Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Themby Ted Haigh
In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of/i>
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In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers. Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, and full-color vintage images from extremely uncommon sources round out this must-have volume. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale.
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Meet the Author
Ted Haigh, a.k.a. Dr. Cocktail, makes his living as a graphic designer in the Hollywood movie industry and has worked on such spectacles as O Brother Where Art Thou?, American Beauty, and The Insider. He has been researching cocktails since the ’80s and has been referenced by the New York Times, Esquire, the Malt Advocate, Men’s Journal and writes regularly for Imbibe Magazine. He is a partner in CocktailDB.com, an encyclopedic database of cocktail knowledge and curator and designer of The Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.
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I bought this for my husband, who is interested in Tiki drinks and other rum-related drinks. This looked right up his alley and it was in the Staff Picks section, which really helped me find it. I never would have thought to look for something like this. Thanks to the B&N staff member at the Grove! My husband has tried a few recipes from this book, and he loves it. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in drinks and spirits. The photos are quite interesting, too.
I have been making cocktails for a lot of years now and this has been one of my standard cocktail books for several years (since the 1st edition). The second edition adds a few new drinks and a spiral binding that stays open better. Regarding the book, Robert Hess of Drinkboy fame used to categorize drink books into the "Wad-o-drink" books and the specialized books. This is definitely in the second category. It represents a collection of drinks from the heyday of cocktail drinking that haven't remained in the common cocktail lexicon (and that were actually good). If you are interested in exploring cocktail drinking from a historical perspective, this is a must have volume. It provides clear recipes, great historic commentary and information on where to get many of the more obscure ingredients.