Author: Robert Simonson
Brand: Ten Speed Press
Number Of Pages: 176
Release Date: 05-06-2014
Details: Product Description
A complete history of one of the world's most iconic cocktails--now the poster child of the modern cocktail revival--with fifty recipes for classic variations as well as contemporary updates.
In this fun, unexpected, and informative guide,
New York Times spirits columnist Robert Simonson explores the history of the Old Fashioned: its birth as the "ur-cocktail" in the late nineteenth century, ascension in the 1950s and 1960s (as portrayed and repopularized by Don Draper on
Mad Men), and renaissance as the star of the contemporary craft cocktail movement. A perfect Father's Day gift for any whiskey-loving gent, the book boasts a sleek, stylish package with striking photography throughout. With fifty elegant, delicious, and totally-within-reach cocktail recipes,
The Old Fashioned is destined to become a classic on par with its namesake beverage.
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.
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
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.
Package Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches