review Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie and Beyond 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them 103

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Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie and Beyond 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind ThemC facts expanded anecdotes and full color vintage images from extremely uncommon sources round out this must have volume Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails From ePUB #231 For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable ta. In my apartment and among my cocktail aficionado friends this book is simply known as 'the bible' It's just that good that authoritative that sound a guide to the righteous spiritual path for all right thinking personsI've got most of the several excellent books recently published in this New Golden Age of the Cocktail but if I could only keep one this would be it Other books may have recipes; this edition has 100 not counting the several authoritative recipes given for many well known classic drinks eg Martini Rusty Nail Manhattan Sazerac et al Other books may have lore or even exotic rediscoveries or guidance on how to use a muddler or bar spoon But this is as far as I'm concerned the only truly essential guide for the true cocktailianHis clear stirring denunciation of the abuse to which the venerable Old Fashioned has been subjected over the past few decades As the years wore on it morphed into a veritable fruit cocktail with oranges orange juice cherries and sometimes even a piece of pineapple oft times all mushed together or shaken together with whiskey Either way this created an ugly slurry that has nothing to do with the original drink would by itself earn this book a place of honor upon the altar of cocktail alchemy Buy this book You have no idea how much you've already been missing it

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Rediscovered drink recipes shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends provides Vintage Spirits eBook #189 new resources for uncommon ingredients and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers Histori. This is a tough one to review When it originally came out it was probably uite original and somewhat revolutionary However nearly a decade into the cocktail revolution most of these drinks are no longer forgotten and at least among the cocktail geek crowd many are almost basic commonplace drinks Further while many of the spirits he talks about were no doubt exotic and often forgotten or hard to find at the time of publication most are uite well known today and many have been brought back from the grave by various micro distillers and specialty spirit merchandisers The book is pretty to read with some interesting historical notes to the drinks and Haigh's photos of old bottles and mixing euipment are wonderful That said the pictured drink rarely resembles the recipe it is listed next to which seems like a ridiculous error The biggest issue however are the drinks themselves most just aren't very good Haigh never really says outright whether he is trying to do a book capturing the historically correct recipes for these drinks the way that David Wondrich does in his excellent book Imbibe or whether he is printing his own version based on classic recipes though there seem to be several instances where he appears to go both ways In any case the drinks are almost always poorly balanced either FAR too sour or overly sweet As a result it's unclear how correct it is as a historic catalogue of drinks and as far as a simple recipe book it produces generally poor results

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review Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie and Beyond 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them 103 · ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails From the AlamaIn this expanded and updated edition and Forgotten PDF #203 of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits historian expert and drink aficionado Dr Cocktail adds another fine recipes to his hand picked collection of rare and worth. There are some good looking recipies but I really like the history and side comments and hints in this book