Classic Cocktails

by Salvatore Calabrese

Sterling | April 28, 2006 | Hardcover

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In a stylishly dressed bar-top guide, renowned bartender Calabrese introduces a definitive list of 110 drinks you'll want to make and imbibe, topped off with recipes, delicious background stories, and glorious photographs. Anecdotes and vintage images recall classic cocktail eras from the Prohibition speakeasy to the wartime lounge. In addition to expert instructions for mixing and stocking ingredients, find out whether martinis should be shaken (James Bond) or stirred (Somerset Maugham), how Trader Vic created the Mai Tai, and why a California surfer named Harvey banged his head against the wall.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 2.76 × 1.77 × 0.37 in

Published: April 28, 2006

Publisher: Sterling

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1402739109

ISBN - 13: 9781402739101

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Classic Cocktails

by Salvatore Calabrese

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 2.76 × 1.77 × 0.37 in

Published: April 28, 2006

Publisher: Sterling

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1402739109

ISBN - 13: 9781402739101

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In a stylishly dressed bar-top guide, renowned bartender Calabrese introduces a definitive list of 110 drinks you'll want to make and imbibe, topped off with recipes, delicious background stories, and glorious photographs. Anecdotes and vintage images recall classic cocktail eras from the Prohibition speakeasy to the wartime lounge. In addition to expert instructions for mixing and stocking ingredients, find out whether martinis should be shaken (James Bond) or stirred (Somerset Maugham), how Trader Vic created the Mai Tai, and why a California surfer named Harvey banged his head against the wall.

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"A witty, well-presented cocktail manual...from one of London's most respected bartenders. A must-have."—The New York Times

“It has all the time-honored recipes, plus lots of interesting, celebrity-laced cocktail lore and abundant illustrations."—Bon Appétit
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