the appetizer:

Anecdotes and recipes fill Good Spirits by A. J. Rathbun, including Eden; Rock and Rye; Americano; The Sazerac; and Strega.



Good Spirits
Recipes, Revelations, Refreshments,
and Romance, Shaken and Served with a Twist

by A. J. Rathbun

In Good Spirits, mixologist and poet A.J. Rathbun presents 450 cocktail recipes featuring a variety of spirits, mixers, and garnishes.

For those who appreciate the art and craft of the cocktail, Good Spirits is the authoritative collection of libations that's as lively as a great party. Rathbun's style, wit, and unabashed enthusiasm for his subject will encourage even casual drinkers to give his creative recipes a try. Serious aficionados will enjoy his versions of the classics as well as his informative takes on drink histories, keeping a well-stocked home bar, and other considerations.

Full of stunning, full-color photographs and written in a fun, conversational tone, Good Spirits is overflowing with delicious drinks. Some recipes are scaled up to serve a crowd; others are meant for intimate gatherings of two or designed for a single serving. All are surrounded by tangy insights, juicy information on liquors and liqueurs, exuberant bar talk and party chatter, and enough home entertaining ideas to keep anyone's calendar full throughout the year.


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Good Spirits
Recipes, Revelations, Refreshments,
and Romance, Shaken and Served with a Twist

by A. J. Rathbun
Harvard Common Press, 2007
$29.95; Hardcover, 496 pages
ISBN: 1558323368
ISBN-13: 978-1-55832-336-0
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