A Proper Drink: The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World by Robert Simonson

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  • Gin basil smash

    • fprincess on October 23, 2016

      It's super refreshing and basil marries really well with gin. Picture here: https://forums.egullet.org/topic/148955-mxmo-lxxxvii-july-2014-theme-%E2%80%93-the-smash/?do=findComment&comment=2076747

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  • Food52

    To weave the narrative of the modern day movement...Simonson interviewed more than 200 bartenders, industry players, and just plain good drinkers.

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  • ISBN 10 1607747545
  • ISBN 13 9781607747543
  • Published Sep 20 2016
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 352
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

A narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance, written by a New York Times cocktail writer and one of the foremost experts on the subject.

A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer Robert Simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from around the world, and the result is a rollicking (if slightly tipsy) story of the characters--bars, bartenders, patrons, and visionaries--who in the last 25 years have changed the course of modern drink-making. The book also features a curated list of about 40 cocktails--25 modern classics, plus an additional 15 to 20 rediscovered classics and classic contenders--to emerge from the movement.


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