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Imbibe! [Hardcover]

David Wondrich , Dale DeGroff
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6 Nov 2007
A lively, historically informed and definitive guide to classic American cocktails. Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colourful, little known history of classic American drinks and the ultimate mixologist's guide in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar. Wondrich reveals never before published details and stories about this larger than life figure, along with recipes for 100 punches, cocktails, sours, fizzes, toddies and other essential drinks.

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  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: PERIGEE (6 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399532870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399532870
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Amazing read. David Wondrich brings the prof. Jerry Thomas into the modern day Bar to serve up and tell you a story about some of Cocktails most legendary Drinks. Wondrich's amazing depth of knowledge really shines through and even brings two Legends of the Industry together with the King of Modern Cocktails Dale DeGroff's foreword ("Back in 1985 when the Legendary New York restauranter Joe Baum asked me to create a classic bar" is his opening line- Pure DeGroff if you've ever met him!). A great read for any cocktail enthusiast and a must have for anyone in the industry!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Bar lover's must! 14 April 2012
By TomTom
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This book doesn't just cover the history of cocktails but introduces the passion of a great bar tender! Wondrich is an academic and writes like one, a few sentences get a little heavy at times...but nevertheless he obviously enjoys a good drink that is made well, and not just for the drink but for the atmosphere, the theatre and the ambience. Wondrich's passion and story telling is a must for anyone who has made the choice not to drink booze but considers a tipple every now and then, the magic of creating something special for the right occasion and enjoying the drink not for the sake of drinking.
His research into the Proffesor's life (you'll have to read the book) shows how the bar can be a rough place, a fun place, a naughty place, a complicated place and a simple place but get this book if you want to know how the cocktail bar all began and has influenced even the best pubs of the UK in the way a customer should be treated from the welcome to the making of the best drink in the house - whatever your choice is - do you love to tend the bar? then read Imbibe!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Imbibe review 16 Oct 2011
By Thomas
Format:Hardcover
A very interesting read with an amazing amount of content which really helps you begin to understand the vast amount of history and the origins of Mixology. A must read for anyone who has a strong interest in cocktails and mixolgy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book to boost bar tending knowledge 1 April 2011
Format:Hardcover
A fantastic read to boost your knowledge on not only classic cocktails but Jerry Thomas and his craft, the tools of the trade and the evolution and history of what we now know as cocktails and bar tending. The smooth writing style with anecdotes and whit make for an easy and memorable read.
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