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Party Drinks!: 50 Classic Cocktails and Lively Libations
     

Party Drinks!: 50 Classic Cocktails and Lively Libations

by A.J. Rathbun
 

Anyone can host an affair to remember with Party Drinks! This full-color, stylishly contemporary book helps hosts select a signature beverage infused with sophisticated flair. Using reliable recipes and simple tools and instructions, hip drinks are easy to mix up at home, eliminating excuses to stay stuck in that old tonic/soda water rut. Every party-thrower and

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Anyone can host an affair to remember with Party Drinks! This full-color, stylishly contemporary book helps hosts select a signature beverage infused with sophisticated flair. Using reliable recipes and simple tools and instructions, hip drinks are easy to mix up at home, eliminating excuses to stay stuck in that old tonic/soda water rut. Every party-thrower and party-goer will enjoy these classic and new recipes, selected for their great taste, panache, and preparation ease. Whether you're celebrating the first 90-degree day, a first date, or the first night in a new apartment, recipes such as Summer Beer, French 75, and Steaming Spiked Cider ensure that any soiree's beverage of choice has flair, twist, and flourish. A.J. Rathbun covers the essentials of bar equipment, glassware, mixers, and garnishes, as well as what kinds of alcohols and mixers to buy (and how much), from basic to all-out.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Party Drinks! entertains you while teaching you how to entertain with a minimum of hassle. Rathbun’s style and wit will make this not only a helpful book, but a fun read, too.”—Mardee Haidin Regan, author of The Bartender’s Best Friend, and Gary Regan, author of The Bartender’s Bible

“If this fun, breezy book doesn’t get your party started, you should consider investing in a new set of friends.”—David Wondrich, cocktail columnist for Esquire

“The next time you’re looking to have some fun, turn to Party Drinks! for inspiration. From the classic Martini to a sexy Singapore Sling, Party Drinks! has the recipe to jump start any party!”—Colin Cowie, author of Dinner After Dark

“It’s so nice to get back to the ‘classic’ recipes for today’s cocktails. Too many cocktails have been brutalized by know-it-all bartenders who think waving a bottle of vermouth over a glass of gin makes it a Martini—not! The Martini recipe in this book passed the father-in-law test—and my father-in-law is the most discriminating cocktail drinker I know. That says it all.”—Tom Douglas, author of Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558322738
Publisher:
Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
50 Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

A. J. Rathbun is a freelance food and entertaining writer and the author of Champagne Cocktails, Wine Cocktails, Dark Spirits, Luscious Liqueurs, Party Drinks!, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award-winning Good Spirits. Rathbun earned his MFA in creative writing from Western Michigan University, and has worked variously as a buyer for Amazon.com, an usher at the Art Institute of Chicago, a rock band roadie, an envelope stuffer, a marketing assistant, the director of the Poetry After Hours program at the Seattle Art Museum, an online editor, a waiter, and of course, a bartender. In addition to his cookbooks, Rathbun is the editor of In Their Cups and the author of Want, two poetry collections. Rathbun has been a guest, talking about drinks, food, entertaining, and kitchen products, on numerous radio shows, including Martha Stewart's Everyday Food satellite radio program and USA Radio, has done interviews with a variety of publications, including the Seattle Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Arizona Republic, and has contributed to the magazines Every Day with Rachael Ray and Wine Enthusiast, among others. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Museum of the American Cocktail. He teaches cocktail classes at the cooking school Dish It Up, one of which was recently profiled in the magazine Traditional Homes. Rathbun lives in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about him and his books, and to read his blog, Spiked Punch, and check out a few of his drink-making videos, visit his website at www.ajrathbun.com.

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