The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore

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Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Ten Speed Press
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781607745358

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About the Author

ROBERT SIMONSON, journalist and author, is one of the leading authorities on spirits and cocktail culture in the United States. Called "our man in the liquor-soaked trenches" by the New York Times, he has written extensively about cocktails, spirits, bars, and bartenders for the Times, as well as GQ, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate, Imbibe, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn, and Time Out New York. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"an excellent history of the Old-Fashioned"
--Rien Fertel, The Wall Street Journal

"Robert Simonson is such an engaging author that he makes this the perfect book to accompany an easy chair and a well-made Old-Fashioned cocktail . . . An incisive, impeccably researched story of this too often forgotten classic cocktail, resulting in some good rollicking stories that American history is rich in."
--John Mariani, Huffington Post

"[...] you won't be engrossed in his book just because of all the mythology surrounding this storied drink. It's filled with gorgeous photos of the Old-Fashioned in its eponymous glass and with recipes (which comprise a good half of the book) both traditional and modern, swapping out the whiskey for pretty much every other spirit available."
--Ariana Auber, Austin American Statesman

"Simonson takes us on a witty and engaging tour through the drink's long history and ends with recipes for traditional mixes and experimental twists. Like a good old-fashioned, his writing is dry but sweet; it's got a kick, but is also low-key and best savored slowly."
--David Cote, Time Out New York

"If you like a little lore with your whiskey, then this book is for you. It covers the story of how this one drink has survived from the early 19th century, through Prohibition, and now back again to being one of our favorites. [...] Alone or with a bottle of rye, this makes for the perfect holiday gift for the drink lover on your list."
--Maureen Petrosky, The Kitchn