Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today

Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today

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by Warren Bobrow
     
 

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At the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold. Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar & Lounge in Philadelphia, and 1022 South in Tacoma, as well as "vintage" and "homegrown"

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At the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold. Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar & Lounge in Philadelphia, and 1022 South in Tacoma, as well as "vintage" and "homegrown" cocktail aficionados, find inspiration in apothecary cocktails of old.  Now you can too! Apothecary Cocktails features 75 traditional and newly created recipes for medicinally-themed cocktails. Learn the history of the top ten apothecary liqueurs, bitters, and tonics that are enjoying resurgence at trendy bars and restaurants, including Peychaud's Bitters, Chartreuse, and Vermouth. Find out how healing herbs, flowers, and spices are being given center stage in cocktail recipes and traditional apothecary recipes and ingredients are being resurrected for taste and the faint promise of a cure. Once you’ve mastered the history, you can try your hand at reviving your favorites: restoratives, sedatives and toddys, digestifs, and more. Whether you’re interested in the history, the recipes, or both, you’ll love flipping through this beautifully presented book that delves into the world of apothecary cocktails.

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"Perhaps a gardener would understand that Warren Bobrow wants to help with your aches and pains. After all as a gar-tender, the methods of healing go back to the earliest times through bitters, tonics, elixirs and teas. All come from the garden. And the alcohol? Well, that may be the most active ingredient of all! Apothecary Cocktails attempts to discover the association between the healing plants in the garden to the cocktail bars of the present.
Even if you aren’t hurting somewhere on your body, just a look through this beautifully written and photographed book is bound to make you feel better." — Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Founder, Beekman 1802

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610588591
Publisher:
Fair Winds Press
Publication date:
11/01/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
961,352
File size:
23 MB
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Meet the Author

Warren Bobrow has published over three hundred articles on food, wine, and cocktail mixology. In addition to his popular blog, The Cocktail Whisperer he writes for the Williams-Sonoma blog, Foodista.com, Voda magazine, Saveur, Serious Eats, The Beverage Journal and Beverage News and Edible New Jersey. Warren has taught social media and food writing at the New School in NY as well as the Institute for Culinary Education. He is a Ministry of Rum judge and was the only journalist from the USA asked to participate in Fete de la Gastronomie 2012 in Paris.  cocktailwhisperer.com/

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Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cocktails like these are missing from a visit to your local rite aid or walgreens. Too bad they took the fun out of the pharmacy with big pharma.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
these certainly will take the sting out of being sick!