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The Drunken Botanist
The Plants That Created the World's Great Drinks
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1616200464
Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi). Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, and they each represent a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. Molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence: when the British forced the colonies to buy British rather than French molasses for their New World rum-making, the settlers’ outrage kindled the American Revolution. Captain James Cook harvested the young, green tips of spruce trees to make a vitamin C–rich beer that cured his crew of scurvy—a recipe that Jane Austen enjoyed so much that she used it as a plot point in Emma. And the South American angostura tree, employed by explorer Alexander von Humboldt to treat fever, was at the center of a thirty-year international court battle over the trademarking of cocktail bitters. With a delightful two-color vintage-style interior, over fifty drink recipes, growing tips for gardeners, and advice that carries Stewart’s trademark wit, this is the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alike.
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.
101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die
Hardcover ISBN: 0755363191
Including whiskies from more than 20 different countries, a witty, focused, practical guide to some of the world's finest whiskies Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited, and the absurdly expensive, whiskey expert Ian Buxton has scoured the shelves of the world's whiskey warehouses to recommend an eclectic selection of old favorites, stellar newcomers, and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. This witty, focused, and practical guide is not an awards list or a list of the 101 "best" whiskies in the world in the opinion of some self-appointed whiskey guru. It's simply a guide to 101 whiskies from around the world that enthusiasts really must seek out and try—love them or hate them—to complete their whiskey education. What's more, it's both practical and realistic as it cuts through the clutter, decodes the marketing hype, and gets straight to the point; whether from India or America, Sweden or Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens, and islands of Scotland—here are the 101 whiskies that every whiskey enthusiast needs to try.
Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste & Occasion
Hardcover ISBN: 1611801281
Over 100 recipes for soft and hard drinks--including juices, sodas, teas, liqueurs, bitters, and wines--from the author of Handmade Gatherings. From homemade root beer to hard cider, fresh-squeezed ginger lemonade to handcrafted Irish cream, do-it-yourself beverages are gaining interest and intrigue across the culinary spectrum. Professional mixologists and amateur home cooks alike are looking for beverages to inspire and satisfy, sourced from a variety of natural and seasonal ingredients. Quench offers the solution, covering the entire beverage range with hot, cold, fermented, infused, and cured offerings. There's something here for every palate, occasion, and need. Quench promises to help you pour a glass of whatever it is you're thirsting for.
Making Liquor Legally at Home
Paperback ISBN: 0865718040
Many people have experienced great success making their own beer or wine at home. In recent years a number of hobbyists have become interested in making distilled spirits. However, distilled spirits are more complicated to produce, and the process presents unique safety issues. In addition, alcohol distillation without a license is illegal in most countries, including the United States and Canada. From mashing and fermenting to building a small column still, Craft Distilling is a complete guide to creating high-quality whiskey, rum and more at home. Experienced brewer, distiller, and self- reliance expert Victoria Redhed Miller shares a wealth of invaluable information including: - Quality Spirits 101: Step-by-step recipes and techniques - Legal Liquor: An overview of the licensing process in the United States and Canada - Raising the Bar: Advocacy for fair regulations for hobby distillers This unique resource will show you everything you need to know to get started crafting top-quality spirits on a small scale and do it legally. Sure to appeal to hobbyists, homesteaders, self-sufficiency enthusiasts, and anyone who cares about fine food and drink, Craft Distilling is the ideal offering for independent spirits. Victoria Redhed Miller is a writer, photographer and homesteader who lives on a forty-acre off-grid farm in northwest Washington State with her husband David. She strives to enhance her family's self-reliance through solar energy, gardening, food preservation, raising heritage poultry, blacksmithing, and other traditional skills Victoria is the author of Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks.
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.
Hickory Daiquiri Dock
Cocktails With a Nursery Rhyme Twist
Hardcover ISBN: 0762455055
A whimsically themed volume of cocktail recipes features 20 classic nursery rhymes with a decidedly grown-up twist, from Ring Around the Rosé to Bloody Mary, Quite Contrary. By the author of Tequila Mockingbird. 40,000 first printing.
Drink & Feast With Mr Lyan and Friends
Hardcover ISBN: 0711238979
Good food, good drink, good company – that’s the recipe for a good time. This original book sees celebrated cocktail creator and man behind White Lyan and Dandelyan bars in London, Mr Lyan, call on his many friends from the world’s best restaurants to share their favourite dishes. From an enormous summer BBQ to an intimate romantic dinner, it covers an impressive range of occasions and holidays, showing how a great feast and delicious cocktails can easily be part of everyone’s lives and social gatherings. A menu of world-class cocktails are crafted to suit recipes contributed by chefs including Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse), James Lowe (Lyle’s), Nieves Barragán Mohacho (Barrafina), Roca (El Celler de can Roca), Robin Gill (The Dairy), Isaac McHale (The Clove Club), Tien Ho (Whole Foods) and Richard Hart (Tartine) among many others, in this unique guide to the complete social gathering. A masterclass in bringing together the very best food and drink to create a home gathering with impact, this book is the ultimate guide to entertaining guests with style.
The Canon Cocktail Book
Recipes from the Award-winning Bar
Hardcover ISBN: 054463103x
A first book from the internationally acclaimed and award-winning bar shares 100 cocktail recipes that range from adaptations of classics to original house drinks and is complemented by tips and formulas for cocktails, syrups and infusions as well as business insights for managing a successful bar. 25,000 first printing.