"France has wine, Germany's got beer, but America is the land of the cocktail. And cocktail culture is flourishing with mixologists wherever you live combining local, artisanal, and homemade ingredients to concoct drinks with complex layers of flavor. Fifty favorites from the best bartenders coast to coast offer modern twists on heritage drinks, plus all-new creations, complete with glimpses into each one s inception and unique ingredients. This cocktail guide is perfect for mixed drink aficionados, home entertainers, and anyone who enjoys unwinding with a choice beverage after a long day"--Provided by publisher.
"This ultimate guide to American Cocktails collects more than fifty drink recipes from across the U.S., spanning five distinct regions (the South, the Northeast, the Midwest, the West, and the West Coast). Each recipe comes from one of America's top bartenders, and includes a bit of history on the cocktail as well as information about the unique ingredients that go into it. The drinks are both classic and contemporary, often putting a fresh and modern twist on an iconic heritage drink, and each is a sophisticated, artisanal recipe that emphasizes the art of the cocktail"--Provided by publisher.