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

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

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572846128
  • Publisher: Agate
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 73,090
  • File size: 207 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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Table of Contents


Apertif     1
Of Ice and Men     9
Slam, Bang, Tang     31
Straight Up     47
On the Rocks     59
Libation Tribulations     95
How Sweet It Is     115
Cocktails and Combat     145
Here's How! (and Where)     155
The Spirits of Christmas     177
Nightcap     189
Index     195
Acknowledgments     205
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2010

    Great Gift

    Eric Felten Wall Street Journal Saturday articles on history of cocktails were great. This book is a entertaining and informative on a few classic cocktails.

    We purchased these for Christmas gifts this year for friends. They have all enjoyed reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    Bravo!

    Eric Felten has penned an instant classic for anyone who appreciates the difference between the 'real thing' and knock-offs -- in cocktails and in life.

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