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Gin Tonica: 40 Recipes for Spanish-Style Gin and Tonic Cocktails
Gin Tonica
40 Recipes for Spanish-Style Gin and Tonic Cocktails
Hardcover      ISBN: 1849758530

Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished gin tonica Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm.
Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished gin tonica Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm.

Spaniards love their gin and tonics. In Spain, the bartender doesn't ask you what you want to drink, he asks you how you want your gin and tonic prepared. This simplest of drinks--just gin, tonic, ice and a garnish--is now considered the national drink of Spain. The trend started in the north of Spain, in Basque country, where you can walk into a bar and upon ordering you are presented with a cart teeming with gin and tonic options to create your very own bespoke drink. A beautiful cocktail with a variety of herb and flower garnishes, a Spanish-style gin and tonic or gin tonica, is made with a premium gin and the best quality tonic water, combined with bitters and various herbs, spices, flowers, and fruits that will complement the botanicals of a specific gin. It is served over ice in an oversized balloon glass--the idea being that the shape enables the drinker to enjoy all the lovely aromas their drink gives off. For a cocktail with only two ingredients, the flavor potential is staggering! Making a gin tonica is an intricate process, sometimes taking a barman as long as 15 minutes to deliver the ideal drink. The ice has to be dense so that it melts slowly, the glass might be spritzed with a fine layer of citrus oil, chilled to perfection, with the tonic poured in delicately. No detail is ignored, the wait is part of the experience, and the result is absolutely delicious. Attention to detail and respect for the classic is what truly elevates the Spanish gin tonica above all others. With more gin brands and styles of tonic available than ever before, and 40 inspired recipes here to try at home, there has never been a better time to discover the joy of the gin tonica--saludos!
The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey
The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining
How to Make and Drink Whiskey
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419709909

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.

Playboy Bartender's Guide
Playboy Bartender's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1586637231
Edible Cocktails: From Garden to Glass - Seasonal Cocktails with a Fresh Twist
Edible Cocktails
From Garden to Glass - Seasonal Cocktails with a Fresh Twist
Paperback      ISBN: 1440529728
Cocktails good enough to eat

Your favorite food is fresh, local, and homemade--and now your cocktails can be, too

Whether you're plucking fresh mint from your own garden or buying buckets of juicy blackberries from the farmers' market, taking these inspiring ingredients from garden to glass is what Edible Cocktails is all about. And mixing unique, delicious drinks like a Lavender Gin Sour or a Basil Grass Lemon Drop is easier than you think. Just try the following:
  • Plant your own cocktail garden
  • Utilize seasonal, fresh farmers' market finds or pluck tasty treasures in the wild
  • Infuse spirits and make homemade liqueurs
  • Create homemade syrups, purees, and jams
  • Use eggs, dairy, and even meat in your cocktail for modern mixology explorations

With full-color photographs and more than 100 cocktail recipes, you'll be infusing your life--and your cocktails &151;with wholesome and homegrown ingredients in no time.
A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them
A Sidecar Named Desire
Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062696386

A rollicking illustrated history of alcohol and its literary imbibers, from Jane Austen's beer brewing to James Joyce's passion for Guinness to E.B. White's cure for writers' block--a dry martini--by celebrated illustrator Greg Clarke and award-winning editor/art director Monte Beauchamp.

"The tools that I need for my trade are simply pen, paper, food, tobacco, and a little whiskey."

--William Faulkner

"I keep a dictionary, a Bible, a deck of cards and a bottle of sherry in the room."

--Maya Angelou

"A writer who drinks carefully is probably a better writer."

--Stephen King

Throughout history, there has been no greater catalyst for creativity among writers, so they claim, than a good, stiff drink. In this graphic volume, the authors take us on an unforgettable literary bar crawl, packed with historical factoids, anecdotes, booze trivia, and fascinating detours into the lives of our favorite writers, along with literary-themed cocktail recipes such as Ernest Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon and Philip Larkin's Gin and Tonic set to verse.

For the literary-minded drinker, whether wine, gin, vodka, beer, whiskey, or tequila is your elixir of choice, A Sidecar Named Desire will whet your appetite. Bottoms up

Wine Cocktails: New, Creative and Classic Drinks
Wine Cocktails
New, Creative and Classic Drinks
Hardcover      ISBN: 885441039x

From a traditional Bellini to a deliciously unique take on the Mojito, these 90 recipes put wine front and center. Created by the internationally known bartender Gianfranco Di Niso in collaboration with Davide Manzoni, Wine Cocktails features stunning images by master photographer Fabio Petroni. Many of the drinks are originals, and they're classified according to the starring wine: vermouths, spumantes, fortified wines like sherry and Madeira, port (white, red, or ros ), sweet wines, and aromatics.

The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook
The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0813125790

Once thought to be only the tipple of southern gentlemen and the companion of confederate roughnecks, bourbon has gained a steady resurgence in popularity over the years with an ever-expanding and diverse audience. A beverage distilled almost exclusively in Kentucky, bourbon has attained prominence and appreciation for its complexity, history, and tradition. In The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook, Albert Schmid provides readers with the best recipes using the famous spirit of the Bluegrass. From classic Kentucky cocktails such as the Mint Julep, to bourbon inspired desserts, such as Bourbon-Pecan Crème Brulée with Chocolate Sauce, and more savory fare, such as Steaks with Bourbon Ginger Sauce, this book supplies recipes for every course. Schmid uses the four distinct seasons of the Bluegrass State to guide the reader through this rich collection of bourbon dishes and color photographs. In many ways a lesson on the flavor profiles that pair with and improve the flavor of bourbon, this book can be used by the home cook and the professional chef alike for inspiration to create new dishes. Much more than just a cookbook, The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook recounts bourbon lore, food traditions, and Kentucky history, giving the reader a full appreciation of America's native spirit.

Vodka: The Complete Guide
Vodka
The Complete Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 9401451559

- A clear overview of the origins, taste and aroma of Vodka- The next book in the best-selling series that includes Gin & Tonic ISBN 9789401425605 and Tequila & Mezcal ISBN 9789401434645. Also forthcoming in the series is Rum ISBN 9789401450072- With a unique taste classification systemFor a long time vodka has been more than just Russia and Poland's national drink. From Asia and Great-Britain to the United States: this fire water has conquered the world and is now the most sold spirit internationally. The term 'fire water' refers to its most distinguishable quality: a neutral spirit, without smell and with a pure taste. It turned vodka also into a bar-tender's best friend and the basis of every Cosmopolitan, Moscow Mule or Bloody Mary. Vodka - The Complete Guide tells the whole story, from the origin and production method to an overview of the numerous vodka brands and the most delicious cocktails. The book also teaches you the best way to enjoy it to the fullest.

The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook
The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688177603

Rum is hot. Rum is cool. Rum can be sipped, savored, and cooked in ways limited only by your imagination. Rum has an island flavor on its own over ice with a wedge of lime, or it can be something more, as it is in these sophisticated recipes by W. Park Kerr, author of The El Paso Chile Company Margarita Cookbook.

Rumba over to the bar and break out your cocktail shaker and hula-girl glasses. Whether you are looking for a classic rum drink like a pina colada or a mai tai or a new concoction such as a Banana Monkey or a Blue Lagoon, The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook offers the ultimate rum recipes in these tropically colorful pages. Want to add some punch to the rest of your party? Recipes include Luau Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Coconut-Rum Shrimp with Curried Peanut Dipping Sauce, and other spiked suggestions for marinades, sauces, and main dishes. And be sure to save room for dessert. There's Island Spice Flan and a Pineapple and Bananas Foster. Not sure which type of rum--light, gold, dark, or beyond--to use? It's all explained in one user-friendly section.

So if you don't want your next party to end up ho-hum, try a little rum.

Vodka
Vodka
Hardcover      ISBN: 1853757861

Whether it s served neat, with a mixer, or in a cocktail, vodka s popularity continues to grow. Aficionados will love this lavishly illustrated pocket-sized book, which covers the trendy favorite from Absolut to Zubrowka. It s got all the basics: how vodka is distilled and flavored, where to buy the best brands, and which delicious recipes will make the biggest splash.