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A History of the American Spirit
Hardcover ISBN: 0062241397
Popular history with a whiskey-soaked edge: Bourbon is Dane Huckelbridge's artful and imaginative biography of our most well-liked, and at times controversial, spirit, that is also a witty and entertaining chronicle of the United States itself. Few commodities figure as prominently or as intimately in the story of the nation as bourbon whiskey. Its primary ingredient was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Its recipe was perfected on the Western frontier. In 1964, Congress passed a resolution declaring it to be a "distinctive product of the United States." First brewed by pioneers in in the backwoods of Appalachia, bourbon whiskey has become a modern multi-billion dollar international industry today. As Dane Huckelbridge reveals, the Kentucky spirit—the only liquor produced from corn is the American experience, distilled, aged, and sealed in a bottle. In telling the story of bourbon, Huckelbridge takes us on a lively tour across three hundred years. Introducing the fascinating people central to its creation and evolution, he illuminates the elusive character of the nation itself. Interweaving the development of bourbon to America's own rise, his engaging and unique study is popular history at its best, offering a lively and informative look at our past through a hilariously thick pair of whiskey-bottle glasses.
Hardcover ISBN: 0711238286
In Cocktail Cookbook, Oskar Kinberg presents 75 cocktails that will change the way you drink. The master barman shows you simple recipes for homemade bar ingredients such as nettle cordial, olive oil-infused gin and kiwi and avocado puree - and then how to incorporate them into original cocktails, all invented and tested at his destination drinking den Oskar's Bar in London. Get ready to reach for standard bar ingredients - cucumber, rhubarb and herbs - and more adventurous inclusions such as pine, peashoots and tonka beans. Then transform and mix into exciting, delicious drinks that are as tasty as they are impressive. Ideal for the curious and creative home cocktail maker, as well as adventurous cooks.
History in a Bottle
Paperback ISBN: 0811816508
One hundred forty-four proof, notoriously addictive, and the drug of choice for nineteenth-century poets, absinthe is gaining bootleg popularity after almost a century of being banned. Due to popular demand, Absinthe: History in a Bottle is back in paperback with a handsome new cover. Like the author's bestselling The Martini and The Cigar, it is a potent brew of wild nights and social history, fact and trivia, gorgeous art and beautiful artifacts. As intoxicating as its subject, Absinthe makes a memorable gift for anyone who knows how to celebrate vice.
A Visual Guide to Drink
Hardcover ISBN: 159240930x
An imbiber’s delight and the first book from the meticulous minds at Pop Chart Lab. Pop Chart Lab was founded in 2010 by a book editor and a designer, with the modest goal of rendering all of human experience in chart form. Since then they’ve charted a wide array of cultural touchstones—everything from the syntax of rapper names to the history of basketball uniforms to a taxonomy of whiskeys from around the world. A Visual Guide to Drink is Pop Chart Lab’s comprehensive volume of its most important topics in graphical form: beer, wine, and spirits. Infographically representing everything from the very many varieties of beer and the vessels to drink them out of, to the cocktails of choice of film and literature’s copious consumers, A Visual Guide to Drink maps, graphs, and charts the history, geography, and culture of the world’s very favorite pastime. The domestic beer-drinking novice and whiskey aficionado alike will relish in the breadth and depth of information presented—from an incredibly detailed map of the wine regions of France to the perfectly practical charted cocktail recipes—as well as the company’s trademark clean and elegant design. The definitive guide to informative imbibing,A Visual Guide to Drink is a fun, functional, and beautiful concoction of data and design that is sure to inspire delight in readers (and drinkers) everywhere.
Cocktails Made Easy
Paperback ISBN: 1770857753
Simon Difford has a huge and loyal international following in professional bartending circles thanks to Diffords Encyclopedia of Cocktails and his website. For anyone overwhelmed by the more than 3,000 recipes -- and all the ingredients necessary to create them -- in his master-book, Cocktails Made Easy is the perfect guide to making cocktails more easily. These 500 cocktails require only 14 key ingredients, including commonly available spirits and liqueurs, some everyday items from the refrigerator and kitchen, plus a few simple tools. Each recipe has an easy step-by-step pictorial guide to its creation with a color photograph of the assembled drink in its assigned glass. In addition to providing ingredient measures, garnish, variations and fascinating information on the cocktail's origin, Difford rates each drink on a scale of one to five. This specially chosen collection of cocktail recipes will please the most discerning drinker and home mixologist in search of old and new favorites.
The Artistry of Mixing Drinks
Hardcover ISBN: 1558598537
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just relaxing with a cocktail, let world-renowned bartender Charles Schumann be your guide to mixing masterful libations. American Bar—the most authoritative cocktail book ever published—provides all the information the cocktail lover or professional bartender needs to serve up the perfect drink. Inside American Bar you'll find: Recipes for more than 500 drinks, listed alphabetically An easy-to-use drink index arranged by drink categories The fascinating history and names of leading brands of all the major cocktail components A handy guide to bartending equipment A glossary of international bar terms and measurements Illustrated with hundreds of delightful 1930s-style line drawings by Günter Mattei, this exceptionally handsome book is an indispensable companion to home or professional entertaining.
The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey, Each Explained in Under a Minute
Paperback ISBN: 1577151623
So you enjoy a dram or two, but do you know how whiskey is made? Do you understand how to nose and taste whiskey, and can you tell the difference between regional and national varieties? Pour yourself a measure, take a seat, and let this book take you on a journey from the very first distillers to the latest brands around the world. Know-It-All Whiskey demystifies the origins, history, production, and varieties of one of the world’s favorite spirits. Compiled by whiskey experts, this beginner’s guide serves up all you need to read the message in the bottle in 50 small nips—or rather, with 300 words and an image. Entries explain everything from the history of whiskey production, including the ins and outs of the whiskey trade, to which foods to pair and which whiskey festivals to visit. Distilled with spirited graphics and supported by glossaries and biographies of key figures, here’s how to enjoy whiskey—or whisky—from the single malts and blends of Scotland to their acclaimed Irish, North American, and Asian counterparts.
The Cocktail Garden
Botanical Cocktails for Every Season
Hardcover ISBN: 1743792859
The Cocktail Garden offers cocktail recipes focused around the flavors and produce found throughout the seasons, all stunningly illustrated by internationally-renowned artist Adriana Picker. From summery raspberries and rich figs to citrus and white peaches, apples and pineapples, and infusions using a riot of herbs – basil and thyme, to sage and lavender and other flavors found in the garden. There are drinks for long hot summer afternoons spent among flowers in the garden; wine spritzers for breezy evenings on the back porch; champagne cocktails for celebrations under the apple tree; nightcaps for wintry nights by the fireside; and fruity party punches for that garden party gathering with style.
The Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits
Reviving the Art of Home Distilling
Hardcover ISBN: 1770854770
The Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits brings artisanal alcohol out of its dark moonshine past into its exciting present. This comprehensive guide to the home still is an ideal introduction for beginners and a practical resource for producing distillers. With more than 50 original recipes, it features easy-to-follow advice and step-by-step photography and direction on bottling, canning, and cultures. Topics include: - Brief history of moonshine, how it was developed and why - Overview of the techniques and distilling terms - Description of equipment needed and how to source it - A guide to the different stills available and their uses - List of materials and how to find them, and how to obtain a license - Step-by-step guide to make basic alcohol with an easy first recipe - Description of the types of alcohol that can be distilled at home - Profiles of individual distillers and list of suppliers and resources - Troubleshooting and safety. The Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits covers the five categories of home-distilled spirits: - Vodka, the easiest to start with -- How to make, store and favor - Whisky -- Creating the perfect mash; aging whisky - Rum -- Choosing ingredients, bottling and storing - Gin -- Botanicals; compounding and storing - Flavored and fruit-based: Choosing favor combinations, plus recipes. The Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits is an ideal resource for anyone dreaming of home distilling, or planning to enter the business.