Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar Featuringthe Original Formulaefor 100 Classic American Drinks, and a Selection of New Drinks Contributed in (Google eBook)
A lively, historically informed, and definitive guide to classic American cocktails.
Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks-and the ultimate mixologist's guide-in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar.
Wondrich reveals never-before-published details and stories about this larger- than-life nineteenth-century figure, along with definitive recipes for 100 punches, cocktails, sours, fizzes, toddies, slings, and other essential drinks, plus twenty new recipes from today's top mixologists, created exclusively for this book.
This colorful and good-humored volume is a mustread for anyone who appreciates the timeless appeal of a well-made drink-and the uniquely American history behind it.
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Review: Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American BarUser Review - citybeagle - Goodreads
First off, this is an excellent book. It is not a cocktail recipe book, although you will certainly find recipes for all the classic cocktails as they were originally made. Rather, it is a thorough ... Read full review
Review: Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American BarUser Review - Gsmalz - Goodreads
Well worth the read even if you are not a cocktail aficionado. This book is well researched and super informative. Read full review
III JULEPS AND SMASHES
V THREE YANKEE FAVORITES
DR STOUGHTONS ELIXIR MAGNUM
THE COCKTAIL IS BORN
I PLAIN FANCY IMPROVED AND OLDFASHIONED
II EVOLVED COCKTAILS
III CRUSTAS AND COCKTAIL PUNCHES
A NOTE ON THE RECIPES
I A LARGE GLASS OF PUNCH
II THREE BOWLS OF AMERICAN PUNCH
FIXES AND SOURS AND THE KNICKERBOCKER
II DAISIES AND FIZZES
III TWO POPULAR COOLERS
IV THE COBBLER
I RUM BRANDY WHISKEY OR GIN TODDY HOT
II GIN BRANDY WHISKEY AND RUM SLING COLD
IV ENTER VERMOUTH
V OTHER VERMOUTH COCKTAILS
VI THE STINGER
THE JERRY THOMAS THEORY
THE JULIO RICHELIEU THEORY
THE JUDGE MARTINE THEORY
THE TOUGH CLUB THEORY