Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis

By Kingsley Amis

A present for somebody who loves stable liquor and high-proof prose: a suite of hilarious and deeply trained writings approximately drink from one of many all-time authorities.
Kingsley Amis used to be one of many nice masters of comedian prose, and no topic used to be more expensive to him than the artwork and perform of imbibing. This new quantity brings jointly the simplest of his 3 out-of-print works at the topic. in addition to a sequence of well-tested recipes (including a cocktail known as the fortunate Jim) the e-book comprises Amis’s musings at the Hangover, The Boozing Man’s vitamin, What to Drink with What, and (presumably as a question of hypothesis) How to not Get Drunk—all leavened with enjoyable quizzes at the making and ingesting of alcohol world wide. blending useful knowledge and hilarious opinionation, this can be a pleasant cocktail of wry humor and distilled wisdom, served through one among our nice gimlet wits.

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Great Whiskeys

The fitting ingesting spouse for any whiskey lover-generous, a professional, and keen to head anywhere-Great Whiskeys covers each whiskey kind, from unmarried malt, combined, and grain, to bourbon, rye, and extra. masking 22 nations of history and leading edge manufacturers, fans and converts alike won't discover a extra entire, obtainable, and travel-friendly source.

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Single Malt and Scotch Whisky: A Guide to Hundreds of Brands and Varieties

By Daniel Lerner

This consultant to unmarried malt and Scotch whiskey is an important source for newcomers and professional specialists alike. It comprises greater than 2 hundred manufacturers and forms of Scotch and unmarried malt whiskey. rankings and designated info on Scotch and the Scotch are integrated. info on every one model comprises the forms’ energy, aroma, taste, and distinguishing features. The historical past and lore of unmarried malt and Scotch whisky is proven in either textual content and colour photographs.

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Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol

By Iain Gately

A lively examine the heritage of alcohol, from the sunrise of civilization to the fashionable day

Alcohol is a primary a part of Western tradition. we've been ingesting so long as we now have been human, and for higher or worse, alcohol has formed our civilization. Drink investigates the background of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate dating with alcohol from historic Egypt to the current day.

Drink additional records the contribution of alcohol to the beginning and progress of the us, taking within the struggle of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey rebellion, the slave exchange, and the failed scan of nationwide Prohibition. ultimately, it offers a historical past of the world's most famed drinks-and the world's most famed drinkers. filled with trivialities and colourful characters, Drink quantities to an intoxicating heritage of the area.

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives, Volume 1

Alcohol intake is going to the very roots of approximately all human societies. varied nations and areas became linked to differing types of alcohol, for example, the “beer culture” of Germany, the “wine culture” of France, Japan and saki, Russia and vodka, the Caribbean and rum, or the “moonshine culture” of Appalachia. Wine is utilized in non secular rituals, and toasts are used to seal company bargains or to have fun marriages and kingdom dinners. even if, our relation with alcohol is one in every of love/hate. We additionally control it and tax it, we cross legislation approximately whilst and the place it’s applicable, we crack down significantly on under the influence of alcohol using, and the USA and different nations attempted the failed “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition.
While there are numerous encyclopedias on alcohol, approximately all technique it as a substance of abuse, taking a medical, clinical viewpoint (alcohol, alcoholism, and treatment). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol examines the heritage of alcohol all over the world and is going past the historic lens to check alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, as well—both for solid and for ill—from the earliest days of humankind.

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The Boozy Baker: 75 Recipes for Spirited Sweets

By Lucy Baker

The Boozy Baker is a enjoyable choice of recipes for muffins, pies, truffles, cookies, and extra, all of which include a hearty dose of alcohol. domestic bakers will realize vintage treats equivalent to profiteroles, peach cobbler, and spiced Bundt cake, and be thrilled by means of the methods they're reinvented with chocolate stout, almond liqueur, or even Jägermeister. that includes greater than 30 full-color pictures, the booklet additionally comprises sidebars all through with directions for getting ready funky cocktails that upload a punchy praise to a number of the recipes.

Whether you're a pastry perfectionist or a one-bowl newbie, a bonafide mixologist or simply searching for the way to polish off a number of dusty bottles, this cookbook is bound to develop into a favourite, its pages splattered with chocolate, sprinkled with sugar, and garnished with a twist.

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The Wet and the Dry: A Drinker's Journey

By Lawrence Osborne

Selected as a best Ten publication of the yr via Dwight Garner, New York Times

A “fearlessly sincere account” (Financial Times) of man’s love of drink, and an insightful meditation at the that means of alcohol intake throughout cultures worldwide
Drinking alcohol: a loved culture, a deadly habit, even “a disorder of the soul” (as as soon as defined by way of a gaggle of younger Muslim males in Bali). In his wide-ranging travels, Lawrence Osborne—a veritable gourmet himself—has witnessed opposing perspectives of alcohol throughout cultures around the globe, compelling him to ask yourself: is ingesting alcohol an indication of civilization and sanity, or the very opposite? the place do societies fall at the spectrum among indulgence and restraint? 
An immersing, arguable, and infrequently irreverent shuttle narrative, The rainy and the Dry deals provocative, occasionally unsettling insights into the deeply embedded conflicts among East and West, and the wonderful effect of consuming at the modern international at the present time.

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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 formidable itinerary getting to know its background. Combining finished study with casual narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskey's position within the historical past of the realm. She visited historians and pub proprietors, went to distilleries owned by means of businesses who promote hundreds of thousands of gallons in step with day, and artisans who promote millions of gallons in step with 12 months, and interviewed the aficionados and the typical drinkers, simply because the most effective points of whiskey isn't just its style, however the tales concerning the drink which are instructed round the bar. As an further bonus, she discusses the fantastic paintings of distilling, the right kind how you can drink whiskey, and offers tasting notes on diversified manufacturers, all within the wish of gaining knowledge of the simplest shot of the liquor.

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The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide

By Sharon Tyler Herbst

What's a filthy Martini? How do you pronounce Cuarenta Y Tres? Which glass do you utilize for a Stinger? How did the Margarita get its identify?

Answers to those questions and hundreds of thousands extra are available in The final A-to-Z Bar Guide, a one-stop, basic cocktail advisor that includes greater than 1,000 drink recipes and six hundred definitions for cocktail-related terms.

The final A-to-Z Bar Guide deals a distinct mix of gains, including:

Definitions of over six hundred cocktail- and drink-related phrases, together with liqueurs, different types of beverages, cocktail jargon, and the etymology of beverages just like the Martini and the bushy Navel, all geared up in an easy-to-use A-to-Z layout with sound-out phonetics.
Drink recipes for greater than 1,000 cocktails for each season and occasion.  Each recipe is whole with a image exhibiting the precise glass to use.
principles on tips to ensure visitors have a good time whereas encouraging in charge drinking.
tips about every thing from stocking a house bar to choosing the proper glassware, plus a great deal of expert bartending tips and shortcuts for growing the ideal cocktail.
Humor via anecdotes, toasts, and charges from the recognized and infamous.
4 indexes that make discovering the directory you will have a snap!

Accessible, enjoyable, hip, and written within the Herbsts' inimitable sort, The final A-to-Z Bar Guide merits a spot at each domestic bar.

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