Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology (Hardback)
  • Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology (Hardback)

Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 19/08/2015
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Cocktails of the Movies is the perfect book for gathering friends and making the fabulous mixed drinks that are featured in your favorite films. From Groundhog Day it's Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist; from A Clockwork Orange, a Moloko Plus. Imbibe a White Russian with the Dude, Jeff Bridges, from The Big Lebowski, or kick back and savor some Mississippi Punch with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. As interest in mixology and drinks from past decades soars, this journey through 64 great cocktails of the silver screen will thrill movie buffs and provide inspiration for anyone looking to pair up an occasion with a fine beverage. Featuring easy-to-follow recipes and original illustrations of cinema's greatest stars and movies, this book serves up fascinating trivia about the genesis of each drink and its role within each film's plot. In addition, it covers all the basics of preparing, garnishing and serving cocktails in style. No matter what your taste in movies or liquor, there's something for everyone-including a Virgin Pina Colada (Kurt Russell, Deathproof) and the Arnold Palmer (Will Ferrell's optionally alcoholic cooler in The Other Guys)-in this original collection.

Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791381749
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 240 x 193 x 18 mm

""Cocktails Of The Movies" is a wondrously illustrated book . . . bursting with ridiculously easy to follow recipes."
-Viral Gadgets
Whether you fancy quaffing a White Russian with The Dude or an Aqua Velva with Jake Gyllenhaal, it's all laid out nice and clearly for you to do so."
-WOW247 (UK)

"No home should be without "Cocktails of the Movies," a visual and delicious journey through
Hollywood's famous films and their legendary drinks."
-Don't Panic (UK)

"It's a wonderful book."
-Parks Blogs (Singapore)

"[H]andy guide that breaks down the ingredients of the defining cocktails of 64 iconic movies . . . never watch another flick empty-handed."

"Without too much effort it is possible to map out a cocktail trail that wends its way from the earliest silent films to the 21st century with nary a break, not even for Prohibition. This is precisely what the British writers Will Francis and Stacey Marsh have done in "'Cocktails of the Movies'" a fond survey from "'Caught in a Cabaret'," a 1914 Mack Sennett film, to last year's "'Grand Budapest Hotel'.""
-The New York Times

"[James Bond] orders a dirty martini, ingredients unstated, although three little skewered olives can be seen in the glass. It goes down easy. The same can be said for quite a few of the filmic cocktails celebrated in the Francis and Marsh book."
-The New York Times

"I found, when mixing a selection and checking out a film or two [from "Cocktails of the Movies"], that a good rye Manhattan does wonders to make even the slowest scene glide by."
-The New York Times

"[N]icely illustrated by Stacey Marsh . . . a great gift idea."
-KlonBlog (Germany)

"[P]erfect for film clubs - a drink-and-watch delight."

--"Library Journal"

"[T]his book is ideal for fans of movies and cocktails, who will love both the aesthetic and illustrations,
as well as their recipes."

--"The City Loves You (Mexico)"

"An awesome coffee table book, guaranteed an appreciated gift for all who like film and cocktails."

-"Mosto (Sweden)"

"This book will teach you how to make a French 75, ordered by Yvonne and her German admirer in "'Casablanca'," as well as the White Russian favored by The Dude in "'The Big Lebowski'.""

--"The Wall Street Journal"

"This could be the coolest recipe book circulating now . . . this book will become the envy of, well,
everyone . . . this is a fantastic idea."

--"The Guilty Code (Mexico)"

"Everything about this is pretty awesome."


"[E]asy-to-follow recipes and methods with original illustrations . . . you'll know your shaker from your strainer and your muddler from your jigger."

--"Daily Mirror (UK)"

--"Total Film Magazine (UK)""

"[A] collection of your favorite film and television characters' signature drinks, with recipes allowing
you to create them at home. It's simple and straightforward, organized alphabetically and hand-illustrated by Marsh in her unique style."

--"Frontiers Magazine"

"In addition to being a work of art, "Cocktails of the Movies" explores Hollywood's love affair with
cocktails throughout the history of film, shedding light on the creation of cocktail culture as we
know it today."

--"Frontiers Magazine"

""Cocktails of the Movies" . . . invites film fanatics to get their cinema fix in liquid form. This strikingly illustrated book pays tribute to 64 films ranging from "Casablanca" to "Batman" to "Amelie," pairing each with a classic cocktail. A rundown of spirits, mixers, and bar tools helps take the mystery out of the mixology."

--"Yahoo! Food""

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