400 pages, 8.4 × 5 × 0.9 in
October 6, 1998
Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0767901975
ISBN - 13: 9780767901970
Read from the Book
The New Cocktail CultureThe trouble with the world is that everybody in it is three drinks behind.--HUMPHREY BOGART, AMERICAN ACTOR AND COCKTAIL LOVERFamed British satirist Samuel Butler once said, "The human intellect owes its superiority over that of the lower animals in great measure to the stimulus which alcohol has given to imagination." Of course these words were penned in the seventeenth century, which only goes to show that what goes around comes around . . . or everything old is new again. Yes, cocktails are definitely back in a major way. But with a twist, as a new generation passionately embraces the retro cocktail heyday of the 1940s and '50s and mixes it with twenty-first-century flair to create a hip new cocktail culture that's sexy, inventive, and exciting, with a generous jolt of attitude.With The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide as your "cocktail connection," you'll be right in the swing of things. We've compiled what we hope is an intoxicating blend of drink recipes and terms in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format, complete with liberal dashes of humor through jokes and quotes from the famous and infamous. And we've topped it all off with an ample spritz of cocktail techniques, tips, history, etymology, and phonetic pronunciations.So, you ask, just what's in this tasty little tome? First of all, there are over 1,000 drink recipes--more than most people will need in a lifetime. You'll find everything from timeless classics like the Martini, Manhattan, and Mint Jule
From the Publisher
What's a Dirty Martini? How do you pronounce Cuarenta Y Tres? Which glass do you use for a Stinger? How did the Margarita get its name?
Answers to these questions and thousands more can be found in The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide, a one-stop, user-friendly cocktail guide featuring more than 1,000 drink recipes and 600 definitions for cocktail-related terms.
The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide offers a unique blend of features, including:
Definitions of over 600 cocktail- and drink-related terms, including liqueurs, types of drinks, cocktail jargon, and the etymology of drinks like the Martini and the Fuzzy Navel, all organized in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format with sound-out phonetics.
Drink recipes for more than 1,000 cocktails for every season and occasion. Each recipe is complete with a graphic showing the appropriate glass to use.
Ideas on how to make sure guests have a great time while encouraging responsible drinking.
Tips on everything from stocking a home bar to choosing the right glassware, plus loads of professional bartending tricks and shortcuts for creating the perfect cocktail.
Humor through anecdotes, toasts, and quotes from the famous and infamous.
Four indexes that make finding the listing you want a snap!
Accessible, fun, hip, and written in the Herbsts' inimitable style, The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide deserves a place at every home and professional bar.
About the Author
Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst are the authors of the bestselling Wine Lover's Companion. Sharon is the award-winning author of twelve books on food and wine, and the foremost writer of culinary reference books, including the bestselling Food Lover's Companion and Food Lover's Tiptionary.
From Our Editors
Cocktails are cool again and now you can make more than 1,000 different kinds! Home bartenders will find everything they need to know about mixing drinks in The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide. Besides recipes, this guide features more than 500 definitions of bartending terms, explanations of types of drinks, liqueurs and mixers, cocktail lore and tips on stocking a home bar. Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst also offer readers hangover cures, jokes, toasts, quotes and loads of fun facts.