"Learn the template, and any cocktail you can think of is within reach."--Food & Wine "Too bad all college textbooks weren't this much fun."--Garden & Gun "A must for amateur and pro mixologists alike."--Chicago Tribune "If Dora the Explorer turned twenty-one, split herself into three people, and decided to write the Magna Carta of booze books, this would be the result. And, unlike every other book you'll read this year, Cocktail Codex is packed with actual knowledge you can use in the real world. Please, please, can Cinema Codex be next?"--Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker
In 1838, a rum trader named "Pig's Eye" Parrant built a small shack in a Mississippi bluff that became the first business in the city of St. Paul: a saloon. Since then, bars, taverns, saloons, and speakeasies have been part of the cultural, social, and physical landscape of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Serving as neighborhood landmarks, sites of political engagement, welcoming centers for immigrants, hotbeds of criminal activity, targets of ire from church and state alike, and, of course, a place to get a drink, the story of the taverns and saloons of the Twin Cities is the story of the cities themselves.
In Closing Time, Bill Lindeke and Andy Sturdevant dive into tales from famous and infamous drinking establishments from throughout Twin Cities history. Readers are led on a multigenerational pub crawl through speakeasies, tied houses, rathskellers, cocktail lounges, gin mills, fern bars, social clubs, singles bars, gastropubs, and dives. Featuring beloved bars like Matt's, Palmer's, the Payne Reliever, and Moby Dick's, the book also resurrects memories of long-forgotten establishments cherished in their day. Lindeke and Sturdevant highlight neighborhood dives, downtown nightspots, and out-of-the-way hideaways, many of which continue to thrive today. Closing Time brings together stories of these spaces and the people who frequented them.
A new generation of urban bootleggers is distilling whiskey at home, and cocktail enthusiasts have embraced the nuances of brown liquors. Written by the founders of Kings County Distillery, New York City's first distillery since Prohibition, this spirited illustrated book explores America's age-old love affair with whiskey. It begins with chapters on whiskey's history and culture from 1640 to today, when the DIY trend and the classic cocktail craze have conspired to make it the next big thing. For those thirsty for practical information, the book next provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide to safe home distilling, complete with a list of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and helpful pictures, anecdotes, and tips. The final section focuses on the contemporary whiskey scene, featuring a list of microdistillers, cocktail and food recipes from the country's hottest mixologists and chefs, and an opinionated guide to building your own whiskey collection.
We have delved into the depths of the Pool of Tears in search of the most magical ingredients and sumptuous flavors, and after some sage advice from a helpful caterpillar, have compiled a list of recipes that would be regularly enjoyed by the inhabitants of Wonderland.
Drink Me includes concoctions for every palate and occasion, no matter your drinking predilection. Perfect pre-dinner aperitifs are in abundance, including The Queen of Hearts, a sweet, refreshing drink with bitter undertones, and Painting The Roses Red, a bubbly highball of sharp raspberry and gin flavors, softened with a hint of rose water.
We explore the hallucinogenic properties of Absinthe in our ode to the unknown, The Mushroom, a strong mix of aniseed, rose, and complex herbal flavors, while we reminisce over the taste of our childhood with drinks such as Bread and Butterfly Pudding and the Unbirthday Cake Martini. The Duchesses Soup is a refined take on the punch bowl, while we make a refreshing palate cleanser in the form of The Caucus Chaser, a sticky plum and chestnut sharpener low enough in alcohol that you can greedily gulp it without even a hint of regret.
Drink Me includes everything you need to know for throwing your own Alice in Wonderland-themed cocktail party, including cocktail party advice and techniques for mixing and decorating your drinks.
Put on your Cheshire grin and get ready to head down the rabbit hole with your copy of Drink Me in hand.
The ideal drinking companion for any whiskey lover-generous, knowledgeable, and willing to go anywhere, Great Whiskeys covers every whiskey style, from single malt, blended, and grain, to bourbon, rye, and more.
Covering 22 countries of heritage and innovative brands, enthusiasts and converts alike will not find a more comprehensive, accessible, and travel-friendly resource.
- Includes helpful tips on keeping a well-stocked bar
- Features advice on garnishing drinks and throwing a party
- Helps readers build on their go-to cocktail order and discover new favorites Cocktails with a Twist is a highly accessible and bold book for cocktail enthusiasts who want to experiment with new flavors and sharpen their bartending skills. Expand your palate and discover new favorite drinks with this inventive cocktail book. - A great gift for Mother's or Father's Day, a 21st birthday, a housewarming party, or a stocking stuffer
- Features a gorgeous foil cover, making it perfect to display on a home bar or bar cart
- Great for those who loved The Ultimate Cocktail Book: Modern and Classic Cocktail Recipes incl. Vodka, Whiskey, Gin and More by Edward Bailey Smith, I'm Just Here for the Drinks: A Guide to Spirits, Drinking and More Than 100 Extraordinary Cocktails by Sother Teague and The Art of Mixology: Classic Cocktails and Curious Concoctions by Kim Davies
From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include:
- The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
- The Last of the Mojitos
- Love in the Time of Kahlua
- Romeo and Julep
- A Rum of One's Own
- Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita
- Vermouth the Bell Tolls
- and more
2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
BookPage Best of 2013
Clue on Jeopardy
You've heard of farm to table; now learn how to grow your drinking game from the ground up inGarden to Glass
Garden to Glass: Grow Your Drinks From the Ground Up, written by expert mixologist, Mike Wolf focuses on the movement and philosophy illustrating how to incorporate the natural world into the drinks we love to make, drink, and share with friends. This book offers readers simple gardening tips and instructions on how to use those plants to make dynamic cocktails and delicious cordials and elixirs. Complete with recipes, striking photography, and detailed illustrations, Garden to Glass is as valuable a resource to bartenders and bar owners as it is to home bar enthusiasts.
In Garden to Glass you will find tips and insights on:
- Preserving ingredients for winter
- Cocktail presentation
- Methods for making syrups, cordials, bitters, and more
- Foraging for ingredients
- Utilizing vegetables to make exciting cocktails
- Resourcing ingredients locally
- How to use smoke and flame to create flavors
- How to make the most of your terroir
- Drink styles from around the world
- And much more
We are in the heart of the second golden age of the cocktail in America. Now imbibers of all stripes can take the reins themselves and learn how to grow their own herbs and vegetables, harvest herbs to make their own teas and tinctures, and make cordials, bitters, and elixirs of all kinds, all while learning the basics of making drinks at home.
There are cocktail programs in restaurants and bars all over the world that are adapting this local yet worldly approach to cocktails simply by paying more attention to the world around them. Bartenders can now study the micro-climates where their favorite spirits are made, and make use of the botanicals that grow all around them. From the mint in mojitos to the wild botanicals in regional styles of gin, this book will explore the way bartenders, growers and distillers alike are re-shaping the way cocktails are being made, presented and consumed.