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The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Chronicle Books, 2014

Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper ...
  
  











  



  
Vintage Cocktails: Retro Recipes for the Home Mixologist
Amanda Hallay

Skyhorse Publishing, 2011

Anything you can mix and pour into a glass is now termed a “cocktail,” but those drinks usually pale in comparison with the truly classic cocktails. Vintage Cocktails returns drinkers to an age of Manhattans, Pink Ladies, Gin Fizzes, and Whisky Sours. Included with the recipes are quirky cultural facts as well as serving suggestions, what to have stocked at your bar at all times, and how to cure the inevitable hangover.
  
  











  



  
The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore
Robert Simonson

Ten Speed Press, 2014

A complete history of one of the world's most iconic cocktails--now the poster child of the modern cocktail revival--with fifty recipes for classic variations as well as contemporary updates. No single cocktail is as iconic, as beloved, or as discussed and fought-over as the Old-Fashioned. Its formula is simple: just whiskey, bitters, sugar, and ice. But how you combine those ingredients—in what proportion, using which brands, and with what ...
  
  











  



  
Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft
Dale Pendell

Mercury House, 1994

An epic poem on plant humours, an abstruse alchemic treatise, an experiential narrative jigsaw puzzle, a hip and learned wild-nature reference text, a comic paen to cosmic consciousness, an ecological handbook, a dried-herb pastiche, a counterculture encyclopedia of ancient fact and lore.—Allen Ginsberg "Dale Pendell reactivates the ancient connection between the bardic poet and the shaman."—Terence McKenna Also available by Dale Pendell: ...
  
  











  



  
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails : From the Alamagoozlum Cocktail to the Zombie
Ted Haigh

Quarry Books, 2004

The authentic vintage cocktail has made a comeback. This book does not repeat the timeworn cocktails of old. While old-fashioneds, martinis, rusty nails, margaritas, and negronis are all great drinksùand this book includes the most authentic recipesùyou can find them anywhere. Here, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail has hand-picked 80 drinks rarely made today, and all of them deserve revival. Some are from the nineteenth ...
  
  











  



  
Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits: Innovative Flavor Combinations, Plus Homemade Versions of Kahlúa, ...
Andrew Schloss

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2013

What do you get when you add flavors and sweetener to vodka, brandy, whiskey, or rum? Homemade liqueurs! You’ll be delighted by how easy it is to make your own versions of popular brands such as Bailey’s, Triple Sec, and Kahlúa, as well as dozens of original flavor combinations. Andrew Schloss shows you the basic techniques for making a liqueur – typically as simple as combining fruit with liquor and sugar, letting the mixture sit for a ...
  
  











  



  
In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks
Ti Adelaide Martin, Lally Brennan

William Morrow Cookbooks, 2007

Can't tell a Gin Fizz from a Gimlet? Think a Sidecar is something you'd see at the racetrack? If your idea of a wild night is a few Lemondrop shots washed back with a Cosmo, you're in need of some cocktail therapy! And there's no one better to tell you everything you need to know about a Brandy Crusta, a French 75, a Cachaça Swing, and much, much more than Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, who will take you on a rip-roaring trip. . . . In ...
  
  











  



  
Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist's Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning, Noon & Night
Molly Wellmann

Betterway Home, 2013

Featured in People 's "6 Cocktails for Day Drinking - That Won't Make You Sleepy Later," Handcrafted Cocktails helps you create the perfect cocktail, any time! Enjoy classic cocktails in true pre-Prohibition style--throughout the day! Inside you'll find more than 100 recipes for the perfect brunch cocktails, refreshing afternoon cocktails and invigorating happy hour drinks, plus dinner cocktails perfect for pairing with meals, and relaxing ...
  
  











  



  
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the ...
Ted Haigh

Quarry Books, 2009

In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits , historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers. Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, ...
  
  











  



  
Field of Destiny
Patricia Sheehy

Arcadia House, 2010

What would you do for love? Every choice comes with a consequence. And every consequence leads us closer to -- or farther away from -- our desired destiny. On a sweltering July afternoon, just days after her birth, Natalie Davenport's destiny is derailed by an impulsive act, thrusting her into a life of secrets, lies and betrayal. As Natalie struggles against her mother's deceit and demands, she finds herself torn between misguided loyalty and ...
  
  











  



  
Corked & Forked: Four Seasons of Eats and Drinks
Keith Wallace

Running Press, 2011

From casual meals to springtime brunch, classy dinners, and summer grilling parties, learn how to bring in wines, cocktails, and beers with flexible pairings. Over 100 recipes jam-packed with tips and suggestions for every occasion from a Sunday supper to a savory brunch to a ten-minute feast offer up inventive dishes and drinks like grilled watermelon salad; a bloody Mary bar with all the fixins; “oystas Rockafella;” ricotta gnocchi; fava ...
  
  











  



  
Van Gogh's Table at the Auberge Ravoux: Recipes From the Artist's Last Home and Paintings of Cafe Life
Alexandra Leaf, Fred Leeman

Artisan, 2001

At the Auberge Ravoux, in a tiny artists' village twenty miles from Paris, Postimpressionist painter Vincent van Gogh found a measure of peace in an otherwise ill-starred life. In what would be his last home, he enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow artists and an unparalleled burst of creativity. The auberge still operates today as the Maison de Van Gogh. Little has changed since Van Gogh set down his bags more than a century ago, and visitors to ...
  
  











  



  
Jigger, Beaker and Glass: Drinking Around the World
Charles H., Jr. Baker

Derrydale Press, 2001

A collection of lively liquid masterpieces from around the world. Unusual alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages discovered by the author on every continent. From Mint Juleps to Shanghai Cossack Punch.
  
  











  



  
The MANual: Trivia. Testosterone. Tales of Badassery. Raw Meat. Fine Whiskey. Cold Truth.
Keith Riegert, Samuel Kaplan

Ulysses Press, 2013

SO YOU’VE DECIDED TO GO IN SEARCH OF YOUR MANHOOD. GOOD FOR YOU. WE’RE HERE TO HELP. Wanna know…. • How to throw a Mike Tyson–style uppercut. • Whiskey, whisky, bourbon or Scotch? • How the U.S. Government created the Las Vegas Strip. • Big-game hunting ... 10,000 years ago. • How opium bought Hong Kong and cocaine built Miami. • The mysterious art of testicular navigation.
  
  











  



  
Field Guide to Cocktails
Rob Chirico

Quirk Books, 2005

Finally, a field guide to preparing and identifying virtually every drink at the bar, from the Añejo Highball to the Caipirinha, from the Singapore Sling to the Zombie!   Field Guide to Cocktails is not an ordinary bartender’s guide. Here are more than 200 recipes for the world’s best libations, with tried-and-true classics like the Tom Collins and the Fuzzy Navel and contemporary favorites like the Mojito and the Cosmopolitan.   ...
  
  











  



  
The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair: An Incredible Collection of Extraordinary Drinks
Jeremy LeBlanc, Christine Dionese

Page Street Publishing, 2013

Hand-Crafted, Delicious Cocktail Recipes From One of the Best Bartenders in the World Jeremy LeBlanc, lead bartender at a bar praised by Conde Nast as one of the top 10 roof top bars in the world, is sharing his signature techniques and one-of a kind recipes that define exceptional bartending. Now, with this bartending guide, experts and beginners alike will keep their friends and customers entertained, satisfied and always coming back for more ...
  
  











  



  
Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol
Iain Gately

Gotham, 2008

A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents ...
  
  











  



  
Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions, and Classic Libations
Denise Gee

Chronicle Books, 2007

"Don't mind if I do . . . " Welcome to one of the South's most cherished traditionsthe cocktail hour. This charming volume overflows with Southern spirit with classics like the Mint Julep and the Hurricane to new concoctions like the Blueberry Martini and the Peach Mojito, each drink is as relaxing as a riverboat ride down the Mississippi. A checklist of Bar Necessities ensures that there will be more than Southern Comfort in the cupboard when ...
  
  











  



  
The Absinthe Encyclopedia
David Nathan-Maister

Oxygenee Press, 2009

Written by David Nathan-Maister, the book surveys the history of absinthe from earliest days right up to the present, with a particular focus on its glittering heyday in Belle Epoque France. Hundreds of full colour illustrations document every aspect of the drink - its distillation and production, the grande marques that distributed it, the bars and cafés that served it, the patrons - men and women, rich and poor, soldiers and politicians, ...
  
  











  



  
Bandette Volume 1: Presto!
Paul Tobin

Dark Horse Books, 2013

Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover's enchanting, Eisner-nominated digital series comes to print! The world's greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d'arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it's not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an ...
  
  











  








   



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