From the 1920 Pick-Me-Up to the Zombie and Beyond - 150+ Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them, With a New Introduction and 66 New Recipes
Author: Ted Haigh
Publisher: Quarry Books
In this new, expanded edition of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails—issued for the 100th Anniversary of National Prohibition—historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail vastly widens his examination of 1920–1933, the thirteen-year period when women got the Vote, child labor was abolished and, ironically, saw the cocktail elevated, prolonged, and expanded, spreading this signature American drink form in tasty ripples around the world. All this, plus more drink recipes! Nothing is so desired as the thing denied. Prohibition made people want cocktails very, very badly. Because "synthetic" liquor was the easiest to make, it was also the easiest to get. Problematically, it tasted awful and wasn't exactly good for you either. Cocktails with their mélange of flavors were a made-to-order method for disguising the bad hooch. Along with 100+ rare and delicious authentic recipes gathered from old cocktail manuals and scraps of paper never published, this illustrated trip down mixology lane tells the fascinating origins of the cocktail and how it evolved over time, including its rising popularity during Prohibition. Vintage illustrations and advertisements, photos of old bottles and cocktail artifacts, and fascinating Prohibition-era photographs bring the tippling past back to vivid life. Recipes for rare treasures like The Fogcutter, Knickerbocker à la Monsieur, The Moscow Mule, and Satan’s Whiskers are each presented with: Historical background on its origin and cultural context Drink Notes that provide additional information on ingredients and tips for substitutions and variations Fascinating historical ephemera from Dr. Cocktail's personal collection This homage to the great bartenders of the past and the beverages they created also profiles some of the most influential cocktail pioneers of today. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale, this is a must-have volume.
In this giftable mini book of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail includes his hand-picked collection of 52 rare-and-worth-rediscovering drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale.
Vintage cocktails, drinks, and spirits are making a comeback! Explore the drinks our elders had to celebrate life with friends and family! Discover their origins and what made them so special. ***BLACK AND WHITE EDITION*** Much of the human culture can be seen from what they eat, and just as much from what they drink. In modern times, a lot of this is threatened to disappear from our lives and be forgotten along with much else. Venture into the history of some of the most valuable drinks from our history and get the opportunity to prepare them yourself with the help of this cookbook. From the historic invention of the Sherry Flip in 1695 to the Harvey Wallbanger in 1971, these old-fashioned tipples are coming back in a big way to be loved as pared-down masterpieces. Be it a Ward 8, Manhattan, French 75, Martini, Monte Carlo, Tom Collins, Rob Roy, Hurricane, Mint Julep, Daiquiri, Cuba Libre, White Russian, Sidecar, Gin Rickey, Widow's Kiss, Planter's Punch, or Greyhound, just to name a few, those retro cocktails and drinks are like vintage, forgotten spirits recipes that totally deserve a comeback. They each have enjoyed their resurgence to become time-honored classics. Explore this precious collection of popular retro drinks that have taken the world by surprise with their unique taste and elegance.These vintage drinks have ruled millions of hearts with interesting stories revolving around their origins and inventors. Many are still favorites today, others have been forgotten. Each of the 50 cocktails and drinks in this book is accompanied by a beautiful image, its historic invention, claims of origin, and interesting facts that, along with the original recipe, are sure to make your evenings special. Recipes like: Americano Brandy Alexander Bijou Sidecar Algonquin Jake Rose Ward 8 Blue Hawaii B-52 Old Fashioned French 75 Gibson Harvey Wallbanger Sherry Flip Sazerac Pink Lady Gin Rickey Rob Roy Greyhound Tequila Sunrise White Lady Whiskey Sour Zombie And many more! Each recipe comes with a beautiful image, a short description of its origins, the number of servings, the step-by-step preparation instructions, and the preparation time. Come down memory lane and prepare marvelous vintage drinks your family members or friends will discover for the first time or even remind someone of the old times! Let's start cooking! Scroll back up and order your copy today!
From the Hudson Valley to the Niagara River, Upstate New York has a long and grand history of spirits and cocktails. Early colonists distilled rum, and pioneering settlers made whiskey. In the 1800s, a fanciful story of a tavern keeper and a "cock's tail" took root along the Niagara River, and the earliest definition of the "cocktail" appeared in a Hudson Valley paper. The area is home to its share of spirited times and liquid legends, and the recent surge in modern distilleries and cocktail bars only bolsters that tradition. Author Don Cazentre serves up these tales of Upstate New York along with more than fifty historic and modern cocktail recipes.
Author: Steve McDonagh,Dan SmithPublish On: 2012-10-22
Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks from The Hearty Boys
Author: Steve McDonagh,Dan Smith
Publisher: Agate Publishing
The New Old Bar is a collection of 200 great classic cocktail recipes that takes the fear out of entertaining and demystifies the party-throwing experience. Much more than an assortment of vintage cocktails (plus 25 terrific small dishes to enjoy while you drink them), The New Old Bar is a how-to manual on bringing mid-century cocktail culture to your home bar. Authors Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith comprise the Chicago restaurant and catering duo known as The Hearty Boys, who were the winners of the very first series of The Next Food Network Star. The Hearty Boys have catered events for President Barack Obama, and they have fed notables from Oprah Winfrey to Hillary Clinton. In this fun and beautifully photographed book, McDonagh and Smith tell readers about the proper tools needed for hosting successful cocktail parties, including vital information on bar setup, equipment needs, and proper shaking and blending techniques. The Hearty Boys have charmed the country with their breezy, insouciant take on food and entertaining, and now they bring the same warmth, humor, and easy expertise to the world of classic cocktails. Drink up!
The 7th edition of a book that is widely regarded by members of the drinks industry as the most complete and authoritative cocktail publication available. It contains 2,250 easy to follow cocktail recipes, each accompanied by a colour photograph. It also includes detailed instructions for beginners, tips for bar professionals, reviews of the top 100 international bars and a history of the cocktail.
A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas
Author: Brad Thomas Parsons
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters. Author and bitters enthusiast Brad Thomas Parsons traces the history of the world’s most storied elixir, from its earliest “snake oil” days to its near evaporation after Prohibition to its ascension as a beloved (and at times obsessed-over) ingredient on the contemporary bar scene. Parsons writes from the front lines of the bitters boom, where he has access to the best and boldest new brands and flavors, the most innovative artisanal producers, and insider knowledge of the bitters-making process. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your game to the next level or just a DIY-type interested in homemade potables, Bitters has a dozen recipes for customized blends--ranging from Apple to Coffee-Pecan to Root Beer bitters--as well as tips on sourcing ingredients and step-by-step instructions fit for amateur and seasoned food crafters alike. Also featured are more than seventy cocktail recipes that showcase bitters’ diversity and versatility: classics like the Manhattan (if you ever get one without bitters, send it back), old-guard favorites like the Martinez, contemporary drinks from Parsons’s own repertoire like the Shady Lane, plus one-of-a-kind libations from the country’s most pioneering bartenders. Last but not least, there is a full chapter on cooking with bitters, with a dozen recipes for sweet and savory bitters-infused dishes. Part recipe book, part project guide, part barman’s manifesto, Bitters is a celebration of good cocktails made well, and of the once-forgotten but blessedly rediscovered virtues of bitters.
Author: Wine Enthusiast EditorsPublish On: 2008-11-11
Everything You Need to Buy and Enjoy Spirits
Author: Wine Enthusiast Editors
Publisher: Running Press
From Wine Enthusiast comes this handy guide filled with all the information you need to maximize your understanding and enjoyment of distilled spirits. It contains solid tips on how to taste spirits (to heighten the drinking experience), the lengthy and fascinating history of distillation, critical information on the essentials of serving and storing, and directions for mixing spirits for the 12 ultimate cocktails, plus a quick glossary of terms. The Wine Enthusiast Pocket Guide to Spirits covers white spirits like rum, vodka, tequila, mescal, and gin; whiskies of the British Isles and North America; brandies from all over the world; liqueurs, which are for more than just mixed drinks; and specialized recommendations for tasting the nuances of each spirit. With more history and helpful tips than any other guide of its size.
Gin is a drink deeply rooted in British culture. From 'Dutch Courage' to 'Gin Soaked', our language is full of expressions which reflect our gin drinking heritage. In the early eighteenth century, Britain was gripped by the Gin Craze, when the drink was dubbed 'mothers ruin', before becoming more respectable as advances in distilling led to a drink of higher quality and improved flavour. This led to the construction of lavish 'gin palaces' in the Victorian and Edwardian era. In recent years a twenty-first century renaissance in gin drinking and craft gin production has led to the drink once again rising high in the national consciousness. Uncovering the mysteries of gin manufacture and production, as well as its fascinating history, this book is a complete guide to Britain's tipple of choice.