Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, 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 nineteenth-century figure, along with definitive recipes for more than 100 punches, cocktails, sours, fizzes, toddies, slings, and other essential drinks, along with detailed historical and mixological notes.
This colorful and good-humored volume is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the timeless appeal of a well-made drink-and the uniquely American history behind it.
'Imbibe! Is a book that should be part of any spirits library. If you need to find the history of a particular cocktail, you will find not only information on that drink, but its ingredients and construction.' Bourbon Veach
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