Imbibe! 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
by David Wondrich
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David Wondrich’s new definitive edition of the classic American cocktail guideCocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks-and the ultimate mixologist guide of the–in this engaging tribute to Jerry Thomas, the father of the American barWondrich reveals never-before-published details and stories about this over-life of the nineteenth century, figure, along with definitive recipes of over 100 punches, cocktails, sisters, sparkles, toddies, scarves, and other drinks, as well as detailed history and mixological notesThe first edition, published in 2007, won a James Beard AwardNow updated with new discovered recipes and historical information, this new edition includes the origins of the first American to drink, the Mint Julep (which Wondrich places before the American Revolution), and those of the Cocktail itselfIt also provides further details about the 19th century, spirits, many new and colorful stories, anecdotes and details about Thomas’s life, and a number of particularly remarkable, delicious, and influential cocktails are not covered in the original edition, to complete the picture of Prohibition Tippling.This colorful and cheerful volume is a must read for anyone who enjoys the timeless charm of a drink and the American experience of history behind it.
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