The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks
A Golden Age For Cocktails
Anthony Dias Blue
is a golden age for cocktails," writes Anthony Dias
Blue, wine whiz and James Beard Foundation Award winner.
It is true, and while there are those ever in search for
a lighter beer or wine with less carbohydrates (we are appalled
to note) a well-mixed cocktail is neither in nor out, it
just is—an integral part of our lives. Blue's
revised guide covers the gamut, from the classic, to the
tropical to the kitschy, and it just occurred to us that
the Sex on the Beach with its horrible name (and therefore
a drink we never tried) might just have become a classic
in its own right.
more than 1,000 recipes, the cocktail set will find tips
on how to stock a bar, definitions (do you know what a toddy
is? No? A smash, then? Still no? You really need this book),
calorie charts, mixology tips and illustrated descriptions
of glasses. We can't wait to try our hands at the Tropical
Itch (a recipe from the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Big Island,
Hawaii), which almost made us forget that we're at work.
And then the Velvet Hammer, the Bunny
You see where
this is getting us? We're terribly tempted. Cheers to Blue's
handy, practical, no-frills approach to mixed drinks.
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