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Storied Sips: Evocative Cocktails for Everyday Escapes, with 40 Recipes

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Take a trip in a sip, a journey through time and place via the cocktail glass. The libations in this intoxicating collection span some 200 years, from Europe to the Far East, and they're the drinks with the best tales to tell. Because--without a backstory--a cocktail is nothing more than spirits and mixers. But spike that drink with an anecdote about the people, places, an ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Random House Reference (first published January 1st 2013)
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Scott
Apr 10, 2014 Scott rated it liked it
In "Storied Sips," Erica Duecy offers a hymn of praise to the cocktail and adds 40-plus recipes and some key cocktail how-to tidbits for good measure. Both more and less than a cocktail recipe guide, "Storied Sips" provides cocktail fans with a brief history lesson of popular cocktails that emphasizes the cocktails' respective romance, elegance, and occasionally romantic elegance.

This is a perfect book for cocktail drinkers who want to appreciate the back story of their favorite cocktail. While
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Mel
Oct 08, 2013 Mel rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from a Goodreads First Reader Giveaway.

It's a cute little hardcover, and the writing is very clear, with nifty collages made from the type of advertisments they had back when a lot of the cocktails were really famous. And each cocktsil gets a little story.

For me, the problem is that the stories were too short. A lot of them mentioned a bunch of people claimed to have made the cocktail up, but don't go into much detail. I would have enjoyed the book more if they had,
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Christine
Oct 12, 2013 Christine rated it it was amazing
I will be giving away many copies of this for Christmas this year. It contains classic cocktails recipes along with a brief anecdotal history of each drink's origins; these tidbits will be perfect to share while hosting a party or as a guest. Most of the recipes have only a few ingredients, so it won't be too expensive or complicated to give them a try. The illustrations are whimsically lovely, which I think makes the book even nicer as a gift. I personally can't wait to feature one or two of th ...more
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Oct 08, 2013 Jackie rated it it was amazing
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Read this delightful book and enjoy learning the history of drinks, how they got their names, and what made them popular in their day. The collages that accompany each “Storied Sip” are fun and interesting to look at too.
Lois
Oct 20, 2013 Lois rated it it was amazing
This isn't just a recipe book, it also gives the origins of many cocktails that are beautifully illustrated. It would be a lovely gift book
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