An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Cocktail Recipes, Tips, and Tales

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Penguin, May 7, 2013 - Cooking - 176 pages
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Shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, every cocktail has a unique history. Bringing this rich lore to life, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails showcases the often romantic origin of classic and modern mixed drinks and the fascinating characters who made them famous. From the crooked gangster who inspired the Jack Rose (a drink often served in Manhattan's gilded Astor mansion during the Jazz Age) to the legendary Margarita (associated with the Tijuana dancer now known by her stage name, Rita Hayworth), the spirited blend of alcohol and alchemy is showcased on each beautifully illustrated page. The drink recipes include favorite classics (such as Old Fashion, White Russian, Sidecar) alongside forgotten standards such as the Blood and Sand. With guides to various spirits, suggestions for stocking your home bar, and mixing tips and techniques, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails brings the marvels of mixology to every home bartender.
 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
13
Section 3
18
Section 4
24
Section 5
25
Section 6
35
Section 7
37
Section 8
50
Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
103
Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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About the author (2013)

Former speakeasy operator Orr Shtuhl is a writer and drinker (not always in that order) who penned the Beerspotter columnist for the Washington City Paper for three years. His work has also been featured on NPR and in major daily newspapers. He lives in Brooklyn.

Elizabeth Graeber’s illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications, and in 2012 the Washington City Paper named her Washington D.C.’s best local illustrator.

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