An impressive amount of American cocktail history is packed into this state-by-state survey of spirited beverages.
Brian Bartels, an actual bartender and bar owner based in Madison, Wisconsin, is not here simply to tell you that the Sazerac comes from New Orleans or the Pendennis Club originated in Louisville. He’s sharing tales of the truly offbeat, of the drinking establishments with the oldest pedigrees, and of locally-made liquors or mixers which capture the spirit of their place.
With more than 100 recipes, including contributions by legendary bartenders such as Audrey Sanders and Jeffrey Morgenthaler, this is a cocktail geek’s treasure trove which will expose all but the most well-traveled to new pleasures, such as the Willie Stargel from Pennsylvania, Thunder Alley from North Dakota, and the Fool’s Gold from Hawaii.
Hardcover. Color illustrations throughout.