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Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie (100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them)

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits historian expert and drink aficionado Dr Cocktail adds another fine recipes to his hand picked collection of ra

  • Title: Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie (100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them)
  • Author: Ted Haigh
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  • Page: 252
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand picked collection of 80 rare and worth rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cIn this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand picked collection of 80 rare and worth rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world s movers and shakers Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, and full color vintage images from extremely uncommon sources round out this must have volume For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale.

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    1. Horace Derwent on said:

      i transcribed all this book down on pieces of paper, word by word, recipe by recipe

    2. Helmut on said:

      Vodka cocktails will never teach you anythingPersönlich konnte ich früher mit Cocktails nichts anfangen. Orangensaft, Zitronensaft, Grapefruitsaft, Maracujasaft und darunter versteckt zweitklassiger Alkohol, damit man ihn nicht schmecken muss. Und, als Single Malt-Trinker, konnte ich schon dem Gedanken nichts abgewinnen, der Spirituose der Wahl die Qual des Vermischens mit anderen Flüssigkeiten anzutun - insbesondere, wenn Gäste in meinen Talisker Cola schütten wollten.Nun bin ich davon wei [...]

    3. John Sgammato on said:

      This was an unexpected gift that opened up a world of cerebricidal adventures. The writing is fun and the research seems sound; the trick is in the lab exercises. I've made most of the cocktails in the book, if you don't count those that call for the mysterious Swedish Punsch. I've grown as a mixologist, both in skill and in confidence, thanks to this book. They're not all winners, but it's a valuable course of study!

    4. H James on said:

      Like the handful of other significant cocktail books released between 1997 and 2007, Vintage Spirits is worthy of recognition for the change it wrought (this book had a fantastic positive influence on today's leading mixologists) but can no longer be recommended as a serious practical reference. With perhaps three or four exceptions, the recipes presented here have either been adopted into the canon and modernized in the past decade (in which case newer books should be consulted) or they contain [...]

    5. Alex Orr on said:

      This is a tough one to review. When it originally came out, it was probably quite original and somewhat revolutionary. However, nearly a decade into the "cocktail revolution" most of these drinks are no longer forgotten, and at least among the cocktail geek crowd, many are almost basic, commonplace drinks. Furthermore, while many of the spirits he talks about were no doubt exotic and often forgotten or hard to find at the time of publication, most are quite well known today and many have been br [...]

    6. Paul on said:

      In my apartment and among my cocktail-aficionado friends, this book is simply known as 'the bible'. It's just that good, that authoritative, that sound a guide to the righteous spiritual path for all right-thinking persons.I've got most of the several excellent books recently published in this New Golden Age of the Cocktail, but if I could only keep one, this would be it. Other books may have more recipes; this edition has 100, not counting the several authoritative recipes given for many well-k [...]

    7. Sazerac on said:

      I'm still working my way through this book, but it is already my favorite cocktail book EVER! One of the great things about this book is that it forces the drinks mixer to acknowledge the significance of ingredients. It really teaches you that ingredients are critically important and a recipe can be utterly useless without very specific ingredients. The lesson of ingredients is a difficult one to learn with this book because it sends you off on wild chases for obscure liquors and bitters. You wi [...]

    8. Iris on said:

      Our modern professor, Ted Haigh, marries fabulous design (handy spiral-bound pages within a hard cover, busy yet elegant page layouts, fine color photographs) and extremely up-to-date content: I loved his historiography of contemporary cocktail culture, with biographies of the most influential cocktail websites and bartenders to emerge in the past 15 years. A few weeks with this volume and you'll be tight with the cocktail authorities. As for the recipes: if you work with the current contents of [...]

    9. Chris on said:

      Cleverly written and filled with fascinating information and amazing vintage photos. But more importantly, the cocktail recipes are divine. If you enjoy the art of a well made drink, and you want to surprise and delight guests, get this book. It's a fun read, and an absolute treasure trove of cocktail knowledge. This is not a basic or starter bartending guide. There's a final chapter with a fine collection of basic recipes, so the book doesn't leave you high and dry, but I'd still consider it an [...]

    10. JOEY on said:

      I think that "Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails" aims to fill the gaps left by standard cocktail guides like Mr. Boston. Ted Haigh's cocktail lore, photos, and technique are for the at least intermediate drink maker. It's unfair to dislike this book on the grounds that it is too advanced, or heavy in things other than recipes. Opening the book to any page will give you a sense of its purpose.I find Haigh's writing to be entertaining and sharp. I used to tend bar, and this book is a great g [...]

    11. Ethan on said:

      A brilliant and beautiful book. Many cocktail books try to live at the intersection of recipe/reference, attractive to look at, and readable all the way through - Haigh's is one of the very few to succeed. Filled with recipes for cocktails nearly no bartender is going to know (researched, reported on, and tweaked for the 21st century palate), wonderful photos of cocktail memorabilia (fascinating to see the labels of old bottles of bitters), and a charmingly gruff and opinionated take on how to m [...]

    12. Amy on said:

      I'm working my way through the drinks in this one slowly but surely. It's currently my go-to book when I want to play not to mention holds 2 of my 3 favorite cocktails within its pages.I appreciate the text and information provided within as well as the drinks being kept as close to the source material as possible. Adaptations are explained which I appreciate since many cocktail books don't explain why they choose to alter something. A few little things that the publisher did and I love are the [...]

    13. Rooks on said:

      Fun, informative, easy to use and lovely to look at - this is basically everything I like in a recipe book. Having now made more than five cocktails from it, I can say that while I don't love every recipe, there's plenty to explore for every palate. Also, having recently acquired the PDT book, the liquor shopping list for VS&FC doesn't look half so imposing as it once may have, which is good. Seriously though, this is definitely one of my most recommended mixology books, and if you're into t [...]

    14. Chelsea on said:

      As a complete cocktail noob, I found this book to be tedious to read and attempt to comprehend. A casual drinker looking for some real cheer in the art of vintage beverages, this book was not for me. The author is clearly knowledgeable about the drinks he discusses, however, in instances where particular ingredients are scarce, he does little to assist readers in finding alternatives that might do the drink justice. He also gives no briefing into describing non-typical ingredients that someone o [...]

    15. Elizabeth on said:

      Great book with many drink recipes if you like liquor. Many sweet drinks, some I would leave out the simple syrup if I were making them. Lots of added juices, bitters, and curacao to sweeten the deal.

    16. Raunaq Sahu on said:

      The histories behind some of these cocktails were hugely enjoyable. Nice to have these little back-stories tucked away in your brain - I can irritate people with random facts about their favourite cocktails now!

    17. Heather on said:

      Decided my cookbook collection needed some solid cocktail books, so this is the first to get called in. In a quick glance it looks great, spiral bound for easy use, history of drinks and ingredients and the first recipe calls for both genever and egg white. I'm in love.

    18. Clair Bair on said:

      Really enjoyed Ted's relaxed style of writing and the history behind cocktail drinking - only downer is that is very US based for me. But still great and did you know that cocktails were originally and strictly a morning drink

    19. Evan Hansen on said:

      I don't think it's a stretch to say that it's impossible NOT to learn something new about cocktails from this book for all but the absolute most seasoned of enthusiasts. Well researched, clearly written, and packed with recipes.

    20. Michael on said:

      I love this Cocktail book. Its full of interesting information with a great resource guide and bibliography. All of the drinks I've made so far have been spot on. Can't recommend enough (and thanks to my friend Rooks for telling me about it)

    21. Cheryl on said:

      There are some good looking recipies but I really like the history and side comments and hints in this book.

    22. Kate on said:

      Excellent, colorful, and totally fun. I want to try a great deal of these cocktails.

    23. Adam Bricker on said:

      The title pretty much sums up the general idea, but there's a lot more. Part recipe book, part history book and part wistful booze filled memories.

    24. Wesley on said:

      Very informative, really makes you feel in touch with the cocktail renaissance! The history and ingredient information is very good. Unfortunately, the drink recipes themselves are not very tasty. I've mixed all the cocktails from the book that don't require some obscure, expensive liqueur. Most a few are downright undrinkable, most are mediocre. There's only one, The Derby Cocktail, that I'd mix again with enthusiasm.

    25. Mary Brodd on said:

      This was quite entertaining, not to mention somewhat inspiring (I now own a bottle of Angostura bitters!). The author does point out that there are only so many ways to combine a small number of ingredients, but the commentary for each drink is amusing and the illustrations are wonderful - mostly Art-Deco-era advertising. I've bookmarked quite a few drinks on cocktaildb that I'd like to try after reading this book.

    26. Erik on said:

      valuable for its stories and history as well as its recipes. The format is particularly nice, with a little information with each recipe, rather than a huge history section followed by recipes. A useful guide in the back on finding unusual ingredients. This has sat on my bar and is referenced nearly every party I throw.

    27. Rick Jones on said:

      We have been working our way through the text and recipes since I got it for the holidays. The history is fun & the recipes are great, even if the drink ends up not being to one's taste. It's been a voyage of exploration, as inspiration and ingredients allowwe will have a SERIOUSLY stocked mixer inventory by the time we get through.

    28. Cheri Loughlin on said:

      Excellent introduction book to vintage and classic cocktails with brief and lengthy descriptions of the history of the cocktail, some of the spirits within the drinks and taste descriptions. Terrific photographs of the drinks for reference as well. I refer to this book often. But don't let this be your only guide. It's just a start!

    29. Martin Doudoroff on said:

      Solid update to a unique collection of recipes and commentary. [2017 update:] It’s difficult to overstate the importance of this book—particularly the earlier edition—in the nascent years of the cocktail renaissance. However, so much has changed since then, and this book is simply no longer current.

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