A Proper Drink

The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World


Author: Robert Simonson

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747553

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 1094

A narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance, written by a New York Times cocktail writer and one of the foremost experts on the subject. A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer Robert Simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from around the world, and the result is a rollicking (if slightly tipsy) story of the characters--bars, bartenders, patrons, and visionaries--who in the last 25 years have changed the course of modern drink-making. The book also features a curated list of about 40 cocktails--25 modern classics, plus an additional 15 to 20 rediscovered classics and classic contenders--to emerge from the movement.

A Proper Drink

The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World


Author: Robert Simonson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607747545

Category: Bars (Drinking establishments)

Page: 352

View: 4188

A narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance, written by a New York Times cocktail writer and one of the foremost experts on the subject. A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer Robert Simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from around the world, and the result is a rollicking (if slightly tipsy) story of the characters--bars, bartenders, patrons, and visionaries--who in the last 25 years have changed the course of modern drink-making. The book also features a curated list of about 40 cocktails--25 modern classics, plus an additional 15 to 20 rediscovered classics and classic contenders--to emerge from the movement.


The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century


Author: Paul Harrington,Laura Moorhead

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: 9780670880225

Category: Cooking

Page: 242

View: 9655

Offers a collection of three hundred recipes for traditional and contemporary cocktails, with additional information on drinkmaking techniques and stocking a home bar

Spirituous Journey

A History of Drink


Author: Jared Brown,Anistatia R. Miller

Publisher: Clearview

ISBN: 9781908337092

Category: Alcoholic beverage industry

Page: 160

View: 8467

HISTORY OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS. What role did Scotch whisky play in the development of the steam engine? Who first coined the word 'alcohol' ? Spirits and drink historians Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown know. They have been on a spirituous journey since they first launched their website Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini and the book by the same name. Fifteen years of travel around the world, a few worn out library cards, and thousands of pages of undiscovered research later, they have amassed their findings in the two-volume work, Spirituous Journey: A History of Drink, of which this is the first. Jared Brown is Master Distiller at Sipsmith Independent Spirits. He is publisher of Mixellany Books, specializing in drink-related subjetcs and co-author, with his wife Anistatia Miller, of a few dozen books. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and Observer Food Monthly.

The Art of the Bar

Cocktails Inspired by the Classics


Author: Jeff Hollinger,Rob Schwartz

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811854981

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 2561

From Tokyo to New York, a cocktail renaissance is happening as "bar chefs" create delicious elixirs worthy of their kitchen counterparts. An epicenter of this barroom artistry can be found at the Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco (a city that spends more money per capita on alcohol than any other in the country). Bartenders Jeff Hollinger and Bob Schwartz share their artisan approach for stunning creations that unveil a new spectrum of flavors. Fresh herbs and even aromatic lavender are deftly used to augment classic and new cocktail recipes. Syrups and mixes are carefully crafted from scratch, ensuring small-batch perfection and a harmony of flavors. Acclaimed photographer Frankie Frankeny captures their virtuoso mixing performances with a refreshing take on the cocktail, creating a showpiece for any living room.

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684842505

Category: Fiction

Page: 797

View: 1039

F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.

Teaching ‘Proper’ Drinking?

Clubs and pubs in Indigenous Australia


Author: Maggie Brady

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 176046158X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 2756

In Teaching ‘Proper’ Drinking?, the author brings together three fields of scholarship: socio-historical studies of alcohol, Australian Indigenous policy history and social enterprise studies. The case studies in the book offer the first detailed surveys of efforts to teach responsible drinking practices to Aboriginal people by installing canteens in remote communities, and of the purchase of public hotels by Indigenous groups in attempts both to control sales of alcohol and to create social enterprises by redistributing profits for the community good. Ethnographies of the hotels are examined through the analytical lens of the Swedish ‘Gothenburg’ system of municipal hotel ownership. The research reveals that the community governance of such social enterprises is not purely a matter of good administration or compliance with the relevant liquor legislation. Their administration is imbued with the additional challenges posed by political contestation, both within and beyond the communities concerned. ‘The idea that community or government ownership and management of a hotel or other drinking place would be a good way to control drinking and limit harm has been commonplace in many Anglophone and Nordic countries, but has been less recognised in Australia. Maggie Brady’s book brings together the hidden history of such ideas and initiatives in Australia … In an original and wide-ranging set of case studies, Brady shows that success in reducing harm has varied between communities, largely depending on whether motivations to raise revenue or to reduce harm are in control.’ — Professor Robin Room, Director, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University

By the Smoke and the Smell

My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail


Author: Thad Vogler

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399578617

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 1102

In By the Smoke & the Smell, spirits expert Thad Vogler takes readers around the world, celebrating the vivid characters who produce hand-made spirits like rum, scotch, cognac, and mezcal. From the mountains of Mexico and the forbidden distilleries of Havana, to the wilds of Scotland and the pastoral corners of France and beyond, this adventure will change how you think about your drink. Thad Vogler, owner of San Francisco’s acclaimed Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, is one of the most important people in the beverage industry today. He’s a man on a mission to bring “grower spirits”—spirits with provenance, made in the traditional way by individuals rather than by mass conglomerates—to the public eye, before they disappear completely. We care so much about the food we eat: how it is made, by whom, and where. Yet we are far less careful about the spirits we drink, often allowing the biggest brands with the most marketing dollars to control the narrative. In By the Smoke and the Smell, Vogler is here to set the record straight. This remarkable memoir is the first book to ask the tough questions about the booze industry: where our spirits come from, who makes them, and at what cost. By the Smoke and the Smell is also a celebration of the people and places behind the most singular, life-changing spirits on earth. Vogler takes us to Normandy, where we drink calvados with lovable Vikings; to Cuba, a country where Vogler lived for a time, and that has so much more to offer than cigars, classic cars, and mojitos; to the jagged cliffs and crystal-clear lochs of Scotland; to Northern Ireland, Oaxaca, Armagnac, Cognac, Kentucky, and California. Alternately hilarious and heartfelt, Vogler’s memoir will open your eyes to the rich world of traditional, small-scale distilling—and in the process, it will completely change the way you think about and buy spirits.

3-Ingredient Cocktails

An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon


Author: Robert Simonson

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0399578544

Category: Cocktails

Page: 176

View: 4331

Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for "Beverage" category A collection of the greatest drinks of all time, modern and classic, all of which conveniently feature only three ingredients. 3-Ingredient Cocktails is a concise history of the best classic cocktails, and a curated collection of the best three-ingredient cocktails of the modern era. Organized by style of drink and variations, the book features 75 delicious recipes for cocktails both classic (Japanese Cocktail, Bee's Knees, Harvey Wallbanger) and contemporary (Remember the Alimony, Little Italy, La Perla), in addition to fun narrative asides and beautiful full-color photography.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Easyread Comfort Edition


Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425051928

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

View: 909

A novel that touches the deep emotional chords within the reader. The narrative denunciates capitalism and relates the struggle of two workers who have set out to defeat their poverty. It is an indictment on religious authority and the elite that enslaves the majority. An engrossing and thought-provoking book that highlights the bright-side of Socialism.

Cuban Cocktails


Author: Jared McDaniel Brown,Anistatia R. Miller

Publisher: Jared Brown

ISBN: 9781907434105

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 7424

Shedding new light on Cuba's Golden Age of Cocktails (1890-1930) and its global impact on drinks and the bartending profession, this sequel delves deep into the history of cocktail culture in Havana and contains more than 160 recipes.

Gaz Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails


Author: Gary Regan

Publisher: Jared Brown

ISBN: 9781907434433

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 9657

The fifth and final edition of veteran barman and author gaz regan's compendium of the year's finest drinks shaken and stirred by the world's top bar talent.

Lift Your Spirits

A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans


Author: Elizabeth M. Williams,Chris McMillian

Publisher: LSU Press


Category: History

Page: 152

View: 351

The Sazerac, the Hurricane, and the absinthe glass of Herbsaint are among the many well-known creations native to New Orleans's longstanding drinking culture. But more than vehicles for alcohol, the cocktails and spirits that complement the city's culinary prowess are each a token of its history. In every bar-side toast or street-corner daiquiri you can find evidence of the people, politics, and convergence of ethnicities that drive the story of the Crescent City. In Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans, Elizabeth M. Williams, founder and director of the Southern Food and Beverage Institute, and world-renowned bartender Chris McMillian illuminate the city's open embrace of alcohol, both in religious and secular life, while delving into the myths, traditions, and personalities that have made New Orleans a destination for imbibing tourists and a mecca for mixologists. With over 40 cocktail recipes interspersed among nearly three hundred years of history, a sampling of premier cocktail bars in New Orleans, and a glossary of terms to aid drink making and mixing, Lift Your Spirits honors the art of a good drink in the city of good times.

Rum Curious

The Indispensable Tasting Guide to the World's Spirit


Author: Fred Minnick

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760351732

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 4346

The recipe for a great read, Rum Curious teaches how to fully appreciate this versatile and varied spirit! Once the drink of sailors and swashbuckling pirates, rum is the most versatile -- and the most varied -- spirit in the world. It is consumed neat as a sipping drink, on the rocks, and in a dizzying variety of cocktails like the mai tai, mojito, and pina colada. In Rum Curious, author Fred Minnick first takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the world of rum, describing its many styles; explaining the great variety of fermenting, distilling, and maturing processes; and highlighting distillers and distilleries. He then teaches the reader about tasting rum -- revealing the experience offered by brands ranging from the familiar to the unusual and obscure. A final section provides recipes for classic and innovative rum cocktails from around the world. Rum Curious is the one book the reader will need to understand and appreciate rum in all its glorious variety.


A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine


Author: Martha M. Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406892432

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4167

Martha nee Meir Allen (1854-1926) was a Superintendent of the Department of Medical Temperance for the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Her works include Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine (1900). "When the first edition of this book was published in 1900, there were only a few leading physicians either in Europe or America who were ready to condemn the medical use of alcohol. Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson, Sims Woodhead, and a few others in England; Forel, Kassowitz and one or two more on the Continent, and Nathan S. Davis, T. D. Crothers and J. H. Kellogg, in America, were about all that could be quoted largely as opposed to alcoholic liquors as remedies in disease. Whisky was then looked upon as necessary in the treatment of consumption and diphtheria."


The Death and Life of an American Small Town


Author: Nick Reding

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608192075

Category: Psychology

Page: 269

View: 3189

Traces the efforts of a small Iowa community to counter the pervasiveness of crystal methamphetamine, in an account that offers insight into the drug's appeal while chronicling the author's numerous visits with the town's doctor, the local prosecutor and a long-time addict. Reprint. A best-selling book.

Following the Color Line

An Account of Negro Citizenship in the American Democracy (Classic Reprint)


Author: Ray Stannard Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781331307136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

View: 2639

Excerpt from Following the Color Line: An Account of Negro Citizenship in the American Democracy My purpose in writing this book has been to make a clear statement of the exact present conditions and relationships of the Negro in American life. I am not vain enough to imagine that I have seen all the truth, nor that I have always placed the proper emphasis upon the facts that I here present. Every investigator necessarily has his personal equation or point of view. The best he can do is to set down the truth as he sees it, without bating a jot or adding a tittle, and this I have done. I have endeavoured to see every problem, not as a Northerner, nor as a Southerner, but as an American. And I have looked at the Negro, not merely as a menial, as he is commonly regarded in the South, nor as a curiosity, as he is often seen in the North, but as a plain human being, animated with his own hopes, depressed by his own fears, meeting his own problems with failure or success. I have accepted no statement of fact, however generally made, until I was fully persuaded from my own personal investigation that what I heard was really a fact and not a rumour. Wherever I have ventured upon conclusions, I claim for them neither infallibility nor originality. They are offered frankly as my own latest and clearest thoughts upon the various subjects discussed. If any man can give me better evidence for the error of my conclusions than I have for the truth of them I am prepared to go with him, and gladly, as far as he can prove his way. And I have offered my conclusions, not in a spirit of controversy, nor in behalf of any party or section of the country, but in the hope that, by inspiring a broader outlook, they may lead, finally, to other conclusions more nearly approximating the truth than mine. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails


Author: Steve V. Reddicliffe

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604335873

Category: Cooking

Page: 448

View: 881

More than 350 drink recipes old and new with great writing from the writers from The New York Times. The ritual and refined atmosphere of cocktail mixing has made a glamorous return. The cocktail hour has re-emerged as one of America’s favorite pastimes and one of our favorite ways to entertain. And what more urbane repository of great cocktails is there, than the New York Times? Steven Redicliffe, the well-known New York Times drinks columnist, brings his signature voice and expertise to this compendium of influential and delicious recipes from mixologists and bartenders from everywhere, especially Manhattan and its boroughs. Cocktail aficionados will find the many treasured recipes they have mixed for years—the classics with a modern twist like the Martini, an Old-Fashioned, the French 75, a Negroni —as well as favorites from the new generation of elixirs borne of the new craft distilling boom. Redicliffe has carefully curated this essential collection of 300-plus recipes, and his chapter introductions showcase the history of American and International mixology. Witty and fascinating headnotes, sprinkled throughout, make the collection special. The Essential New York Times Cocktail Book though is also filled with great writing from New York Times famed journalists such as Frank Bruni, Florence Fabricant, Eric Asimov, Rosie Schaap, Robert Simonson, William L. Hamilton, William Grimes and many more. This complete compendium is arranged by cocktail type, with fabuous essays interspersed throughout. Included are notes on how to set up your bar, stock, and run it. Filled with tips and tricks of the trade, from famous writers and mixologists from aorund the world, The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails is the only compendium you will ever need to entertain at home, whether it’s just for two, or for pleasing a crowd.