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)

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Penguin, Nov 6, 2007 - Cooking - 336 pages
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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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But beautifully researched and really interesting. - Goodreads
I'm dying to try some of the recipes. - Goodreads
Wondrich writes nearly flawless prose about booze! - Goodreads
Lots of good recipes! - Goodreads
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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 Bar

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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 It is not a cocktail recipe book, although you will certainly find recipes for all the classic cocktails as they were originally made.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 Bar

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This is an entertaining book - a history of cocktails in America. I found the stories entertaining, and the recipes educational. Read full review

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Contents

WHO READS AN AMERICAN BOOK?
AN AMERICAN AND A SAILOR TOO
IN REALMS OF GOLD
THE SPORTING FRATERNITY
MIXING EXCELLENT DRINKS
EPILOGUE
I HOW THEY USED TO DO IT
II HOW TO DO IT NOW
III JULEPS AND SMASHES
IV SANGAREE
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

III SPIRITS
IV QUANTITIES
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
EGG NOGG
I RUM BRANDY WHISKEY OR GIN TODDY HOT
II GIN BRANDY WHISKEY AND RUM SLING COLD
IV ENTER VERMOUTH
MANHATTAN COCKTAIL
MARTINI COCKTAIL
V OTHER VERMOUTH COCKTAILS
VI THE STINGER
BITTERS
SYRUPS
THE JERRY THOMAS THEORY
THE JULIO RICHELIEU THEORY
THE JUDGE MARTINE THEORY
THE TOUGH CLUB THEORY
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David Wondrich is one of the world’s foremost authorities on cocktails and their history. A contributing editor at Esquire and at Wine and Spirits, he has also written for numerous other publications on the subject, including the New York Times, Saveur, Real Simple, and Drinks. Dr. Wondrich holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature, and is a founding member of The Museum of the American Cocktail and a partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, the world’s first advanced education program in spirits and cocktails. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

David Wondrich is one of the world’s foremost authorities on cocktails and their history. A contributing editor at Esquire and at Wine and Spirits, he has also written for numerous other publications on the subject, including the New York Times, Saveur, Real Simple, and Drinks. Dr. Wondrich holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature, and is a founding member of The Museum of the American Cocktail and a partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, the world’s first advanced education program in spirits and cocktails. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

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