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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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Joy of Mixology: The Consummate Guide to the Bartender's Craft
Gary Regan

Clarkson Potter, 2003

An original book on the craft of mixology is a rare gem. Gary Regan’s The Joy of Mixology is such a gem, one whose genius lies in Regan’s breakthrough system for categorizing drinks that helps bartenders—both professionals and amateurs alike—not only to remember drink recipes but also to invent their own. For example, once you understand that the Margarita is a member of the New Orleans Sour Family, you’ll instantly see that a ...
  
  











  



  
Proof: The Science of Booze
Adam Rogers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the complex reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope, from our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research that proves why—or even if—people ...
  
  











  



  
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City
David Lebovitz

Broadway Books, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY PARIS KITCHEN Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he ...
  
  











  



  
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
Amy Stewart

Algonquin Books, 2013

A New York Times Bestseller Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In The Drunken Botanist , Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants ...
  
  











  



  
The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy
Jim Meehan, Chris Gall

Sterling Epicure, 2011

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Taming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe Book 1)

Chloe Hart, 2011

"If you want action, wit, adventure and tons of love/hate chemistry, then download this book!" - Jessie Potts, USA TODAY Demon hunter Liz Marlowe and vampire Jack Morgan have hated each other from the moment they met. But when a powerful enemy threatens their beloved city of Boston, they form a reluctant alliance. It's supposed to be temporary--just one night, in fact. But as the tension between them builds to the breaking point, neither is ...
  
  











  



  
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Editors of Garden and Gun

HarperWave, 2013

Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South. From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Style, Arts & Culture, you'll discover ...
  
  











  



  
The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes
Dale DeGroff

Clarkson Potter, 2002

Cocktails are bigger than ever, and this is the first real cookbook for them, covering the entire breadth of this rich subject. The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: it delves into history, personalities, and anecdotes; it shows you how to set up a bar, master important techniques, and use tools correctly; and it delivers unique concoctions, many featuring Dale DeGroff’s signature use of fresh juices, ...
  
  











  



  
The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails
Mittie Hellmich

Chronicle Books, 2006

Ultimate Bar Book is the first and only guide to classic and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips, this book has it all. As a mistress of mixology, the author has the classics down to a Tthe Martini, the Bloody Mary, plus the many variations (the Dirty Martini, the Virgin Mary). And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister ...
  
  











  



  
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, ...
David Wondrich

Perigee Trade, 2007

A lively, historically informed, and definitive guide to classic American cocktails. Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks-and the ultimate mixologist's guide-in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar. Wondrich reveals never-before-published details and stories about this larger- than-life nineteenth-century figure, along with definitive ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Painted Girls: A Novel
Cathy Marie Buchanan

Riverhead Trade, 2014

A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris. 1878 Paris. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, ...
  
  











  



  
The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey
David Haskell

Harry N. Abrams, 2013

  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 ...
  
  











  



  
Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today
Warren Bobrow

Fair Winds Press, 2013

At the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold. Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar & Lounge in Philadelphia, and 1022 South in Tacoma, as well as "vintage" and "homegrown" cocktail aficionados, find inspiration in apothecary cocktails of old. Now you can ...
  
  











  



  
The Bartender's Black Book
Stephen Kittredge Cunningham

Wine Appreciation Guild, 2011

This bestselling bartending guide, now in its 10th edition, is the most comprehensive and user-friendly drink recipe book for the home and professional bartender. With more than 2,500 recipes, including 150 new drinks such as low-calorie concoctions and six pages of sake selections, The Bartender s Black Book details serving etiquette; flavor profiles; food matching; and the history and lore behind various wines, beers, and spirits. With tips ...
  
  











  



  
Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined
Jason Kosmas, Dushan Zaric

Ten Speed Press, 2010

Time-honored cocktails like the New York Sour and the Sidecar were born during the era of Prohibition, the blessedly bygone social experiment that turned drinking into an underground adventure. In those days, hard beverage options were usually made with homemade hooch and flavorings of dubious origin and quality.       Thankfully, a cocktail renaissance has emerged in many of today’s bars, where inventive drinks showcase both the ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, ...
Joann Eckstut, Arielle Eckstut

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013

In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world. Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture and psychology. Organized into chapters that begin ...
  
  











  



  
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, ...
  
  











  








   



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