Updated and Revised Edition: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar
On Sale: April 7, 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
Add to Wish List
Non-Fiction History | Non-Fiction Cooking / Food
The newly updated edition of David Wondrichâ€™s definitive
guide to classic American cocktails.
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.
reveals never-before-published details and stories about
this larger-than-life nineteenth-century figure, along with
definitive recipes for more than 100 punches, cocktails,
sours, fizzes, toddies, slings, and other essential drinks,
along with detailed historical and mixological notes.
The first edition, published in 2007, won a James
Beard Award. Now updated with newly discovered recipes and
historical information, this new edition includes the
origins of the first American drink, the Mint Julep (which
Wondrich places before the American Revolution), and those
of the Cocktail itself. It also provides more detail about
19th century spirits, many new and colorful anecdotes and
details about Thomas's life, and a number of particularly
notable, delicious, and influential cocktails not covered in
the original edition, rounding out the picture of
This colorful and
good-humored volume is a must-read for anyone who
appreciates the timeless appeal of a well-made drink-and the
uniquely American history behind it.
No comments posted.
Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!