Anyone can host an affair to remember with Party Drinks! This full-color, stylishly contemporary book helps hosts select a signature beverage infused with sophisticated flair. Using reliable recipes and simple tools and instructions, hip drinks are easy to mix up at home, eliminating excuses to stay stuck in that old tonic/soda water rut. Every party-thrower and party-goer will enjoy these classic and new recipes, selected for their great taste, panache, and preparation ease. Whether you’re celebrating the first 90-degree day, a first date, or the first night in a new apartment, recipes such as Summer Beer, French 75, and Steaming Spiked Cider ensure that any soirée’s beverage of choice has flair, twist, and flourish. A.J. Rathbun covers the essentials of bar equipment, glassware, mixers, and garnishes, as well as what kinds of alcohols and mixers to buy (and how much), from basic to all-out.
From the original preface: The Americans, to whom we are indebted for a great number of ingenious inventions that have added greatly to the comfort of the human race, were the first to introduce these wholesome and invigorating Refreshers. For many years they only flourished in the United States, but have at last become acclimatized in every quarter of the globe, and are now the acknowledged drink at all Bacchanalian revels. Every great city now boasts of its "Alabama Fog-cutters," its "Connecticut Eye-openers," its "Thunderbolt Cocktails," its "Lightning Smashers," its "Boston Nose-warmers," its "Magnetic Crushers," its galvanic "Lip-pouters," its "Josey Ticklers," and its "Leo Coaxers." It occurred to the author of this work that it was only right that the public should be made acquainted with the precise manner in which these drinks are manipulated, there being a vast difference in both their flavour and effect if made from a proper recipe. Leo, during his lengthened soujourn in America, collected an unlimited number of original and other recipes for Drinks and has become a great benefactor to the British nation... It is our intention to select from his gigantic catalogue of recipes upwards of two hundred various compounds, each of which has been extensively patronized by bon vivants of every country...
From absinthe frappes to whiskey cocktails and everything in between, you'll find it all in The Twentieth-Century Guide for Mixing Fancy Drinks. Originally released in 1900, this guidebook has plenty of tasty temptations for the vintage cocktail enthusiast. Published as part of the Classic Cocktail Guides and Retro Bartender Books series, this facsimile edition includes a resource section with online sources for rare and hard-to-find ingredients.
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