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Publisher Comments:

The first comprehensive account of the cocktail, newly revised and expanded

The cocktail is as old as the nation that invented it, yet until this entertaining and authoritative account, its story had never been fully told. William Grimes traces the evolution of American drink from the anything-goes concoctions of the Colonial era to the frozen margarita, spiking his meticulously researched narrative with arresting details, odd facts, and colorful figures.

After exploring the proto-cocktails of the early nineteenth century, Grimes tracks the rise of the saloon and the bartender, and the spread of the American cocktail to Europe; the golden age of the cocktail, from 1880 to 1920, when classics such as the Bronx, Manhattan, martini, and daiquiri came into being; the Jazz Age and the subterranean world of the speakeasy; the post-Prohibition lull and the Cold War landscape of cocktails that followed; the strange efflorescence of a Polynesian-influenced lounge culture; and the recent resurgence that has produced a wave of exciting new drinks. (The martini, of course, gets a chapter of its own.) The book includes about one hundred recipes-half of them new for this edition-for both classics and innovations.

Synopsis:

The cocktail is as old as the nation that invented it, yet until this entertaining and authoritative account, its story had never been fully told. William Grimes traces the evolution of American drink from the anything-goes concoctions of the Colonial era to the frozen margarita, spiking his meticulously researched narrative with arresting details, odd facts, and colorful figures.

The book includes about one hundred recipes--half of them new for this edition--for both classics and innovations.

About the Author

William Grimes is the restaurant critic for The New York Times. He lives in Astoria, Queens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865476011
Subtitle:
The Story of the American Cocktail
Author:
Grimes, William
Publisher:
North Point Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Cocktails
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bartending
Subject:
Alcoholic beverages
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Beverages - Bartending
Edition Number:
Revised Edition
Edition Description:
Revised and Rev
Series Volume:
[5]
Publication Date:
20021016
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes Recipes, a Bibliography, and an
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.475 in 0.395 lb

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The cocktail is as old as the nation that invented it, yet until this entertaining and authoritative account, its story had never been fully told. William Grimes traces the evolution of American drink from the anything-goes concoctions of the Colonial era to the frozen margarita, spiking his meticulously researched narrative with arresting details, odd facts, and colorful figures.

The book includes about one hundred recipes--half of them new for this edition--for both classics and innovations.

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