Shaken Not Stirred: A Vodka Lover's Guide to Martinis and Bloody Marys. Featuring 101 Vodka Cocktail Recipes

By Matthew Papcun

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Vodka is without doubt one of the oldest distilled spirits in lifestyles and is still one of many top-selling on the planet. everybody has drank vodka in a few form or shape sooner or later of their lifestyles; no matter if it was once in a sophisticated, Apple Martini or one hazy evening with a bottle of Popov. might be you spent one evening in your yacht, rolling round in gold files with a bottle of Ciroc. okay, perhaps that final instance used to be a bit achieving yet i feel we will all agree that it'd be striking. You're drawn to this ebook since you are or are looking to turn into a vodka drinker. or even you're a long-time bartender, like me, who desires a few extra wisdom on one in every of your favourite spirits. no matter what your cause, thanks for taking the time to learn my ramblings, and I've received you lined. As you discover this e-book, you are going to find out about the heritage of the main flexible spirit ever made, the variations among grain, potato and fruit-based vodkas and the secrets and techniques to creating the proper martini. I additionally introduce you to vodka's ally, the Bloody Mary and percentage with you the heritage and top recipes of the last word breakfast drink. Plus over a hundred vodka-based craft cocktail recipes from worldwide. So learn on, my new ingesting associates. Let's start. yet first, i have to refresh my drink.

About the Author

I'm a bartender from the Detroit sector. long ago 15 years I've accrued an important quantity of data followed by means of a wealth of reports. in case you keep on with me alongside my self-publishing trip, you'll reap the benefits of either. I intend to put in writing approximately all the major spirits and inform the entire tales i will be able to be mindful alongside the best way. Doing what i've got performed for those handed years has given me a different view of the area and that i love sharing it with humans. on the way to learn my random day-by-day options, you are able to do so on my weblog at There, you can even sustain to this point on my newest tasks and most recent releases. i'm humbled through the eye that I've gotten due to my paintings and that i will do my most sensible to honor and stay as much as the compliment that has been given to me. i'm regularly open in your suggestions and reports. thanks for taking the time to profit a bit extra approximately me.

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Craft Cocktails at Home: Offbeat Techniques, Contemporary Crowd-Pleasers, and Classics Hacked with Science

Think of It as Your PhD in Drinking.

In Craft Cocktails at Home, you’ll embark upon a exclusive trip as you tips on how to make a few of the world’s such a lot cutting edge, designated, and scrumptious cocktails.

flavor scientists, engineers, and gifted bartenders with many years of expertise all contributed their services to create this must-have advisor for beginners and execs alike.

Ever questioned what makes water style solid? interested in what relatively occurs through the barrel-aging method? attracted to which “molecular” materials have the easiest texture?

those questions and extra, responded inside of.

With 250 pages and sixty five recipes

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A Natural History of Wine

A beautiful survey of the technology of wine and winemaking for someone who has ever puzzled concerning the magic of the fermented grape

a great bottle of wine should be the spark that conjures up a brainstorming consultation. Such was once the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who often collaborate on publication and museum exhibition initiatives. while the dialog grew to become to wine one night, it virtually unavoidably led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the opposite a molecular biologist—to commence exploring the numerous intersections among technological know-how and wine. This booklet provides their attention-grabbing, freewheeling solutions to the query “What can technological know-how let us know approximately wine?” And vice versa.
Conversational and available to every body, this colorfully illustrated e-book embraces nearly each conceivable quarter of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an realizing of what creates this advanced beverage) to body structure and neurobiology (for perception into the results of wine at the brain and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, they usually extend the dialogue to incorporate insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, or even classical historical past. The ensuing quantity is indispensible for somebody who needs to understand wine to its fullest.

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Mini Bar: Whiskey: A Little Book of Big Drinks

By Mittie Hellmich

The Mini Bar sequence probably small in dimension, yet every one tiny tome is full of vintage and unique recipes that pack relatively a wallop! Whiskey enthusiasts will locate every thing from the best new york to the normal Southern-Style Mint Julep. each one quantity during this new sequence tells the heritage of its specific alcohol, in addition to its specified characteristics and features. A thesaurus of crucial bar instruments and cocktail terminology will make sure readers not just stroll the stroll of a professional mixologist, but in addition speak the controversy. With greater than 50 scrumptious recipes, this little cocktail booklet makes a lively stocking stuffer or superb present.

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We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Brewers

By Sean Lewis

An eye-opening trip into craft beer–making in the US, and what you will find within the quest to brew the precise pint
Sean Lewis was once dwelling in Boston whilst he first set foot contained in the Blue Hills Brewery. He used to be writing for BeerAdvocate magazine approximately America's craft brewers, and the then-fledgling Blue Hills was once his first project. Lewis used to be instantly struck through the spirit of the brewers he met there. That stopover at might lead him first to an extensive learn of beer-brewing, and later to a nation-spanning trip into the heart―and the art―of American beer making.

What Lewis stumbled on alongside the best way was once a bunch of like-minded craftsmen―creators who were not afraid to talk their minds, who observed their rivals as loved pals. a bunch who takes sheer pleasure of their paintings, and who seeks an analogous form of stability of their lives as they do within the barrels they brew. He shared pints with pioneering upstarts like Paul and Kim Kavulak of Nebraska Brewing corporation, and talked store with craft beer stalwarts like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and bombastic innovators like Greg Koch (the "Arrogant Bastard" in the back of Stone Brewing Co.). He came across, in them and others, a group that positioned its soul into its paintings, who sees beer-making as an extension of themselves.

We Make Beer is not only a party of yankee brewing, yet of the spirit that binds brewers jointly. it really is approximately what you could detect in your self if you positioned your fingers and your middle into crafting definitely the right pint.

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Bucket List Bars: Historic Saloons, Pubs, and Dives of America

By Clint Lanier, Derek Hembree

Forty Bars, Twelve towns, One Book

locate your method to the main ancient saloons, pubs, and dives of the United States. those are the watering holes that formed our state and created our kingdom. locate the favourite spots of our Founding Fathers, the locations the place the main famous celebrities may possibly chill out, and the joints that the majority wouldn t stroll into with out a bodyguard.

for every bar, you'll get a whole historical past taken without delay from the proprietors and bartenders. you will find out what to anticipate in the event you pass this day. you will get suggestion on what beverages and meals to reserve. And we will even proportion insider's suggestions so that you will not stand out like a tourist.

you will additionally get rapid entry to short on-line documentaries made for every bar so you will be aware of earlier than going precisely what to anticipate, what to reserve, and who to speak to.

Bucket checklist Bars is the definitive advisor to the historical saloons, pubs, and dives of the US. additionally Included:
- QR Code-Linked Documentary Video of every Bar--A First of its style for Guidebooks
- QR Code-Linked movies in their Signature beverages so that you be aware of What to Order
- close by Distractions within the zone To Make each one stopover at Complete
- different remarkable Bars within sight to go to in case you have the Time

Boston Area
El Paso area
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
ny City
San Antonio
San Francisco
Tucson Area

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99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink

By Kate Hopkins

Kate Hopkins knew there needed to be extra to whiskey than utilizing it as a mixer. She had an unquenchable thirst to benefit extra approximately "the drink" and set out on an bold itinerary gaining knowledge of its background. Combining complete study with casual narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskey's position within the heritage of the realm. She visited historians and pub proprietors, went to distilleries owned by means of enterprises who promote millions of gallons in step with day, and artisans who promote hundreds of thousands of gallons in keeping with 12 months, and interviewed the aficionados and the typical drinkers, simply because the best points of whiskey is not only its style, however the tales in regards to the drink which are instructed round the bar. As an extra bonus, she discusses the high quality paintings of distilling, the correct how one can drink whiskey, and gives tasting notes on diverse manufacturers, all within the desire of studying the simplest shot of the liquor.

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The Little Green Book of Absinthe: An Essential Companion with Lore, Trivia, and Classic and Contemporary Cocktails

By Paul Owens

Read Paul Owens and Paul Nathan's posts at the Penguin Blog

a party of "the eco-friendly goddess"-this is the 1st publication to proportion absinthe recipes because it was once lately legalized within the U.S.

This engaging little quantity offers a set of greater than a hundred absinthe cocktail recipes that draw upon the vintage roots of the drink in addition to its new iterations. Readers may be entertained with nuggets of absinthe heritage and trivialities, together with the culture of the fairway fairy, recognized devotees of the drink, and the myths (or evidence) of its hallucinatory houses.

Readers will research that:
•America's most renowned early cocktail, the sazerac, used to be a brand new Orleans construction that referred to as for a touch of absinthe

•When the absinthe backlash began within the Eighteen Nineties, Edgar Degas' masterpiece L'Absinthe used to be booed off the public sale block at Christie's in London

•An skilled absintheur can determine a model from around the room simply by gazing the way it louches-the manner the herbs' oils cloud the drink because the bartender provides water

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Making the Best Apple Cider

considering 1973, Storey's nation knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to assist readers grasp dozens of state residing talents quick and simply. There are actually greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their notable attractiveness displays the typical wish of kingdom and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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World Whiskey

World Whiskey is a protracted past due visible bible of over seven-hundred around the world whiskeys. "Whiskeys well worth the Wait" listing spreads make up the physique of the e-book, marrying jointly distillery heritage, in-depth tasting notes, and a photo. Guiding you thru each very important distilling nation—starting with the wealthy forms in Scotland, happening to woody bourbon and rye within the US, and completing with the diversity of sorts on hand in Asia and Australasia—you're certain to discover a enjoyable dram anyplace you are.

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