How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well by Eric Felten, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well

How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well

by Eric Felten
     
 

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Based on the popular feature in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, How's Your Drink illuminates the culture of the cocktail. Cocktails are back after decades of decline, but the literature and lore of the classics has been missing. John F. Kennedy played nuclear brinksmanship with a gin and tonic in his hand. Teddy Roosevelt took the witness stand to

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Based on the popular feature in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, How's Your Drink illuminates the culture of the cocktail. Cocktails are back after decades of decline, but the literature and lore of the classics has been missing. John F. Kennedy played nuclear brinksmanship with a gin and tonic in his hand. Teddy Roosevelt took the witness stand to testify that six mint juleps over the course of his presidency did not make him a drunk. Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Chandler both did their part to promote the gimlet. Fighting men mixed drinks with whatever liquor could be scavenged between barrages, raising glasses to celebrate victory and to ease the pain of defeat. Eric Felten tells all of these stories and many more, and also offers exhaustively researched cocktail recipes. How’s Your Drink is an essential addition to the literature of spirits and a fantastic holiday gift for husbands and fathers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572846128
Publisher:
Agate
Publication date:
03/01/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
211 KB

Meet the Author

Eric Felten writes the "How's Your Drink?" column for the Wall Street Journal, which appears weekly in the paper's Saturday edition. Born in Phoenix into a family of jazz musicians, he is a singer, trombonist, and leader of the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. He lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and family.

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