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Book recommendation: Imbibe!


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Book recommendation: Imbibe!

Sgt Snackers | Dec 29, 2007 01:50 PM

I just wanted to call attention to a new book, called "Imbibe!" by David Wondrich. I just picked up a copy and am absolutely enthralled. The book focuses on the history of *classic* American cocktails, with fairly rich (and often funny) backstories to go along with the 100 or so cocktail recipes, many of which are taken from 19th century sources. The writing is funny, the history behind each drink fascinating, and it's quite interesting to read about the development of fizzes, slings, sours, and cocktails in pre-Prohibition days. This is a book that really gets deep into the history of cocktail making and I'd highly recommend it to classic cocktail enthusiast.

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