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From the Publisher
Part travelogue, part instruction manual, part bar philosophy, part
discursive history, Mondo Cocktail: A Shaken and Stirred
History fits into a larger genre than your average bartending
book. It is a whimsical examination of the drinks that have
captured our imagination and have symbolically identified certain
areas and people all over the world.
Mondo Cocktail gives a careful anatomy of 12 classic
cocktails and their origins, and teaches the reader far more than
the proper method of making these concoctions. The book gives the
reader all the requisite knowledge they will need for opening
cocktail party conversation about the history of libation and its
cultural importance, not to mention fun and entertaining trivia
such as where and how Ernest Hemingway drank his Daiquiri; Abraham
Lincoln''s sordid part as a bourbon distiller; Kentucky and the
Mint Julep; the Cuba Libre; the birth of the FDA as a precursor to
Prohibition; the only recipe Jackie Kennedy pinned up in the White
House kitchen; the world''s first cocktail; the world''s most
expensive cocktail, and much more!
Beautifully packaged in a small hardcover edition and illustrated
throughout, this is the perfect gift for the drinks connoisseur in