By Doudoroff LLC
Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki is the definitive reference for classic and contemporary exotic mixed drinks on your iPad or iPhone. This unique entertainment resource—the sequel to our five-star Beachbum Berry’s Tiki+—presents exquisite drink recipes researched and meticulously documented by the authority on Tiki cocktails and “Polynesian Pop” exotic drinks: Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. Beachbum Berry is the author of “Sippin’ Safari,” “Beachbum Berry Remixed,” “Beachbum Berry’s Taboo Table” and other books that have resurrected exotic drinks for the current day. - More than 290 top notch drink recipes including authoritative recipes for the Zombie, Mai Tai, Painkiller, Scorpion and scores of less-known, brilliant refreshments—no bad drinks here! - Over 250 inspiring vintage and contemporary drink photos! - Check off the ingredients you’ve got and this app will show you which drinks you can make - Filter the recipes on multiple criteria with just a few taps - Flag recipes and tag favorites; create custom lists of recipes - Annotate recipes with comments and cumulative likes and dislikes and build up a chronological history of your explorations - Ingredient definitions included - Sync your ingredient inventory, favorites and flagged, custom lists and journal entries across our entire suite of apps and over as many iOS devices as you like, using our free sync service - Universal app, works nearly identically on both platforms Please enjoy responsibly and in moderation!
I have learned so much from this app, both from the historical notes about the cocktails and from the amazing amount of information it offers about the various ingredients. You can create an inventory of ingredients you have on hand and then search by “drinks you can make” (or drinks where you may be missing one or two ingredients). I also love the fact that for the most iconic cocktails it has several different recipes, showing the evolution of the cocktail through the decades and as it appeared in different venues. One fix I would suggest: when you mark a cocktail as “Need to try,” it never leaves that list even after you remove the label and mark it as “Tried/Like.” That seems like an easy correction. (Not a huge thing, but when I’m looking for new drinks to try, it’s a pain to have to go through them all to see if it’s something I truly haven’t had before.)
I can’t remember the last time I liked an app enough to actually review it. But, this is one of the rare few that I actually want people to know about. This app not only gives you a huge number of tiki drink recipes, but also helps you adapt your collection of rums and other liquors to each recipe. Lots of other recipes leave you hanging when you can’t find the exact rum they want, but this app helps you a cross reference similar brands and types of rum to find a suitable alternative. I am absolutely satisfied with this purchase and would buy it again!
This is the perfect app for iPad mini. Please update for new form factor!
... and great for anytime you want a tropical drink. Beachbum Berry is a tropical drink legend and a great mixologist. This app will make you able to make “all” the classic tropical drinks. I always reference it as soon as the weather starts to warm up. Thanks for making these recipes available to all of us.
Okay, so that review title may be a little bit hyperbolic, as we all know that delicious tiki is, by nature, pretty complex. Layers of exotic flavorings and spirits meld together to make an ethereal, boozy experience, but they also usually make for an expensive and hard-to-find shopping list. This is exactly where the strength of Total Tiki lies. First off, finding a single anthology with this much authentic tiki is all but impossible. Just try. Second, this app makes it so that there is no more thumbing through lengthy books, aimlessly searching for something you think you can make with what’s on hand. Total Tiki takes the digging and guess work out of finding the perfect cocktail for your tropical evening. Simply selecting the ingredients you have filters down results to the available recipes you can make right then and there. Even better is the feature that auto-applies substitutions based upon your inventory selections. This just further widens your available tiki drink options without requiring you to spend another penny. It’s honestly like having a professional mixologist on standby, catering to your every budget-minded whim. Back to my original point: tiki isn’t simple. Hasn’t ever been, and never will be (at least not without sacrificing a lot of flavor). However, it doesn’t have to be frustratingly complicated or expensive... and Total Tiki proves it! Take a sip and slide into your Polynesian pjs, this app is worth the snag.
Honestly the fact that this app is so well thought out made me write this review. Not only that, but I’ve been on this tiki craze lately and now I have 288 drink recipes that I can make!! I’ve made about 5 so far and have fallen in love with 1 but didn’t dislike the others. Believe me, I’ll be trying out many more! Hopefully by the end of the year I will have tried at least 50 more. Will update by then 😂 update: I now have 25 favorite cocktails and I know it will only continue to grow from here on out. What a wonderful app. I also got smugglers cove cocktail book but I still use the app more! Waaay more if I’m being honest
If you tiki then this app is a necessity.
As an amateur mixologist I’ve used a ton of drink recipe apps but this one is by far the best, particularly when it comes to Tiki drinks. Loads of amazing features and incredible recipes on an easy to use interface.
Jeff Berry has to be one of the most (if not the most) important people in the modern Tiki bar scene. This app is amazing; just spend the time to plug in the ingredients you have and away you go. Fully recommend for anyone wishing many days with an amazing drink in hand!
This is the first app I’ve ever spent more than $2.99 on and I would’ve payed double. Really wish we’d get an update with some new recipes though!