Brought together in one delightful and informative guide are the top 101 cocktails to try before you die, from the classics (Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, Vesper) to the less well-known (Scofflaw, Irish Mermaid, Bramble). With fascinating insight, this book takes the reader on a captivating tour through history's most famous (and infamous) cocktails. Each entry comes with a detailed history, entertaining anecdotes and of course a list of ingredients, as well as retellings of cocktail myths and legends. Whether you are a spirits aficionado or simply enjoy a good drink, this is the must-have cocktail handbook.
Revised and updated in 2013, 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!
Rum, once the poor relation of the spirit world, has undergone a revival and is no longer seen just as the preferred tipple for tipsy pirates. The craft drinks movement has certainly stimulated the rum world, with high numbers of new artisan rum brands launching around the world in the last few years. The rise of the rum cocktails is another successful trend, with the popularity of mojitos and mai tai contributing greatly in the growth and development of the rum market. Ian Buxton, the UK’s No.1 bestselling author on spirits, takes us on a tour of the different colours, flavours, creation methods and characteristics, and makes his pick of the best rums in the world. Whether you like your rum in cocktails, or prefer to sip it neat, this is the only book on rum you will ever need.
We're in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors - where gin is de rigueur.From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond), this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin and a celebration of the hippest drink on the international bar scene. With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why? In his inimitable style, best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.
Cocktails Concocted for Women with a Sense of Humor
Author: Kim Carbonati
Concoctology 101 is a sassy cocktail recipe book designed for women with a sense of humor. This quirky book is filled with 21 themes, over 180 recipes, 50 humorous quotes and colorful photos. Cocktail Concoctionists, Kim and Eileen, have spent two years dedicated to creating a book with the attitude, "If you think it, then drink it." Having a Hellava Day, then try the WTF? or Middle Finger. In honor of that crappy boss you might want to mix a Phecal Phreak #thebosswhocrapsonyourday. Feel like you need an Attitude Adjustment? Then try the Hell Ya, Time Out or the Naughty Girl. Since friends are therapists you can drink with, Group Therapy may be the chapter for you. Here you will find such recipes as Covert Mission, Operation Recovery, or Do Tell. You can always tell the hubby you're off to see "The Therapist" and there's a cocktail recipe that makes this statement absolutely true. If you're the girl who can't talk the talk or walk the walk, but can drink the drink then the chapter "The Young and Reckless," filled with yummy girlie-tinis, may be just for you. Do you have a bestie who just went through a Break Up? Console her with an SOB, Dirty Bastard, or Jekyll or Hyde. If this is a group gathering, then provide markers and papers and let everyone draw what this Psycho looks like and see who creates the best depiction of Mr. Evil. If you're in the mood for an affair with something sweet and delectable then "My Chocolate Affair" will meet all your expectations. If you don't eat desserts, then how about drinking one? In the chapter Dessert Me you can find the OMG, Guilty Pleasure or Dirty Fool.Concoctology 101 shows how you too can be a cocktail concontionist, because you can only say WTF? so many times a day before you realize it's time to start drinking.
Demos Health and the American Academy of Neurology Present a New Book for Patients with Smell and Taste Disorders Over 200,000 people visit doctors each year for smell and taste problems. Since our ability to smell and taste decreases with age, up to 14 million Americans aged 55 and older may live with these disorders, undiagnosed. Smell and taste disorders affect a person's ability to enjoy food and drink and may result in decreased appetite, weight loss, and too much added sugar and salt in the diet. In severe cases they may lead to depression. Smell and taste problems can also interfere with personal safety, limiting the ability to notice smoke and potentially harmful chemicals and gases. Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders is a unique collaboration between a doctor and a food consultant that both addresses the subject of smell and taste loss and provides food preparation tips and a special recipe section that will appeal to other senses and make food attractive again. This is a must-have reference book for all those living with smell and taste disorders. The book covers the whole disorder including How smell and taste work Causes of smell and taste problems Treatments What you can expect when you visit a specialist Recipes that will appeal to other senses and make food attractive again First-person accounts of coping with this disorder Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders is the inaugural book in the series Neurology Now Books from the American Academy of Neurology. Inspired by Neurology Now, the AAN's leading neurologic patient information magazine, Neurology Now Books are written from a multidisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of a neurologist with other related experts and patients and caregivers. Each volume will provide the reader with the most up-to-date information, answers to questions and concerns, and first-person accounts of others who are living with a neurologic disorder.
College dining-late-night snacks, unhealthy fast food, and cafeteria mystery meat? Think again! With full-color, step-by-step photos accompanying simple yet scrumptious recipes, Knack College Cookbook makes preparing flavorful, healthy, budget-friendly food easier than ever-from down-home favorites and "Mom style" classics to Thai, Vietnamese, and Mexican.
Filled with the sassy attitude and sage advice of three lovable sisters from the South who have been fighting the battle of the bulge for most of their lives, 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet tells everyone who has ever wanted to lose a few pounds how to find dieting success. Because every dieter will try most of the popular diets at some point in a weight-loss struggle, the sisters give you the real scoop—as well as anecdotes and wisdom from scores of their online community of women—on the favorites, from South Beach to the Mediterranean Diet, Atkins to the Zone, and celebrity-driven weight-loss programs to Ediets. You'll get so much more than just coffee-klatch gossip: * The pros and cons of each diet * Guilt-free ways to snack and still stay with the program * Straight talk for making the diets work for every meal of the day * Menu suggestions when dining out * Delicious recipes to try at home * And much more! Best of all, the book offers a fool-proof support system of love and encouragement from women just like you who are trying to win the war with their waistlines. Just when you think you're bogged down by calorie counting, the 3 Fat Chicks diet community takes you on a humorous romp through their battles with everything from slimming slippers and fat-away soap to cabbage soup and grapefruit diets. Get the real-world facts that you need to embark on your personal journey to change your weight and your life.