Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum Cocktail to the Zombie {80 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories behind Them} The authentic vintage cocktail has made a comeback This book does not repeat the timeworn cocktails of old Instead historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr Cocktailhas hand picked a superb collection ofdrinks rarely made today, and all of them deserve revival Some are from the nineteenth century, some from the Prohibition era, and some from just after World War II, just as the golden age of the cocktail was waning All are retrieved from extremely uncommon sources In fact, some of these drinks were found carefully penned into old cocktail manuals or on scraps of paper and may never have been published They are true treasures, indeed Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails pays homage to the great bartenders of the past and the grand beverages they created, the recipes for which were almost lost to history Fully illustrated, it is filled with golden age style, narrated with humorous and colorful anecdotes, chock full of fascinating cocktail history, and brimming with delicious concoctions If you have half the fun looking at this book and trying these recipes as the author did putting them together, a great party is about to ensue


About the Author: Ted Haigh

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum Cocktail to the Zombie {80 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories behind Them} book, this is one of the most wanted Ted Haigh author readers around the world.



10 thoughts on “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum Cocktail to the Zombie {80 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories behind Them}

  1. Horace Derwent Horace Derwent says:

    i transcribed all this book down on pieces of paper, word by word, recipe by recipe


  2. H James H James says:

    Like the handful of other significant cocktail books released between 1997 and 2007, Vintage Spirits is worthy of recognition for the change it wrought this book had a fantastic positive influence on today s leading mixologists but can no longer be recommended as a serious practical reference With perhaps three or four exc


  3. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    There are some good looking recipies but I really like the history and side comments and hints in this book.


  4. John Sgammato John Sgammato says:

    This was an unexpected gift that opened up a world of cerebricidal adventures The writing is fun and the research seems sound the trick is in the lab exercises I ve made most of the cocktails in the book, if you don t count those that call for the mysterious Swedish Punsch I ve grown as a mixologist, both in skill and in confidence, tha


  5. OjoAusana OjoAusana says:

    received from netgalley for free for honest review This was a really interesting book ive read things on prohibition before but this had so much fun facts in it never knew what I was missing out on like spigot bigot is literally the best phrase ive ever heard lmao not too sure id care to drink anything in this book bc I don t care for cocktail


  6. Alex Orr Alex Orr says:

    This is a tough one to review When it originally came out, it was probably quite original and somewhat revolutionary However, nearly a decade into the cocktail revolution most of these drinks are no longer forgotten, and at least among the cocktail geek crowd, many are almost basic, commonplace drinks Further, while many of the spirits he talks about


  7. Paul Paul says:

    In my apartment and among my cocktail aficionado friends, this book is simply known as the bible It s just that good, that authoritative, that sound a guide to the righteous spiritual path for all right thinking persons.I ve got most of the several excellent books recently published in this New Golden Age of the Cocktail, but if I could only keep one, this


  8. Sazerac Sazerac says:

    I m still working my way through this book, but it is already my favorite cocktail book EVER One of the great things about this book is that it forces the drinks mixer to acknowledge the significance of ingredients It really teaches you that ingredients are critically important and a recipe can be utterly useless without very specific ingredients The lesson of ing


  9. Iris Iris says:

    Our modern professor, Ted Haigh, marries fabulous design handy spiral bound pages within a hard cover, busy yet elegant page layouts, fine color photographs and extremely up to date content I loved his historiography of contemporary cocktail culture, with biographies of the most influential cocktail websites and bartenders to emerge in the past 15 years A few weeks with


  10. JOEY JOEY says:

    I think that Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails aims to fill the gaps left by standard cocktail guides like Mr Boston Ted Haigh s cocktail lore, photos, and technique are for the at least intermediate drink maker It s unfair to dislike this book on the grounds that it is too advanced, or heavy in things other than recipes Opening the book to any page will give you a sense


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