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 - Will Herman - Goodreads
Jerry Thomas was not the first American bartender. He was the first one that appears to have written anything down, though. In that light, this book outlines what he wrote about his drink-making and ... 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 - Alex Orr - Goodreads
Your opinion of this book will be almost entirely based on two things: how well you enjoy Wondrich's somewhat quirky writing style, and how much your care about really getting into the arcania of ... 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