Vintage Cocktails: Retro Recipes for the Home Mixologist
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...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing
(first published October 10th 2011)
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An american writer who grew up in the UK, this author is both knowledgeable about her choices of drinks as well as quite quirky with clear notes of both British and American humor. The layout of the book first introduces the various types of beverage glasses and her special relationship to alcohol (which was of course pretty funny). Each drink she discusses first starts off with a brief history and some nifty information about the drink origins or misconceptions. She then tells readers the ingre...more
This was an excellent book. It gives a brief history of some of the most popular classic cocktails along with recipes, barware suggestions, etc. Includes some humorous anecdotes delivered with the author's dry, somewhat snarky wit which, on occasion, made me laugh out loud. Also loved the classic film tie-ins with some of the drinks. Makes you want to mix a vintage cocktail and watch it along with the movie! Cheers!
very useful. great background on a bunch of classic recipes, most of which I remember from my waitressing days (goes to show how old I am). how to make the delicious bellini, the pimm's cup and the green fairy. she's a great writer too, so just reading the book is fun.