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The Little Green Book of Absinthe: An Essential Companion with Lore, Trivia, and Classic and Contemporary Cocktails

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ISBN13: 9780399535635
ISBN10: 0399535632
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A celebration of "the green goddess"-this is the first book to share absinthe recipes since it was recently legalized in the U.S.

This enticing little volume presents a collection of more than 100 absinthe cocktail recipes that draw upon the classic roots of the drink as well as its new iterations. Readers will be entertained with nuggets of absinthe history and trivia, including the tradition of the green fairy, famous devotees of the drink, and the myths (or facts) of its hallucinatory properties.

Readers will learn that:

•America's most famous early cocktail, the sazerac, was a New Orleans creation that called for a dash of absinthe

•When the absinthe backlash started in the 1890s, Edgar Degas' masterpiece L'Absinthe was booed off the auction block at Christie's in London

•An experienced absintheur can identify a brand from across the room just by watching how it louches-the way the herbs' oils cloud the drink as the bartender adds water

Synopsis:

This volume presents a collection of more than 100 absinthe cocktail recipes that draw upon the classic roots of the drink as well as its new iterations. Readers will be entertained with nuggets of absinthe history, including the myths of its hallucinatory properties.

About the Author

Paul Owens owns the San Francisco restaurants Tortilla Heights and Fish Bowl Bar & Grill.

Paul Nathan is the founder and owner of absintheology.com and absintheparty.com. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dave Herlong is a bold premier mixologist who has been working at The Palms in Las Vegas.

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readingfan1958, February 4, 2012 (view all comments by readingfan1958)
When I picked up this slender volume devoted to Absinthe I was excited, not having found anything before on this subject. I did wonder, though, how someone could write 162 pages about Absinthe. It does have an interesting past, being a drink imbibed by artists and authors to free their minds.

"An essential companion with lore, trivia, and classic and contemporary cocktails." From the dust jacket. The first part of the book contains an interesting introduction, moving along to Absinthe Essentials. Here is where you find considerable information about absinthe; how it is made,whether wormwood is always used, how it is bottled, and various forms of the drink. There is also a recipe for making absinthe; it makes quite a bit, so be prepared. My favorite section is a chart that lists several brands, and gives you their origin, style, background, taste, and what it is best with. I almost made an expensive mistake, as the one I was going to buy was listed as "overpowering mint and high alcohol content." Doesn't sound like a favorite to me!

The balance of the book has drink recipes. This is a fun part to read, and the drinks are separated in several categories, so you can choose your favorite, such as Hemingway's Dream, Corpse Reviver, Van Gogh, or Eden's Apple. All in all, this is a very informative book about absinthe and the different types of drinks that benefit from the use of it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399535635
Subtitle:
An Essential Companion with Lore, Trivia, and Classic and Contemporary Cocktails
Author:
Owens, Paul
Contribution by:
Herlong, Dave
Contribution:
Herlong, Dave
Author:
Nathan, Paul
Publisher:
Perigee Trade
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cocktails
Subject:
Drinking customs -- History.
Subject:
Beverages - Bartending
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Bartending and Liquor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100202
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.50x5.74x.54 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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