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Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey
Pure Heart
A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062458973
Troylyn Bell and her husband, Charlie, an engineer and real estate investor, had spent their entire lives in Texas. But after a near fatal trip to the emergency room with their mute, wheelchair-bound son Marshall, they admitted the dust and the heat were too dangerous. To save their boys, the Balls cashed out, sold their beloved farm, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina. Nearing fifty, Troy thought her chance at adventure had passed. But in this booming little Appalachian Mountain city of hippies, farmers, artisans, and retirees, she unexpectedly discovered a support network and something she’d never had in twenty-five years of providing round-the-clock care for her special needs boys: the freedom to pursue her own dreams. She struck up a friendship with a legendary eighty-year-old raconteur from the mountains, met his friends, and soon found herself in a rickety country shack with an ingeniously inventive retired farmer trying to create the best recipe ever for traditional mountain moonshine. Full of eccentric characters and charming locations—from a "haunted" cabin in the mountains to the last farm in the world to grow heritage Crooked Creek corn—Pure Heart is a charming story of a woman who set out to find a purpose in the most unexpected of places, and ended up finding happiness, contentment, and a community of love and respect. But when the real estate bubble burst and the collapse of her husband Charlie’s new venture in Asheville left them deeply in debt, Troy realized her ten-year business plan for Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey wasn’t enough. If she was going to save her family—and she was definitely going to save her family—she needed to become the most successful woman in the legal whiskey business. And she needed to do it fast, before the bank took her house, her business, and everything she’d worked so hard to achieve.
North Star Cocktails: Johnny Michaels and the North Star Bartenders' Guild
North Star Cocktails
Johnny Michaels and the North Star Bartenders' Guild
Paperback      ISBN: 1681340704
Award-winning drinkslinger Johnny Michaels, along with the North Star Bartenders' Guild, move beyond the traditional Martini and Manhattan to offer 125 crafted cocktail recipes with modern flavors.
Proof: The Science of Booze
Proof
The Science of Booze
Paperback      ISBN: 0544538544
Presents a look at the science of alcohol production and consumption, from the principles behind the fermentation, distillation, and aging of alcoholic beverages, to the psychology and neurobiology of what happens after it is consumed.
Moonshine: A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit
Moonshine
A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit
Hardcover      ISBN: 0806539194
White lightning . . . XXX . . . Firewater. Whatever you call it, moonshine is America’s original rebel spirit. This ultimate must-have for aspiring moonshine connoisseurs, boozy history buffs, and party seekers everywhere is a buzz-worthy ride through moonshine’s legendary history. From its roots in the hollows of Appalachia and keeping the good times flowing through Prohibition to its headlining status today as a pop culture icon, Moonshine tells the rip-roaring story of the moonshiners who became folk heroes for the ages and how their batches of XXX endure as the favorite thirst-quencher of millions. While stirring the rebel in each of us, Moonshine also gives you a bootleg up on hosting get-togethers and parties with a dream stash of 100 recipes for infusions and cocktails using moonshine as a main ingredient—Moonshine Monkey, Dirt Road Colada, Lemongrass & Mint Mojito, Smokey Mountain S’More, and many more. Plus, other fun-starters throughout the book include moonshine-themed playlists and a how-to for throwing an unforgettable moonshiner’s movie night. Moonshine: A Celebration of America’s Original Rebel Spirit proves once and for all that the best things in life still come in jugs and Mason jars.
Craft Cider: How to Turn Apples into Alcohol
Craft Cider
How to Turn Apples into Alcohol
Paperback      ISBN: 1581573138
Hard cider is far more than sweet apple juice with a kick. It is the fasted growing alcoholic beverage on the market today. After standing in the shadow of craft beer, hard cider is enjoying a much overdue renaissance. Craft Cider will uncover this unique beverage's history, the current state of cider in the marketplace, and recommend commercial ciders that represent the best in each style. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned brewer, Craft Cider will be the go-to book for all skill levels to learn new brewing techniques, explore recipes, and learn about the expansive history of this age-old drink.
The North American Whiskey Guide from Behind the Bar: Real Bartenders' Reviews of More Than 250 Whiskeys--Includes 30 Standout Cocktail Recipes
The North American Whiskey Guide from Behind the Bar
Real Bartenders' Reviews of More Than 250 Whiskeys--Includes 30 Standout Cocktail Recipes
Paperback      ISBN: 1624146872
A Must-Have Guide for Every Whiskey Lover Whiskey has become one of the most popular spirits, and with so many different kinds it
The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails
The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker
Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails
Hardcover      ISBN: 054430232x
Shares recipes for Mexican-inspired cocktails featuring tequila and mezcal, as well as information on techniques, ingredients, and preparing syrups and salts.
The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink.
The 12 Bottle Bar
A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink.
Paperback      ISBN: 076117494x
We’re living in the midst of a cocktail renaissance—artisanal cocktails, celebrity mixologists, drinks menus as important as the wine list—and here is a renaissance guide for the home bartender. An ingenious new approach to making cocktails, The 12 Bottle Bar begins with one irresistible idea—you need only these twelve bottles—and shows how, with this versatile but select liquor pantry, anyone can make over 200 delicious, classic, budget-friendly mixed drinks, including sours, slings, toddies, and highballs, plus the perfect Martini, the perfect Manhattan, the perfect Mint Julep, and more. Developed by two passionate cocktail lovers and written in a smart, compelling voice, The 12 Bottle Bar is a tool kit, a recipe guide, a secret arsenal—all in one. It tells exactly which twelve bottles you need—seven hard liquors, one liqueur, two vermouths, and two bitters—and recommends budget, mid-range, and premium choices. Each spirit gets a chapter, and within the chapters the cocktails are organized by type: Fruity and Sweet (Pom Gin Fizz), Tangy and Citrusy (Pegu Club), and Strong (Satan’s Whiskers). It’s surprising—tequila didn’t make the cut, but genever did, and the authors convincingly explain why. And it’s an informative guide—why to chill vermouth; the importance of bitters (the “salt and pepper
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to
Imbibe!
From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399172610
One of the world's foremost authorities on cocktails and their history pays homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar, by presenting this ultimate guide that includes definitive recipes for 100 classic drinks, along with 20 new recipes from today's top mixologists created exclusively for this book.
Tequila: Shake, Muddle, Stir, Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Tequila and Mezcal Lovers
Tequila
Shake, Muddle, Stir, Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Tequila and Mezcal Lovers
Hardcover      ISBN: 1784881651
If you think that tequila can only be consumed as a slammer with salt and lime, and follows with a chaser of the world's-worst-hangover the morning after, think again: Dan Jones is about to set the record straight. In Tequila: Shake Muddle Stir, Dan introduces readers to some rather grown-up and classy ways to consume this agave-based spirit, and will have you drinking like a Mexican in no time. Starting with the basics for your home bar, and following with the best tequila-makers on the planet, you'll be shopping for your tequila kit like a pro. Like a fine whiskey, tequila should be sipped, savoured and enjoyed. With this in mind, Dan has curated over 40 tequila recipes for the home mixologist. With more margarita recipes than you can shake a cocktail shaker at, as well as a glut of amazing tequila cocktails you have never even heard of, this is a recipe book that will change your drink repertoire for good. Including recipes for DIY syrups, sours, infusions and more, Tequila: Shake Muddle Stir will show you just how versatile this underrated liquor is, and proves there is a tequila-based drink out there for everyone, just waiting to be discovered.