The American Cocktail: 50 Recipes That Celebrate the Craft of Mixing Drinks from Coast to Coast
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France has wine, Germany's got beer, but America is the land of the cocktail. And cocktail culture is flourishing with bartenders across America combining local, artisanal, and homemade ingredients to create drinks with complex layers of flavor. From the editors of Imbibe Magazine comes this unique book filled with 50 favorites from some of the best bartenders coast to coast offering modern twists on classic drinks, plus all-new creations, complete with a look into each recipe's inception and unique ingredients. Whether it's a marionberry bramble from Jeffrey Morgenthaler in Portland, Oregon, or a strawberry julep from Jenni Pittman Louisville, Kentucky, or an apple-based cocktail from Jim Meehan in New York City, the cocktails that define the American landscape are deliciously diverse. Consider this book your personal cross-country tour of America's most intriguing regional cocktail flavors, traditions and stories.
fit snugly over a mixing glass, enabling you to strain a cocktail into a glass. Often used in cojunction with a fine-mesh strainer for double straining cocktails. Ice crusher: Available in both electric and hand-crank versions, these handy little machines are useful if you frequently need larger quantities of crushed ice. Jigger: A tool used to measure liquid for cocktails. A jigger holds 1½ ounces. Measuring glass: A small glass used for measuring out cocktail ingredients. Look for one with
Wassail is a deeply rooted tradition in the Midwest and a popular regional staple throughout the cold-weather season. Every winter as the holidays approach, many Wisconsinites still take part in the age-old “wassailing of apple trees,” a ritual dating back to the fifteenth century that involves sprinkling wassail on apple trees to ensure a strong, healthy harvest and to keep the trees safe from evil spirits. Wassail always blends apples and winter holiday spices, but the sweeteners and spirits
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