The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book

Overview

Kentucky bourbon is rich in heritage and flavor. With its decadent texture and bold aroma, bourbon distilled in the Bluegrass State has long been a staple of discriminating drinkers around the world. In The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, authors Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler showcase the world of bourbon in a reader-friendly format, highlighting techniques, ingredients, food selection, and glassware for the professional or home bartender.

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Overview

Kentucky bourbon is rich in heritage and flavor. With its decadent texture and bold aroma, bourbon distilled in the Bluegrass State has long been a staple of discriminating drinkers around the world. In The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, authors Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler showcase the world of bourbon in a reader-friendly format, highlighting techniques, ingredients, food selection, and glassware for the professional or home bartender.

This handbook, accompanied by stunning color photographs by Pam Spaulding, contains over 100 recipes for seasonal refreshments, after-dinner cocktails, and unforgettable special-occasion drinks such as the Mint Julep and the classic Manhattan. Everyone, from the bourbon connoisseur to the amateur enthusiast, can appreciate this how-to guide, which embraces the rich heritage and sophistication of a true Kentucky classic.

Joy Perrine has been the bar manager at Equus Restaurant and Jack's Lounge in Louisville since 1985, was named Best Bartender in Louisville by Louisville Magazine, and has won numerous awards for her cocktails.

Susan Reigler is an award-winning former restaurant critic and drinks writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Her articles about bourbon have been published in Malt Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. She is author of the Compass American Guide to Kentucky, Adventures in Dining: Kentucky Bourbon Country, and The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It's always great to see a real bartender getting his or her thoughts and recipes into print. The world needs more books like this one." —Gary Regan, author of The Joy of Mixology" —

"The information here has more than enough detail to assist in planning an outing for the day or a weekend getaway. From the pictures to the narratives, Kentuckians may be more tempted than ever to never leave the state." —Andrew McMichael, Bowling Green Daily News" —

"Consider The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book an essential addition to the literature of commonwealth entertaining and to the recipe collections of well-appointed in-home bistros and cosmopolitan cafes." —Linda Elisabeth Beattie, The Courier-Journal" —

"This is a very good book for any bourbon lover's bar library." —Mike Veach, bourbonenthusiast.com" —

"Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler have experimented with Kentucky bourbons to create a variety of cocktails.... Their collection features unique concoctions for casual dinners or upscale holiday events." —Sharon Thompson, Lexington Herald-Leader" —

"Whether you want to channel your inner Don Draper or develop your own bourbon infusions, this book is a wonderful reference." —The Bloomsbury Review" —

"It's always great to see a real bartender getting his or her thoughts and recipes into print. The world needs more books like this one." —Gary Regan, author of The Joy of Mixology" —

"This book is a very good book for any bourbon lover's bar library" —BourbonEnthusiast.com" —

"Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler showcase the world of bourbon in a reader-friendly format, highlighting techniques, ingredients, food selection, and glassware for the professional or home bartender.... Everyone, from the bourbon connoisseur to the amateur enthusiast, can appreciate this how-to guide, which embraces the rich heritage and sophistication of a true Kentucky classic." -Kentucky Post" —

"As with food, bon appétit. At the very least, bottoms up." —John L. Hoh, Jr., bookideas.com" —

"The tome offers a fresh perspective on an old-age tradition..." — Examiner.com

"Kentucky Bourbon Country... leapfrogs Internet travel sites and gives a comprehensive travel guide that digs deep into each Kentucky region...As a Kentuckian, I'm thrilled with how Reigler explores not only bourbon, but takes you inside several relatively unknown destinations." — Whisky Advocate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813192468
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 333,960
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy Perrine has been the bar manager at Equus Restaurant and Jack's Lounge in Louisville since 1985, was named "Best Bartender in Louisville" by Louisville Magazine, and has won numerous awards for her cocktails. Susan Reigler is an award-winning former restaurant critic and drinks writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Her articles about bourbon have been published in Malt Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. She is author of the Compass American Guide to Kentucky, Adventures in Dining: Kentucky Bourbon Country, and The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks.

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