Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century

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Viking, 1998 - Cooking - 242 pages
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300 drink classics from the Americano to the Zombie -- for the generation that has rediscovered and shaken up what their grandparents drank

The 1990s cocktail comeback is headiest among the twentysomethings who made the movie Swingers a hit and were profiled in_ Esquire's "Cocktail Culture" cover story. Paul Harrington slakes the growing thirst for mixology at Wired's "Cocktail". Web site (www., which draws over 250,000 hits a month and has more than 40,000 readers Now this specialist bartender (known to his fans as "The Alchemist") has put all his wit, wisdom and know-how into a book that as cool as it's compendious -- from James Bond's classic Vesper to the Monkey Gland and the Police Gazette

Starting with full coverage of basic essentials from glassware to garnishes, Cocktail goes on to feature everything you need to know about sixty-four classic cocktails, illustrated with four-color spreads and over three hundred additional drink recipes. Find out what turns a Martini into a Bull's eye, whether to serve Mint Julep over shaved or crushed ice, and the true genesis of the Moscow Mule and the feisty,

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About the author (1998)

Paul Harrington, a bartender for ten years, is the columnist for the Web site ?Cocktail? and is featured in publications from Go to The Economist. He hosts cocktail gatherings for such companies as Microsoft and the band Combustible Edison.

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