Imbibe! : from absinthe cocktail to whiskey smash, a salute in stories and drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, pioneer of the American bar (Book, 2007) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Imbibe! : from absinthe cocktail to whiskey smash, a salute in stories and drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, pioneer of the American bar

Author: David Wondrich
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Perigee Book/Penguin Group, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A lively, historically informed, and definitive guide to classic American cocktails. Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks--and the ultimate mixologist's guide--in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar. Wondrich reveals never-before-published details and stories about this larger-than-life nineteenth-century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Jerry Thomas; Jerry Thomas
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wondrich
ISBN: 9780399532870 0399532870 0399172610 9780399172618
OCLC Number: 154308971
Awards: Winner of the James Beard Award
Description: xiii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "Professor" Jerry Thomas: Jupiter Olympus of the bar --
How to mix drinks, or what would Jerry Thomas do? --
Punches --
Children of punch: collinses, fizzes, daisies, sours, collers, and cobblers --
Handful of egg drinks --
Toddies, slings, juleps, and such --
Cocktails and crustas --
Chanelling the professor: new drinks from sixteen of the top mixologists of our time --
Bitters and syrups.
Responsibility: David Wondrich.

Abstract:

A lively, historically informed, and definitive guide to classic American cocktails. Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks--and the ultimate mixologist's guide--in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar. Wondrich reveals never-before-published details and stories about this larger-than-life nineteenth-century figure, along with definitive recipes for 100 punches, cocktails, sours, fizzes, toddies, slings, and other essential drinks, plus twenty new recipes from today's top mixologists, created exclusively for this book. This colorful and good-humored volume is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the timeless appeal of a well-made drink--and the uniquely American history behind it.--From publisher description.
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