The Cocktail Companion: A Guide to Cocktail History, Culture, Trivia, and Favorite Drinks by Cheryl Charming. The Cocktail Companion spans the cocktail's curious history from the 1500s through the illicit speakeasy culture of prohibition to the explosive, dynamic industry it is today. Author Cheryl Charming, one of the top talents in the mix all energy in America, adds her own special splash of panache to this veritable encyclopedia of cocktail culture. Along the way, you will learn all about your favorite spirits, the history of the cocktail garnish, the different types of ice used in a cocktail, and get the scoop on all types of cocktails from around the globe. Also featured are famous bartenders, from the 1800s to today. Learn all about craft beers, from their beginnings to today, along with a list of the most popular ones, state-by-state.
Also featured are chapters on glassware, barstools, and terminology; cocktails in film, music, and television; drinking songs and games, toasts, cocktail trivia, poems, bar tricks, limericks, and more. Also feature in over 75 recipes of cocktails, mixers, and bitters, this is the essential guide to all things cocktail!
My Opinion: This book is very interesting with things you may not have known about alcohol, for example not all vodka is made with potatoes like you would think they can also use corn, wheat, honey and more to make vodka. There are so many great recipes in here that you can try and make at home.
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