An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails

50 Classic Cocktail Recipes, Tips, and Tales

Book - 2013
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Penguin Putnam
An intoxicating tribute to cocktails, featuring colorful histories, charming illustrations, and delectable recipes

Shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, every cocktail has a unique history. Bringing this rich lore to life,An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails showcases the often romantic origin of classic and modern mixed drinks and the fascinating characters who made them famous. From the crooked gangster who inspired the Jack Rose (a drink often served in Manhattan’s gilded Astor mansion during the Jazz Age) to the legendary Margarita (associated with the Tijuana dancer now known by her stage name, Rita Hayworth), the spirited blend of alcohol and alchemy is showcased on each beautifully illustrated page. The drink recipes include favorite classics (such as Old Fashion, White Russian, Sidecar) alongside forgotten standards such as the Blood and Sand. With guides to various spirits, suggestions for stocking your home bar, and mixing tips and techniques,An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails brings the marvels of mixology to every home bartender.


Random House, Inc.
Shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, every cocktail has a unique history. Bringing this rich lore to life, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails showcases the often romantic origin of classic and modern mixed drinks and the fascinating characters who made them famous. From the crooked gangster who inspired the Jack Rose (a drink often served in Manhattan's gilded Astor mansion during the Jazz Age) to the legendary Margarita (associated with the Tijuana dancer now known by her stage name, Rita Hayworth), the spirited blend of alcohol and alchemy is showcased on each beautifully illustrated page. The drink recipes include favorite classics (such as Old Fashion, White Russian, Sidecar) alongside forgotten standards such as the Blood and Sand. With guides to various spirits, suggestions for stocking your home bar, and mixing tips and techniques, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails brings the marvels of mixology to every home bartender.

Baker & Taylor
"An intoxicating tribute to cocktails, featuring colorful histories, charming illustrations, and delectable recipes Shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, every cocktail has a unique history. Bringing this rich lore to life, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails showcases the often romantic origin of classic and modern mixed drinks and the fascinating characters who made them famous. From the crooked gangster who inspired the Jack Rose (a drink often served in Manhattan's gilded Astor mansion during the Jazz Age) to the legendary Margarita (associated with the Tijuana dancer now known by her stage name, Rita Hayworth), the spirited blend of alcohol and alchemy is showcased on each beautifully illustrated page. The drink recipes include favorite classics (such as Old Fashion, White Russian, Sidecar) alongside forgotten standards such as the Blood and Sand. With guides to various spirits, suggestions for stocking your home bar, and mixing tips and techniques, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails brings the marvels of mixology to every home bartender"--

Baker
& Taylor

Offers the origins of, and recipes for, a wide range of cocktails, from the gangster-inspired Jack Rose to such classics as the Old Fashioned, Sidecar, and White Russian to forgotten gems including the Blood and Sand.
This illustrated history of cocktails offers the origins of, and recipes for, a wide range of concoctions, from the gangster-inspired Jack Rose to classics like the Old Fashioned, Sidecar and White Russian to forgotten gems like the Blood and Sand.

Publisher: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
ISBN: 9781592407958
1592407951
Characteristics: 170 pages : color illustrations, 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Graeber, Elizabeth

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MadameRiccobono
Aug 05, 2015

Honestly, if you are a beginner connoisseur of cocktails and you would like to learn the basics to make a decent cocktail, this is all you need! A bit of history, no technical gimmicks involved, just straightforward and easy recipes. The best part is the actual selection of cocktails and the way they are organized - you don't need to read anything else to master 50 classic cocktails!

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