Atomic Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for Modern Times

Atomic Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for Modern Times

by Karen Brooks, Gideon Bosker, Reed Darmon
     
 
Turn off the TV, cue up Old Blue Eyes, and turn on the night with this complete guide to classic and contemporary drinks. The ultimate invitation to swank refreshment, Atomic Cocktails takes you deep inside the rituals and mythology of the fabulous fifties and swingin' sixties.

Tough day at the office? Unwind with a nice, cool Urban Bourbon. Looking

Overview

Turn off the TV, cue up Old Blue Eyes, and turn on the night with this complete guide to classic and contemporary drinks. The ultimate invitation to swank refreshment, Atomic Cocktails takes you deep inside the rituals and mythology of the fabulous fifties and swingin' sixties.

Tough day at the office? Unwind with a nice, cool Urban Bourbon. Looking for the perfect martini? Authors Brooks, Bosker, and Darmon shed light on the shaken vs. stirred theories and introduce you to six savvy versions. Party time? The Guava Daiquiri of the Party Gods will have you dancing in the moonlight.

Atomic Cocktails reveals the secrets ardent swingers have spent years discovering, including the fundamentals of mixology and how to master all the classics: the Manhattan, Side Car, Old-Fashioned, Mint Julep. The Atomic Cocktails repertoire includes space-age selections, tropical exotica, summer coolers, hot shots, some real originals, and specials from the alcohol-free zone. It even includes a guide to gadgets and glassware. And you'll find an indispensable shopping section that covers all the essential ingredients from flavored vodkas to fine rum, complete with recommendations for both high-end and budget options.

So break out the swizzle sticks and get yourself ready, it's time for a little liquid libation, atomic style.

Karen Brooks is an award-winning journalist whose articles on food, travel, and the arts have appeared in many national publications, including the Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post, and The National Observer. With Gideon Bosker, she is the author of several books, Patio Daddy-O (Chronicle Books) among them. Currently the arts and entertainment editor at The Oregonian, she lives and works in Portland.

Gideon Bosker is an author, photographer, and connoisseur of popular culture. He has written and collaborated on numerous books, including Fabulous Fabrics of the '50s and Patio Daddy-O (both from Chronicle Books).

Reed Darmon is an award-winning newspaper designer and artist whose hobbies include tireless flea market searching for artifacts of popular culture and drinking like a grown-up. His recent design work includes the Patio Daddy-O cookbook, journal, and cards. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and works for The Oregonian.

Editorial Reviews

A. J. Jacobs
. . .[A] smartly concocted but bandwagon-trailing array of kitschy beverage recipes. . . .answer this. . .Do you really have the patience to grate a quarter teaspoon of ginger for an 'Angry Red Planet'? If soI raise my glass to you. —Entertainment Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760760109
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/14/2004
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.66(d)

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Meet 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.

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