Pursuing the Perfect Mai Tai
What began in Palm Springs as a pandemic pastime quickly became an oceanic odyssey, lasting eighteen months and stretching from San Diego to Juneau and from Phoenix to Maui all in search of the perfect Mai Tai.
Along the way we strengthened old friendships and forged new ones, we raised our glasses to sailors and pirates, and while we found what we consider to be the best Mai Tai, we tasted many more interesting tropical libations than we imagined existed.
But this is not just a review book. We’ve included discussions of the “tiki” problem, pirate lore and Pacific mythology, a study of music, art, and architecture inspired by Oceanic culture, and a guide to nearby historical sites, bubbling volcanoes, and roadside Americana.
See what pirates everywhere are growling about over their pints of grog. Captain Hook gives it a thumb–and a hook–way up!
This is essential reading for the tropical drink enthusiast, the erstwhile sailor, and the armchair adventurer.Meet the Authors