Early Oregon fur traders concocted a type of distilled beverage known as "Blue Ruin," used in commerce with local Native Americans. Drawn by the abundant summer harvests of the Willamette Valley, distillers put down roots in the nineteenth century. Because of Oregon's early sunset on legal liquor production in 1916--four years before national Prohibition--hundreds of illicit stills popped up across the state. Residents of Portland remained well supplied, thanks to the infamous efforts of Mayor George Baker. The failed national experiment ended in 1933, and Hood River Distillers resurrected the sensible enterprise of turning surplus fruit into brandy in 1934. Thanks in part to the renowned Clear Creek Distillery triggering a craft distilling movement in 1985, the state now boasts seventy distilleries and counting. Author Scott Stursa leads a journey through the history of distilling in the Beaver State.
Early Oregon fur traders concocted a type of distilled beverage known as "Blue Ruin," used in commerce with local Native Americans. Drawn by the abundant summer harvests of the Willamette Valley, distillers put down roots in the nineteenth century. Because of Oregon's early sunset on legal liquor production in 1916--four years before national Prohibition--hundreds of illicit stills popped up across the state. Residents of Portland remained well supplied, thanks to the infamous efforts of Mayor George Baker. The failed national experiment ended in 1933, and Hood River Distillers resurrected the sensible enterprise of turning surplus fruit into brandy in 1934. Thanks in part to the renowned Clear Creek Distillery triggering a craft distilling movement in 1985, the state now boasts seventy distilleries and counting. Author Scott Stursa leads a journey through the history of distilling in the Beaver State.
Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award in "Beverage" category Finalist for the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Book Awards Winner of the 2018 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book A stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the world's most acclaimed bartenders. Meehan's Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan's magnum opus--and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehan's storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehan's deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, drink mixing technique, and the tools you'll need to create a well-stocked bar--all brought to life in over 150 black- and-white illustrations by artist Gianmarco Magnani. The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktail classics--including Meehan originals--plus insights as to why he makes them the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender's creative process. Organized by spirit base, the recipes contain detailed annotations and are accompanied by fine art photographer Doron Gild's breathtaking, full-color photos. Thoughtful contributions from more than 50 colleagues around the world who've greatly contributed to global cocktail culture further contextualize Meehan's philosophy. Timeless black-and-white portraits of these industry experts round out this comprehensive tome. This densely informative, yet approachable manual is presented in an iconic package--featuring a textured cover with debossed type, rounded corners, and nearly 500 pages--making it an instant classic to be enjoyed now, and for years to come. Whether you're a professional looking to take your career to the next level or an enthusiastic amateur interested in better understanding concepts like mise en place and the mechanics of drink making, Meehan's Bartender Manual is the definitive modern guide.
The next great ingredient in the craft cocktail revolution has arrived: craft beer. Bartender and cocktail consultant Jacob Grier offers up more than fifty thirst-quenching concoctions featuring beer. Long considered a beverage best enjoyed on its own, beer has now become a favorite ingredient for top bartenders around the world. In Cocktails on Tap, Grier collects the best of these contemporary creations alongside forgotten classics. While the Mai Ta-IPA adds a refreshing note to a tropical favorite, the Green Devil boosts a powerful Belgian beer with gin and a rinse of absinthe. In Cocktails on Tap, the vast range of today’s beers, from basic lagers to roasty stouts and sour Belgian ales, is shaken up for mixologists looking to add some spice—and hop—to their repertoire. “Grier is a masterful guide through the wickedly creative terrain of beer cocktails, offering not just delightful recipes, but history and cultural commentary, too. Connoisseurs and neophytes alike will find much to savor, and the latter will appreciate Jacob’s tutelage in cocktail basics. Grab a copy and start mixing!” —Maureen Ogle, author of Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer “Jacob Grier was at the forefront of the beer cocktail renaissance before many of us had ever contemplated the idea of a beer cocktail. His vast knowledge of beer and passionate dedication to this area of mixology is certain to push the craft of cocktails forward in a positive new direction.” —Jeffrey Morgenthaler, author of The Bar Book
Portland, Oregon has arguably more distilleries than any other city on the planet and they are eager for spirits lovers to taste their goods. In High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke has paved the way and shares with readers what they need to know before, during, and after a spirits tasting tour of Portland's craft distilling scene. From histories to hangover cures, Locke provides readers with pro-tips, recommendations, and insights to enhance their visits to the tasting rooms and distillery tours. This guidebook to the higher proof alcohol made in Portland will help readers find their way around town without getting too drunk, hungover, or lost. Learn helpful tips on getting primed for high-proof drinking and get pointers on the best way to savor and taste craft liquors. First time visitors to a spirits tasting room will will benefit from pointers. For the big picture on the distilling scene, learn about Portland's distillery roots, how it's evolving, and where the future of distilling in Portland is headed. Readers will also get recommendations on the best cocktail bars in the city and see what the city's mixologists are creating with all this booze. Finally, learn about all the other locally made products including glassware, bitters, syrups, and shrubs that go into making a great cocktail at home.
The European tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs--called amari in Italian--has been around for centuries. But it is only recently that these herbaceous digestifs have moved from the dusty back bar to center stage in the United States, and become a key ingredient on cocktail lists in the country’s best bars and restaurants. Lucky for us, today there is a dizzying range of amaro available—from familiar favorites like Averna and Fernet-Branca, to the growing category of regional, American-made amaro. Amaro is the first book to demystify this ever-expanding, bittersweet world, and a must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professional. Starting with a rip-roaring tour of bars, cafés, and distilleries in Italy, amaro’s spiritual home, Brad Thomas Parsons—author of the James Beard and IACP Award–winner Bitters—will open your eyes to the rich history and vibrant culture of amaro today. With more than 100 recipes for amaro-centric cocktails, DIY amaro, and even amaro-spiked desserts, you’ll be living (and drinking) la dolce vita.
Absinthe Cocktails is devoted entirely to cocktails made with barely-legal absinthe. Since this spirit was legalized in the U.S. in 2007, the absinthe category has exploded with 34 new brands introduced in 2008 and consumers willing to pay $50 for a bottle. This book has something to suit everyone's taste—traditionalists will learn how to properly mix absinthe like an old pro with 30 recipes for classic cocktails, while modern absinthe lovers can experiment with 20 contemporary drink formulas from trendsetting bars such as Los Angeles's Varnish and the Lonsdale in London. Absinthe Cocktails gives going green an entirely new meaning!
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.
Nerds unite! For the first time ever comes a book that unites two of the best things in the world: nerd culture, and booze. Because if anything is true, it’s that nerds are awesome, and many of us like to throw back an adult beverage or two while re-watching Firefly for the seventeenth time. The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy has something for all fans, from Agents of Shield to X-Men. With over a hundred delicious and easy-to-make recipes, this is going to be THE go-to book for anyone who loves nerdy pop culture (and drinking). All of the cocktails are created and field tested by the owner of The Way Station, everyone’s favorite Doctor Who themed bar, so you can be assured that these drinks will quench whatever thirst you’ve got. Cocktails include: the George R. R. Martini; the Mai Tai Fighter; Blade Rummer; the Felicia Laundry Day; the Flux Incapacitator; Close Encounters of the Third Lime; Cognac the Barbarian; the Sonic Screwdriver; Beer is the Mind Killer; the Shirley Temple of Doom; the Well Wheaton; Klingon Bloodwine; and The Vermouth is Out There.
This 1930 classic contains hundreds of recipes for ... Cocktails Prepared Cocktails for Bottling Non-Alcoholic Cocktails Cocktails Suitable for a Prohibition Country Sours Toddies Flips Egg Noggs Collins Slings Shrubs Sangarees Highballs Fizzes Coolers Rickeys Daisies Fixes Juleps Smashes Cobblers Frappé Punch Prepared Punch for Bottling Cups The Lucky Hour of Great Wines The Wines of Bordeaux Champagne Burgundy Hocks (Rhine Wines), Steiweins & Moselles Port Sherry
Matt Whiley, AKA The Talented Mr Fox, traces the evolution of the modern bartender against the backdrop of cocktail history with this stylish cocktail recipe book. With more than 60 recipes made from spirit bases including gin, vodka, whiskey, bourbon and cognac, alongside expert advice on equipment and glassware, this is the complete kit to modern cocktail making at home! Learn to make delicious and original cocktails such as the Bangkok Penicillin or the Marmite Martini, Pea Wine or the Rok House Bellini Fermented Cucumber Syrup. From highly acclaimed mixologist and drinks consultant Matt Whiley, this unique cocktail recipe book is the perfect inspiration for creating your own modern drinks cabinet and the perfect how to guide to making delicious and highly creative cocktails from scratch.
Oktoberfest Cookbook will help you create your own Oktoberfest-inspired feasts with 50 recipes straight from Germany's most famous beer halls. Oktoberfest Cookbook features all the favorite recipes from Munich's beer tents: sauerkraut, sausages, sauerbraten, and beyond, with 50 recipes for both traditional Bavarian dishes and modern takes on food stall favorites. Recipes include snacks and soups, meaty and vegetarian mains, and sweet desserts and treats. Full-color photography, tips, and feature spreads on "Wiesn" knowledge capture the Oktoberfest atmosphere at its best. Whether you dream of an Oktoberfest adventure, are hosting a party of your own, or simply love authentic German cuisine, Oktoberfest Cookbook will have you raising your glass to shout "Prost!"
Previously fallen from grace, vermouth is once again the next big thing in spirits. Over the years, vermouth has fallen from grace, but the truth is, without vermouth, your martini is merely an iced vodka or gin. Now, once again, vermouth is being touted as the hottest trend in spirits. It is showing up in copious amounts on the best cocktail menus in the best cocktail lounges around the country. Vermouth has a rich history, deeply intertwined with that of America, and this book offers the first-ever detailed look into the background of this aromatized, fortified wine, as well as vermouth's rise, fall, and comeback in America.
With the success of the second edition of Bourbon Mixology featuring the signature bourbon cocktails from iconic bars, this was simply a book that had to be. Fans of complex bourbon cocktails, the bars themselves, as well as bourbon in-general enjoyed the content, and fun, of Bourbon Mixology II. There simply had to be a third book in the series. This edition once again takes the concept celebrating the signature bourbon cocktail of iconic bars but it does it will all new, yet equally iconic, locations. We have 30 more for you here. This list includes: Aero Club Bar/San Diego American Cut/New York Ashton Cigar Bar/Philadelphia Atomic Liquors/Las Vegas Bad Genie/Milwaukee Bar at Husk/Charleston Barrel Proof/New Orleans The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar/Seattle Beauty & Essex/New York Bitters Bock and Rye/San Francisco Blake Street Tavern/Denver Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey/Baltimore Butcher and the Rye/Pittsburgu Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar/Philadelphia The Flatiron Room/New York The Goat's Beard/Philadelphia Hermitage Hotel (The Oak Bar)/Nashville Irvington/New York Japp's Since 1879/Cincinnati Kingside/New York Lapellah/Vancouver (Washington) Livestock Tavern/Honolulu Mac McGee Decatur Square/Decatur (Georgia) Manifest/Honolulu Mr. C's Irish Pub/Houston Nectar/Seattle Phoenix Cocktail Club/Milwaukee Reserve 101/Houston Spenard Roadhouse/Anchorage Stanton Social/New York Whiskey River/Amarillo
"A single-subject cocktail book devoted to the brunchtime classic, the Bloody Mary, with 50 recipes. The Bloody Mary is one of the most universally-loved drinks. Perfect forbreakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and beyond, there simply isn't a wrong time for aBloody. In The Bloody Mary, author Brian Bartels--beverage director for thebeloved West Village restaurants Jeffrey's Grocery, Joseph Leonard, Fedora, Perla, and Bar Sardine--delves into the fun history of this classic drink. (DidHemingway create it, as legend suggests? Or was it an ornery Parisian bartender?)More than 50 eclectic recipes, culled from top bartenders around the country, willhave drinkers thinking outside the vodka box and taking garnishes to a whole newlevel"--
Life on 1/10th the fossil fuels turns out to be awesome. We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens. Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming. Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, global warming, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, and a mindset of separation from nature. It also includes a readable but authoritative overview of climate science. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere. The core message is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better. Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American. Peter speaks purely on his own behalf, not on behalf of NASA or Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
"Organized in a state-by-state regional format, [this guide] keeps thirsty travelers informed when they cross a state line and armchair travelers entertained as they consider the complexity and variety of state laws enacted since the repeal of Prohibition"--Page 4 of cover.
Not every revolution requires an insurrection, and not every renaissance begins in salons, galleries or cloistered chambers. The cocktail seemed an unlikely candidate to start either a revolution or a renaissance, but somehow over the past decade, it has managed to become the center of both. Today the cocktail is celebrated at week-long conferences and festivals that draw thousands. Taking cues from a wider culinary movement that s been building steam for decades, craft-cocktail bars (and the bartenders and writers who inhabit them) are digging in the depths of the drink s rich history and apply these fresh-taught lessons to new drinks, appropriating techniques and skills acquired everywhere from centuries-old handbooks. However, as fascinating as today s artisan-driven or tech-savvy craft-cocktail bars can be, there s also a need for cocktail comfort food for exciting drinks that have the benefit of being delicious, and that can be easily prepared by non-professionals. From Paul Clarke, the 2014 Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer and founder of the groundbreaking spirits blog, The Cocktail Chronicles, comes an approachable guide to the cocktail renaissance thus far and as the name implies a chronicle of the cocktails that have come along the way. The Cocktail Chronicles is not a lab manual for taking the cocktail experience to a molecular level; nor is it an historical monograph tracing the details of our forebears as they developed and mixed the drinks we enjoy today. Instead, The Cocktail Chronicles is a collection of approachable, and easily replicable drinks that all share the same thing: a common deliciousness and a role -- both big and small -- in the ongoing and thriving cocktail renaissance. This collection of expertly curated recipes represent a photo album of sorts snapshots of people encountered over the years, with some close friends and family members depicted alongside a few dimly remembered strangers. The Cocktail Chronicles believes cocktails should be fun: it doesn t demand the purchase of a new product for every recipe or require hours spent preparing a single ingredient -- that is a sure way to suck the joy right out of it. Life is complicated a good drink doesn't have to be. To that end, The Cocktail Chronicles has you covered."
Reveals all of the cocktail recipes available at the famous PDT bar as well as behind-the-scenes secrets on bar design, food, and techniques.
Ultimate Bar Book is the first and only guide to classic and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips, this book has it all. As a mistress of mixology, the author has the classics down to a Tthe Martini, the Bloody Mary, plus the many variations (the Dirty Martini, the Virgin Mary). And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler. Illustrations show precisely what type of glass should be used for each drink. With dozens of recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups; punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages; andlet's not forgetan essential selection of hangover remedies, Ultimate Bar Book is nothing short of top-shelf.

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