Dive into an opulent universe of punches, cobblers, toddies, slings, sours and a host of other classic old-world cocktails! Legendary bartender Jerry Thomas (1832-1885) whose name was once synonymous with quality in the world of high-end drink, compiled this seminal volume in 1862. In doing so, he codified the concoctions that have become the backbone of high-end bars around the world! Often lauded as the father of mixology, Jerry Thomas, in addition to penning this book (the first drink book ever published in America), popularized inventive drinks and elevated the practice of bartending to an art form.
At the height of his popularity in the 19th Century, people all over the country were eager to taste Thomas' recipes. While serving as the principle bartender at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco he earned more money per week than the Vice President of the United States! Perhaps most famous for his signature cocktail, the Blue Blazer, which involves pouring flaming whiskey between two glasses to create a dramatic pyrotechnic display, Jerry Thomas laid the foundations for today's cocktail renaissance while Abraham Lincoln was still in the White House.
To this day, Thomas is celebrated as one of the most creative bartenders in history. With this trove of astounding cocktail recipes in your hand you'll never be short on inspiration behind the bar!
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 soirée’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.
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Can success be bred? Can prosperity be induced? Welcome to the beginning of a new dystopian world where the weak rise up to reach their fullest potential ... and rebel. Disadvantaged children like Joel Taw and his classmates are destined to underachieve and become a crutch on society. An experimental project seeds fear within their dreams to motivate the chosen children to a greater potential. Threatened by the disintegration of personal freedom for communal innovation, the chosen ones band together on a frantic quest and use their bestowed successes to expose the crippling truth to the entire human race. Challenge your mind and sharpen your decoding skills, there are over one hundred coded messages within the narrative. Each message reveals an extra element to the plot.
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