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Cocktails: A Global History (Edible) [Hardcover]

Joseph M. Carlin

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1 Sep 2012 Edible
Cocktails are the most American of alcoholic beverages, and at the same time the most international of drinks. Created in the United States around 1806, they quickly spilled over into all corners of the globe. The cocktail's ancestor, punch, arrived from the British colonies and became a mainstay of taverns and entertaining at home in the eighteenth century. After ice began to be mechanically harvested and sold, and mixers such as soda water invented, the modern cocktail was born; and with it cocktail parties, cocktail dresses, cocktail hors d'oeuvres, cocktail napkins and the Molotov cocktail. From Singapore to New York, Rio to Bangkok, Joseph M. Carlin describes how cocktails have influenced society around the world, and explores the new breed of cocktails currently being fashioned by artisanal mixologists. Featuring many tempting recipes, "Cocktails: A Global History" will appeal to anyone who enjoys a cocktail or is interested in how some of our most popular drinks were invented and travelled around the globe.

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Joseph M. Carlin writes for Nutrition Today and teaches food history at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great historical introduction to cocktails 4 April 2013
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This is a great, basic, concise introduction to cocktails. I would have liked more detail about the history of cocktails and different cocktails. It seemed really short in the eBook version like you could put it in a 50-page book. Lots of stuff I didn't know.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great History of Cocktails 3 Jan 2013
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I have always been facinated by the history of drinks and this book serves as a difinitive history of spirits and drinks. You'll been fascinated and surprised by some of the things you'll learn. A must read for any serious mixologist.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cheers for Cocktails: A Global History 15 Nov 2012
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This is a fun and fascinating history of the cocktail - from the early punches to today's top favorites.
You're bound to learn a lot and have tales to tell at your next cocktail party.
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