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Finding Mezcal: A Journey into the Liquid Soul of Mexico, With 40 Cocktails
Finding Mezcal
A Journey into the Liquid Soul of Mexico, With 40 Cocktails
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399579001
In this groundbreaking and deeply personal book, Ron Cooper--a leading voice in the artisanal mezcal movement, and the person largely responsible for popularizing the spirit in the United States--shares everything he knows about this storied, culturally rich, and now hugely in-demand spirit, along with 40 recipes. In 1990, artist Ron Cooper was collaborating with craftspeople in Oaxaca, Mexico, when he found mezcal--or, as he likes to say, mezcal found him. This traditional spirit was virtually unknown in the United States at the time, and Cooper founded Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal in order to import it. Finding Mezcal recounts Cooper's love affair with the spirit and the people who make it; its meteoric rise in popularity; and the delicate balance between sharing mezcal with the world and facilitating its preservation. Each chapter introduces a new mezcal, its producer, and its place of origin, while also covering mezcal production methods and the botany of the maguey (aka agave) plant, from which mezcal is distilled. Featuring 40 recipes developed for Del Maguey by chefs and bartenders from around the world, the book is copiously illustrated with photographs, as well as Cooper's artwork and that of his friend Ken Price, who illustrated Del Maguey's now-iconic labels.
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.
Colonial Spirits A Toast to Our Drunken History: Being: A Revolutionary Drinking Guide to Brewing and Batching, Mixing and Serving, Imbibing and Tibing, Fighting and Freedom in the Ruins of the Ancie
Colonial Spirits A Toast to Our Drunken History
Being: A Revolutionary Drinking Guide to Brewing and Batching, Mixing and Serving, Imbibing and Tibing, Fighting and Freedom in the Ruins of the Ancie
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419722301
In Colonial Spirits, Steven Grasse presents a historical manifesto on drinking, including 50 colonial era– inspired cocktail recipes. The book features a rousing timeline of colonial imbibing and a cultural overview of a dizzying number of drinks: beer, rum and punch; temperance drinks; liqueurs and cordials; medicinal beverages; cider; wine, whiskey, and bourbon—all peppered with liquored-up adages from our founding fathers. There is also expert guidance on DIY methods for home brewing. Imbibe your way through each chapter, with recipes like the Philadelphia Fish House Punch (a crowd pleaser!) and Snakebites (drink alone!). Hot beer cocktails and rattle skulls have never been so completely irresistible.
Drinking in America: Our Secret History
Drinking in America
Our Secret History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455513873
Presents an exploration of the history of drinking in the United States and its effects on the American character. 35,000 first printing.
The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy
The PDT Cocktail Book
The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402779232
Beautifully illustrated, beautifully designed, and beautifully crafted--just like its namesake--this is the ultimate bar book by NYC's most meticulous bartender. To say that PDT is a unique bar is an understatement. It recalls the era of hidden Prohibition speakeasies: to gain access, you walk into a raucous hot dog stand, step into a phone booth, and get permission to enter the serene cocktail lounge. Now, Jim Meehan, PDT's innovative operator and mixmaster, is revolutionizing bar books, too, offering all 304 cocktail recipes available at PDT plus behind-the-scenes secrets. From his bar design, tools, and equipment to his techniques, food, and spirits, it's all here, stunningly illustrated by Chris Gall.
Cocktail Cookbook
Cocktail Cookbook
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.
The Mixology of Astrology: Cosmic Cocktail Recipes for Every Sign
The Mixology of Astrology
Cosmic Cocktail Recipes for Every Sign
Hardcover      ISBN: 1507208154
Don’t wait for the stars to align—find the perfect drink for your astrological sign with the Mixology of Astrology, by Allure magazine’s go-to astrologer, Aliza Kelly Faragher. True love is just one martini away…if you’re a Leo, that is. Meet your perfect (cocktail) match with Mixology of Astrology. No matter your sign, here you’ll find the best drinks for every occasion. Demystify both the stars and the drink menu with these simple guidelines. Try a French 75 for balanced Libra, suggest something adventurous for carefree Sagittarius, or stick to a classic with an Old Fashioned for Capricorn. When your friends wonder how you always know their perfect drink, you can just tell them it was written in the stars...
Under the Table: Drinking Games to Liven Up Your Parties
Under the Table
Drinking Games to Liven Up Your Parties
Paperback      ISBN: 1856486591
Cheers! If you enjoy a sip or two (or three, four, or more), this compendium of drinking games is for you. Nobody will pass out (from boredom) and no party will grind to a halt with these popular alcohol-infused amusements. These liquefied challenges of knowledge, skill, and verbal skill--from a bartender, because who would know better?--are sure to please. He gives the best wacky variations on tongue-twisters, trivia, Frisbee, dice, coins, and cards, plus games based on TV shows for a night at home. All the directions are here, along with notes on the necessary supplies, ideal number of players, and strategy. Key information on universal gaming etiquette will keep things polite and no one will want to miss the slick suggestions for winning the next drink. With this dynamic guide at hand, an otherwise ordinary evening with a pitcher of beer will turn into a night of camaraderie and fun competition.
Drinking Like Ladies: 75 Modern Cocktails from the World's Leading Female Bartenders: Includes Toasts to Extraordinary Women in History
Drinking Like Ladies
75 Modern Cocktails from the World's Leading Female Bartenders: Includes Toasts to Extraordinary Women in History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631594184
Drinking Like Ladies is dedicated to preserving classic cocktails from pre-Prohibition and beyond, while celebrating the oft-forgotten ladies who sipped them. Acclaimed bartenders Kirsten Amann and Misty Kalkofen have scoured the globe collecting recipes--often from equally acclaimed female bartenders--pairing each tipple with a toast to a trailblazing lady. From gin to whiskey, tequila to punch, Drinking Like Ladies has a twist and a toast for every tippler, whatever your base spirit.
Dead Distillers: The Kings County Distillery History of the Entrepreneurs and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits
Dead Distillers
The Kings County Distillery History of the Entrepreneurs and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits
Hardcover      ISBN: 141972021x
Founders and award-winning distillers of Kings County Distillery Colin Spoelman and David Haskell follow up their successfulGuide to Urban Moonshining with an extensive history of the figures who distilled American spirits. The book presents 50 fascinating—and sometimes morbid—biographies from this historic trade’s bygone days, including farmers, scientists, oligarchs, criminals, and the occasional US president. Readers may be surprised to find the names George Washington, Henry Frick, or Andrew Mellon alongside the usual suspects long associated with booze—Jasper “Jack