Saturday, June 21, 2014

Five top books about cocktails

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on cocktails:
by David Wondrich

Jerry Thomas was a nineteenth-century pioneer of the American bar, creating cocktails, punches, sours, and toddies that lived long after the publication of his 1862 Bartender's Guide. In this James Beard Award-winning book, the foremost historian of the American cocktail pours out Thomas's story in a lively style ballasted by deep research -- and topped off with a sparkling selection of recipes old and new. (To follow Wondrich on his further excursions into the deep past of convivial drinking, you'll want to read his equally intoxicating Punch.)
Read about the other titles on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue