Recipes for hundreds of tasty libations appear in this groundbreaking volume, originally published in 1862 and widely considered by drink historians as the first serious American book on cocktails and punches.
A complete reproduction of the Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide. This how to mix drinks / bon vivant's companion bar guide and bartender's recipe book is special as it shows drinks that would be served to people of the time. This book in its various reprints is accepted to be the first real cocktail book, and includes such classics as Mint Julep and the Daisy.
Unabridged text of the Jerry Thomas 1862 Bartenders Guide, offered here for chump change. It is considered the first cocktail book, and this reproduction is based on the first published edition. This 1862 edition includes "A Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials, Liquors, Fancy Syrups, etc., etc." by Christian Schultz appended at the back, since any good bartender was supposed to know how to both mix and make. Drinks include the Mint Julep and lesser known drinks like Absinthe Water, Flip, and Fix. One can use it to impress your friends making the Balaklava Nectar, Locomotive, and Blue Blazer. Originals of the 1862 Jerry Thomas Bartender's Guide have been auction off for over $2,000, so buy this one and use the savings on practice!
Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes, Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc., Etc., Etc., in Endless Variety
With Video Recipe Demonstrations by David Wondrich
Author: Jerry Thomas
Publisher: Google, Inc.
Celebrated author and cocktail expert David Wondrich introduces this free enhanced edition of How to Mix Drinks. Also known as "The Bon-vivant’s Companion," this vintage piece of Americana is the original bartender’s guide, written in 1862 by legendary barman Jerry Thomas. David Wondrich won a James Beard Award for Imbibe!, a book about Thomas's life and legacy that laid much of the foundation for today's artisan cocktail revival. In our exclusive interactive e-book, he demonstrates four classic cocktails, complete with colorful commentary and step-by-step video instruction.
Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Columbia University Press
A companion to Andrew F. Smith’s critically acclaimed and popular Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine, this volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America’s diverse and complex beverage scene. Smith revisits the country’s major historical moments—colonization, the American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion, the temperance movement, Prohibition, and its repeal—and he tracks the growth of the American beverage industry throughout the world. The result is an intoxicating encounter with an often overlooked aspect of American culture and global influence. Americans have invented, adopted, modified, and commercialized tens of thousands of beverages—whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic, carbonated or caffeinated, warm or frozen, watery or thick, spicy or sweet. These include uncommon cocktails, varieties of coffee and milk, and such iconic creations as Welch’s Grape Juice, Coca-Cola, root beer, and Kool-Aid. Involved in their creation and promotion were entrepreneurs and environmentalists, bartenders and bottlers, politicians and lobbyists, organized and unorganized criminals, teetotalers and drunks, German and Italian immigrants, savvy advertisers and gullible consumers, prohibitionists and medical professionals, and everyday Americans in love with their brew. Smith weaves a wild history full of surprising stories and explanations for such classic slogans as “taxation with and without representation;” “the lips that touch wine will never touch mine;” and “rum, Romanism, and rebellion.” He reintroduces readers to Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and the colorful John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and he rediscovers America’s vast literary and cultural engagement with beverages and their relationship to politics, identity, and health.
Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks from The Hearty Boys
Author: Steve McDonagh
Publisher: Agate Publishing
The New Old Bar is a collection of 200 great classic cocktail recipes that takes the fear out of entertaining and demystifies the party-throwing experience. Much more than an assortment of vintage cocktails (plus 25 terrific small dishes to enjoy while you drink them), The New Old Bar is a how-to manual on bringing mid-century cocktail culture to your home bar. Authors Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith comprise the Chicago restaurant and catering duo known as The Hearty Boys, who were the winners of the very first series of The Next Food Network Star. The Hearty Boys have catered events for President Barack Obama, and they have fed notables from Oprah Winfrey to Hillary Clinton. In this fun and beautifully photographed book, McDonagh and Smith tell readers about the proper tools needed for hosting successful cocktail parties, including vital information on bar setup, equipment needs, and proper shaking and blending techniques. The Hearty Boys have charmed the country with their breezy, insouciant take on food and entertaining, and now they bring the same warmth, humor, and easy expertise to the world of classic cocktails. Drink up!