The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink.
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Author(s): David Solmonson, Lesley Jacobs Solmonson,
ISBN-10: 076117494X
ISBN-13: 9780761174943
Published: 2014-07-29
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Pages: 412

It’s a system, a tool kit, a recipe book. Beginning with one irresistible idea–a complete home bar of just 12 key bottles–here’s how to make more than 200 classic and unique mixed drinks, including sours, slings, toddies, and highballs, plus the perfect Martini, the perfect Manhattan, and the perfect Mint Julep. It’s a surprising guide–tequila didn’t make the cut, and neither did bourbon, but genever did. And it’s a literate guide–describing with great liveliness everything from the importance of vermouth and bitters (the Òsalt and pepperÓ of mixology) to the story of a punch bowl so big it was stirred by a boy in a rowboat.

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