Synopses & Reviews
From a glittering Stardust Martini to a Cognac Zoom, Atomic Cocktails blasts into the ether with more than 50 Space Age cocktails. Tonic to tequila, mood music to maraschino cherries, this book's for everyone who isn't sure what goes into a Gimlet and thinks Angostura is a kind of sweater. It reveals the secrets that ardent swingers have spent years discovering, including the fundamentals of mixology and how to master all the classics. The repertoire includes cosmic concoctions, tropical exotica, summer coolers, hot shots, some real originals, and specials from the alcohol-free zone. The authors also add a guide to essential ingredients and tips on mixing a drink with a knowing flick of the wrist -- plus how to serve it in the perfect glass with the perfect garnish. Come on you birds and hot daddies, it's happy hour!
Atomic Cocktails brings back the glamour such as it is of tippling a-go-go. Written by nostalgia buffs Karen Brooks, Gideon Bosker and Reed Darmon, the book delivers dozens of cocktails with a 50s and 60s point of view. The 50 recipes include classics such as martinis and Manhattans to libations such as Guava Daiquiri of the Party Gods and Hot Buttered Rumba. Rookies will find the basics (equipment, techniques, ingredients) here too, not to mention a very amusing read.
Also useful is Atomic Cocktails by Karen Brooks, Gideon Bosker and Reed Darmon. This one focuses on mixed drinks from the fifties and sixties and the array of products and accessories they inspired. Where else are you going to find out how to mix up a batch of Ray Guns or Angry Red Planets?
Start the summer parties off with a bang, with Atomic Cocktails, a bright new collection of drinks, vintage graphics and detailed bayside reference. Surefire hits like the Brazen Martini (violet liqueur and an orange twist in the place of vermouth), Neon Watermelon Margaritas and the fearsome-sounding Angry Red Planet (bloody mary with wasabi), just might wreak everlasting havoc on cocktail life as we know it.
-- 24 napkins
-- 12 reusable coasters with cocktail recipes
-- 2 swizzle sticks
About the Author
Gideon Bosker is an Oregon based author, photographer, and connoisseur of popular culture whose many books include Freak Show, and Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s.
Karen Brooks is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in many national publications. She is currently the arts editor and restaurant critic for the Oregonian in Portland, Oregon.
Reed Darmon is a newspaper designer and artist.