Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: Prohibition Centennial Edition: From the 1920 Pick-Me-Up to the Zombie and Beyond - 150+ Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them, With a New Introduction and 66 New Recipes (Spiral bound)Ted Haigh (author)
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Nothing is so desired as the thing denied. Prohibition made people want cocktails very, very badly. Because "synthetic" liquor was the easiest to make, it was also the easiest to get. Problematically, it tasted awful and wasn't exactly good for you either. Cocktails with their melange of flavors were a made-to-order method for disguising the bad hooch.
Along with 100+ rare and delicious authentic recipes gathered from old cocktail manuals and scraps of paper never published, this illustrated trip down mixology lane tells the fascinating origins of the cocktail and how it evolved over time, including its rising popularity during Prohibition. Vintage illustrations and advertisements, photos of old bottles and cocktail artifacts, and fascinating Prohibition-era photographs bring the tippling past back to vivid life.
Recipes for rare treasures like The Fogcutter, Knickerbocker a la Monsieur, The Moscow Mule, and Satan's Whiskers are each presented with:Historical background on its origin and cultural contextDrink Notes that provide additional information on ingredients and tips for substitutions and variationsFascinating historical ephemera from Dr. Cocktail's personal collectionThis homage to the great bartenders of the past and the beverages they created also profiles some of the most influential cocktail pioneers of today. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale, this is a must-have volume.
Publisher: Quarry Books
Number of pages: 364
Dimensions: 197 x 146 mm
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