessons recorded in the book are still applicable to today’s society, such as Dunn’s explanation that early English planters “made their beautiful islands almost uninhabitable . . . from New England to Virginia to Jamaica, the English planters developed the habit of murder ing the soil for a few quick crops and then moving along. On the sugar plantations, unhappily, they also murdered the slaves.”

Full book review in March 2013 issue of "Got Rum?"
Cooking With Caribbean Rum
Cooking with Caribbean Rum.  A delightful collection of recipes and photographs for tantalizing dishes, all sharing rum as the common denominator.  Author Laurel-Ann Morley was born in Venezuela but has been residing in Barbados since age 10, so all recipes have a predominant "Bajan" touch.  Do you want to make some "Rum Mustard Glazed Ham"?  Or how about some "West Indian Beef Stew"?  The recipes are authentic and time-tested.
Hawai'i Tropical Rum Drinks & Cuisine.  From the inside cover: "Inventor of more than ninety exotic rum concoctions - including the world-famous Mai Tai- Donn Beach, a.k.a. Don the Beachcomber, made an indelible mark in the world of entertaining.   From Hawai'i to Hollywood to Hong Kong Harbor, Don the Beachcomber's Polynesian-themed restaurants, bars, and lu'au were all the rage during the 1930s, 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 lu'au time!"

Hard-cover, 112 colorful pages of recipes, history and creativity. Written by Arnold Bitner & Phoebe Beach.  
Caribbean Rum.

"Anthropologist Smith adds knowledgeably to the growing body of commodity-based histories, using rum to elucidate . . . the history of the Caribbean." -- Foreign Affairs, January/February 2006

...Highly recommended... -- CHOICE

...covers the evolution of rum from a minor its present status as one of the most important exports... -- The Chronicle of Higher Education

...widens...understanding of the role of alcohol in West Indian important contribution to the economic history of the Caribbean. -- Business History Review

Intellectually rich and deliciously complex...shows [Smith's] undeniable talent as a researcher and story-teller... -- Journal of Latin American Geography --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This guide tracks the history of pirates and kings through the islands of the Caribbean and round the world, in a tour of the celebrated spirit, rum. It includes: a guided tour through distilleries, blenders and bottlers; listings, reviews and labels for rums; and recipes and rum-making lore.
Caribe Rum - The Original Guide to Caribbean Rum And Drinks.  A fantastic rum book by world-renowned beverage consultant and friend, Robert Plotkin!  This book takes you by the hand on a virtual tour of the most famous rum-producing Caribbean islands.  Explore the history, culture and tantalize your senses with the descriptions of delicious cocktails.  This is Robert Plotkin's 10th book: you don't get to this point unless you are doing things consistently right.  Keep this in mind as you flip the pages.  Every word and every rum mentioned in the book deserve to be there.  Whether you are a rum expert or a neophyte, you'll find this book educational and entertaining.

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Rums of the Eastern Caribbean.  From the Publisher
Have you ever dreamed about sailing the Caribbean and sampling the finest rums the islands have to offer? Join the crew of the sloop Tafia and learn the secrets of the Caribbean spirit. The descriptive narrative takes you to the distilleries where you learn how rum is made and the differences between the 150 rums described. Historical sketches of the distilleries, recipes and anecdotes combined with more than 100 color labels make this the most complete guide to the best rums in the world.
Rum Yesterday and Today.  From Book News, Inc. , December 1, 1996.  Recounts the story of the libation that kept the British Navy afloat for 300 years, and its role in the wars, bloody battles, peace-keeping efforts, long voyages of discovery, and of course shore leave. Reprinted from the 1982 edition published by Kenneth Mason in Emsworth, England. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Caution: Cooking with liquor and other spirits can be intoxicating!

Adding liquors and spirits into simple dishes is the ultimate way to add potent flavor and subtle flair. Most people already have a well-stocked liquor cabinet, and anything from anise to whiskey can be splashed into a marinade, incorporated into a soup, or baked into a rich dessert. The Gourmet’s Guide to Cooking with Liquors and Spirits will take your cooking from everyday to elegant.

Try one of these recipes tonight!
Mojito Vinaigrette
Lump Crab Cakes with Basil and Kaffir Lime Vodka Aioli
White Chicken Chile with Cilantro and Whiskey
Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Blackberry Brandy Sauce
Grilled Vegetables with Anisette and Balsamic Vinegar
Curaçao Rum Cake
Irish Crème Pudding with Candied Cashews
With recipes for 40 of the Caribbean's classic and contemporary cocktails and 15 traditional snacks to accompany them, Rum Drinks provides a tropical taste vacation. More than a cocktail book, Rum Drinks is your ultimate rum resource, including salty tales from a history of the sugar trade to the sparkly heydey of the Cuba Libre an island-by-island listing of Caribbean rums, and a guide to great rum bars all over the world.
173 Pre-Prohibition Cocktails. Cocktail books abound but few of them have withstood the test of time the way “173 Pre-Prohibition Cocktails” has. Not only was Mr. Tom Bullock a creative and well-trained barman, he was the leading mixologist of an era that revered good drinks more than any other era.

When it was first published in 1917, this book provided thirst-quenching recipes when the American nation needed it most; World War I was in full swing, a flu epidemic was in the process of killing 22 million people worldwide and American women were fighting for the right to vote.

Mr. Bullock, an American of African descent, was born shortly after the end of the Civil War and, while legally a free man, was in “a geography of the mind where he did not yet have the same rights as other men.”  Perhaps it was this condition that motivated Mr. Bullock to excel in his pursuit of perfection, we will never know for sure. What we do know is that all who knew him appreciated his skills. Such was his fame that when Theodore Roosevelt, accused of being a drunkard, claimed to only have tried “part of one (of Tom’s) Juleps,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a story which included the following passage:

“To believe that a red-blooded man, and a true Colonel at that, ever stopped with just a part of one of those refreshments that have made St. Louis hospitality proverbial and become one of our most distinctive genre institutions, is to strain credulity too far. Are the Colonel’s powers of self restraint altogether transcendent? Have we found the living superman at last?  When the Colonel says that he consumed just a part of one he doubtless meant that he did not swallow the mint itself, munch the ice and devour the very cup.”

We bought the book to learn the secrets behind the legendary Julep cocktail that scandalized president Roosevelt, but ended up falling in love with all the recipes and the techniques employed in their preparation.

If you are serious about cocktail history, this is a book you can’t do without.
To Tom Bullock!

Reviewed by Margaret Ayala for "Got Rum?" Magazine, June 2011


The BarKeeper Pocket Peeker. The BarKeeper Pocket Peeker is a compact drink recipe guide that fits easily into a shirt pocket or backpants pocket for quick and easy access. Its easy to read and the recipes are in alphabetical order. The drink name, the type of glass to use, the ingredients, the mixing method and the garnish are all included. All this information in a neat little flip-chart style booklet that practically fits in the palm of your hand. The pages are even laminated to easily keep them clean and dry so your BarKeeper Pocket Peeker will last you a long, long time. You won't find any of those obscure or fly by night drink recipes thrown in to fill up space. These cocktails are being mixed by the millions today in nightclubs, bars, restaurants and casinos from coast to coast.
The Bartender's Bible : 1001 Mixed.  Mix Drinks Like A Pro! Now you can with this indispensable handbook, the most thorough'and thoroughly accessible'bartending guide ever created for both professional and home use. Encyclopedic in scope and filled with clear, simple instructions, The Bartender's Bible includes information on: Stocking and equipping a bar'from liquors and mixers to condiments, garnishes, and equipment, Shot-by-shot recipes for over 1,000 cocktails and mixed drinks from bourbon to rum to whiskey, Wine drinks, Beer drinks, Nonalcoholic drinks, Special category drinks'tropical, classics, aperitifs, cordials, hot drinks, and party punches, Anecdotes and histories of favorite potables and more!.
Bartending For Dummies®. You have to do more than stock your fridge with cold beer and soda pop to qualify as a good host. But if you're able to mix anything from a Malibu Suntan to a Manhattan, a Limp Moose to a Lizard Slime, you're sure to win a place in every guest's heart. Now, with Bartending For Dummies, no drink is out of the question. Author and Bartender magazine publisher Ray Foley answers all your bartending questions, including How can I make sure that I have the right ingredients on hand without going broke? Which glass do I use for which drink? Can James Bond really tell the difference when a Vodka martini is shaken, not stirred? What's the secret to making satisfying nonalcoholic drinks? Best of all, Bartending For Dummies contains over 1,000 cocktail recipes. (Bet you didn't know there were so many.) Cheers! (And remember: Dummies don't drink themselves stupid.)
100 Classic Cocktails (Tiny Folio).  A delicious, portable illustrated guide to potables that unlocks the mystery of mixed drinks. With this colorful, portable guide, aspiring mixmasters and veteran barkeeps alike have a handy source that satisfies all bartending needs. From all-time favorites like the Martini and Manhattan to modern classics like the Cosmopolitan, this Tiny Folio presents one hundred easy-to-follow recipes for the most essential mixed drinks. Cheers!

Other Details: 130 illustrations, 116 in full color 288 pages 4 x 4" Published 1998

Moonshine! From Publishers Weekly
Food historian Rowley wants readers of this home-distillation guide to know something about alcohol and the law: "Without inspection and proper approvals, you are not permitted to make any amount for personal use. Not one drop." That said, Rowley provides clear and well-illustrated instructions for building a still, preparing a mash and distilling alcohol right in your own backyard. It's a complicated process, requiring a fire extinguisher, the skills of a good metalsmith and plenty of patience. For those without the time or skill, however, Rowley includes plenty of appealing recipes for cordials and cocktails that don't require homemade spirits. Fish House Punch, rumored to have left George Washington with a "crippling hangover," is a powerful mix of bourbon, peach brandy, Benedictine and dark rum. Simpler, and similarly all-American, is Cherry Bounce, made with bourbon, honey and a gallon of sweet and sour cherries. But Rowley's mother provides perhaps the best recipe, an easy maceration of fruit and sugar that tastes great over ice cream or on its own. Rounded out with trivia, tall tales and a brief history of bootlegging, a list of home brewing resources and a few warnings for drinkers ("Even for accomplished boozers, moonshine can make off with your dignity before you understand what's happening"), this may be the last book one will ever need on the art of in-house hooch.
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The Amazing Cigar.  Prepare yourself for a literary joyride as you look at all the tricks you never dreamed of doing or thought possible with cigars, cigar bands, lighters, matches, matchboxes, cigar boxes, cigar ash and smoke! This book is a collection of the best-of-the-best stunts--from the simplest to the most challenging. This book is for everyone.
After-Dinner Drinks: Choosing, Serving...  For everyone who's wondered about the difference between cognac and Armagnac, or whether brandy really has to be served in a snifter, here is an entertaining and informative guide to the most popular after-dinner drinks. Author Jon Beckmann presents lively profiles of all the classics, including port, sherry, Madeira, dessert wine, grappa, Scotch whisky, American bourbon, tequila, and a select group of liqueurs. The first guide dedicated solely to postprandial spirits, After-Dinner Drinks offers budding connoisseurs a pleasurable way to expand their knowledge and palate.

Secret Book Of Refreshing Punch Recipes! [Kindle Edition]

Bowl Your Guests Over With A Refreshing Bowl Of Delicious Punch!
Having a party? Punch is the perfect crowd pleaser. Not everyone likes beer or iced tea and punch makes the perfect alternative for any festivity. In 400 Refreshing Punch Recipes you will find an easy to make punch for any occasion. Here are just a few of the delicious concoctions you will find inside:

*1, 2, 3, Punch *4-Fruit Wedding Punch *Aloha Fruit Punch *Apricot Punch
*Autumn Punch *Aztec Punch *Banana Punch *Banana-Orange-Pineapple Punch
*Becky's Wedding Punch *Berry Colada Punch *Bridal Sweet Punch
*Caribbean Guava Punch *Cheery Cherry Punch *Citrus Sparkler Punch
*Coconut Rum Punch *Coffee Mocha Punch *College Punch *Cowboy Punch
*Creamy Pineapple Punch *Creamy Punch *Delicious Summer Punch
*Double Sherbet Punch *Dreamsicle Punch *Elly May's Wedding Punch
*Fabulous Fruit Punch *Firecracker Punch *Fireside Punch *Fruit Medley Punch
*Golden Aztec Punch *Golden Summer Fruit Punch *Guava Punch
*Hawaiian Luau Punch *Hawaiian Punch *Jubilee Punch
*King Kalakau'a's Champagne Punch *Leprechaun Lime Punch *Magical Party Punch
*Malihini Punch *Mango Punch *Mystic Punch *Paradise Punch
*Peachy Power Punch *Pina Colada Punch

And Hundreds More!!
Surprise and please your guests with one of the hundreds of tasty, refreshing punches you will find in 400 Refreshing Punch Recipes.
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From Publishers Weekly
When the celebrated iconoclast was a feisty kid working for an English-language newspaper in San Juan 40 years ago, he wrote, and then put aside, a novel, which is here resurrected. It is very much a young man's book, clearly based on Thompson's own situation and some of the peopleAmostly drunks and layaboutsAwho gravitated to a loosely supervised journalistic stint in the tropics. An introduction sets the scene, and the novel that follows is almost equally documentary in tone: young Kemp comes aboard at the News, gets to know its perpetually embattled proprietor and some of his feckless staff. He observes the island, as the invasion of American tourists and values is just beginning to change its lazy, sun-struck character. He gets involved in a drunken fight with the police, is thrown in jail, bailed out and goes in for a little shame-faced PR writing. He comes between a wild colleague and the equally unbuttoned young Connecticut girl he has brought out to visit him, and the end is a youth's easy-won nostalgia for a silly, drunken time. As he always has done, Thompson lays on the drinking and general hell-raising very thick (the amount of rum consumed would dry up a distillery) and indulges flashes of bad temper toward commercialism while always showing a willingness to do whatever it takes to make a buck. His style is less hallucinatory and exclamatory than it later became, but the groundwork is there. The best parts of the book are its occasional, almost grudging, acknowledgments of natural beauty; the people in it are no more than props. Author tour.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From Publishers Weekly
Like a pulled punch, the author's latest evocation of lives on the periphery has a somewhat restrained quality, although the characters here, especially the women, are vintage Leonard ( Get Shorty ), and the dialogue is as authentic as conversations overheard in a mall restaurant. A combination of coincidence and choice connects the fates of Jackie Burke, a 44-year-old, thrice-married stewardess, bail bondsman Max Cherry, overweight and in his 50s, and brash young gun dealer Ordell Robbie, in Miami. When Jackie is caught bringing cash into the U.S. from the Bahamas for Ordell, she agrees to cooperate with federal and state agents to catch him in a sting operation. Max, who has posted Jackie's bond and is drawn to her, becomes her sounding board as she contemplates a sting of her own. The appealing and utterly amoral Ordell involves an unreliable ex-con pal, a crew of jackboys and his three women--sweet young Sheronda; amply endowed, untrustworthy Melanie; older "aunty" Simone, whose appetites are unabated--in his last-ditch effort to make a killing. Chances offered, taken and passed up are the leitmotif in this bittersweet slice of south Florida life. BOMC featured alternate; QPB selection; author tour.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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