A to Z of Cocktails by John Doxat lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Ward Lock, 1984, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Cocktails once typified the bright, effervescent nature of the Twenties and early Thirties. Countless variations were invented, and part of the fun of drinking them was in the often bizarre names they were given. Then, as a more serious mood set in, all except the classic mixes like Dry Martini and Manhattan were forgotten. In Britain the tradition only lived on in a few international hotel bars, their White Ladies and Sidecars a nostalgic reminder of a vanished era.
Now mixed drinks are back in fashion again. Wider travel and a constant quest for novelty have made us more adventurous in our drinking, and the attentive host knows that one way to please his guests is to offer something a little more exciting than a predictable straight drink.
This book shows the home barman how to make a wide range of cocktails and other mixed drinks like fizzes and daisies, flips and sours. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout, it includes a drinks-based index to help those with limited or depleted stocks of spirits and liqueurs.
In his introduction, John Doxat gives sound, practical advice on basic ingredients and equipment, and he sets the scene by tracing the history of the cocktail back to its origins in the United States.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small ding to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
120 pages. Index. 11″ x 8¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £5.00 on my delightful website… (added to my Food & Drink category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…