Anthony Dias Blue, America's foremost expert on wines and spirits, has written the definitive American book on cocktails.
In this huge and comprehensive volume, Blue tells us everything: how to stock a bar, listing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages by probable frequency of use (you must have bourbon on hand but coffee liqueur is only "sometimes required"); bar and cocktail definitions (learn the difference between a julep and a smash, a toddy and a flip); calorie charts, mixology tips, and an illustrated description of glasses.
Organized by spirit, each chapter -- about vodka, scotch, gin, brandy, aquavit, and every other wine and spirit -- is introduced by an accessible and eloquent essay. The characteristics that define and create particular spirits are lovingly described so the reader is drawn into an appreciation of those qualities that make the spirits interesting and delicious.
The spirits are the foundation, but the drinks are central to this book. More than 1,000 "recipes" for cocktails are here: Classics, Creative Concoctions, Signature Drinks, Tropical Drinks -- everything from the popular Martini and Coco Loco to Trader Vic's West Indian Punch, Midori Sour, and a Velvet Hammer. Teetotalers can enjoy a Black Cow (made with root beer), or a Big Banana, fruit smoothies, and lots more.
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Anthony Dias Blue is the author of several books, including The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks and American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide. For twenty years he has been Wine and Spirits editor of Bon Appétit. His reviews have appeared in magazines and newspapers across the country, including Wine Spectator, Robb Report, epicurious.com, American Way, and Decanter. Mr. Blue's Lifestyle Minute is broadcast several times daily on CBS radio. He lives in California.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
1 1/2 ounces light rum
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice cubes and stir well. Strain the mixture into a chilled Cocktail glass.
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 teaspoon honey
1 scoop crushed ice Several dashes of lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients in a shaker or blender. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Add lemon juice to taste.
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