By Jessica B. Harris
With recipes for forty of the Caribbean's vintage and modern cocktails and 15 conventional snacks to accompany them, Rum Drinks presents a tropical flavor holiday. greater than a cocktail booklet, Rum Drinks is your final rum source, together with salty talesfrom a historical past of the sugar alternate to the sparkly heydey of the Cuba Librean island-by-island directory of Caribbean rums, and a advisor to nice rum bars worldwide.
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