Cocktails for the holidays Festive drinks to celebrate the season

Chronicle Books (Firm)

Book - 2014

Karen Foley, James Beard Award winner and editor of Imbibe magazine, delivers a curated array of festive cocktails for friends and family. Foley's authority as a cocktail expert is perfectly complemented throughout by gorgeous photographs, making this an irresistible package for any host looking to keep the spirits flowing this holiday season.

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San Francisco : Chronicle Books [2014]
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Chronicle Books (Firm)
Corporate Author
Chronicle Books (Firm) (-)
Other Authors
Lara Ferroni (-)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
120 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • 1. Classics, New and Old
  • Yuletide Daisy
  • Tuxedo Cocktail
  • Irish Coffee
  • Fairytale of New York
  • Whitecap
  • Spiced Pear Daiquiri
  • The Spotted Pig's Mulled Wine
  • Stinger
  • And to All a Good Night
  • Rob Roy's Tom and Jerry
  • Spice Nog Flip
  • Añejo Tequila and Amontillado Sherry Eggnog
  • 2. Winter Warmers
  • Dutch Cocoa
  • Highland Toddy
  • Fernet-Apple Toddy
  • Pearl Street Warmer
  • Winter Julep
  • In Like a Lion
  • Warm Thoughts
  • The Spiced Apple
  • Hot Buttered Cider
  • Cinnamon-Campari Sidecar
  • 3. Party Punches
  • Vixen
  • Honey Milk Punch
  • MacLeod Breakfast Punch
  • Santa Clara Christmas
  • Miel Picante Punch
  • Powder Burns Punch
  • Yuletide Wave
  • Silk City Punch
  • Santa's Little Helper
  • Maxwell Heights
  • 4. Seasonal Sips
  • You'll Shoot Your Eye Out
  • Brandied Apple
  • Falling Leaves
  • Kumquat-Cardamom Sidecar
  • Clementine-Pisco Collins
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Gibraltar
  • Figgy Tonic
  • Cranberry Smash
  • 5. Festive Sparklers
  • St. Knut's Day
  • Merry Rose
  • Jasmine Smiles
  • Northern Lights
  • The Brown Turkey
  • Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Winter's Waltz
  • Sang Royale
  • Czech 75
  • Holiday Entertaining Tips and Tricks
  • Glassware.
Review by Library Journal Review

Starred Review. This merry and bright compendium by the editors of Imbibe magazine would get any Scrooge excited for the holiday season. The 50 festive recipes, culled from cocktail experts and mixologists at some of the hippest bars in the country, include twists on the classics, such as Anejo Tequila and Amontillado Sherry Eggnog, as well as unique concoctions of unusual ingredients such as Becherovka, acquavit, and Chartreuse, alongside homemade syrups and infusions. There are punches and champagne cocktails that promise to get guests into a sparkling party spirit, and for more mellow winter evenings there are "seasonal sips" heavy on apples, clementines, cranberries, and spices. When the polar vortex really starts to bite, take comfort in a mug of spiked hot chocolate, classic Irish coffee, or hot buttered cider. Although several of the recipes require advanced planning, plenty are simple enough for a spontaneous yuletide toast. Colorful and elegant photographs by Lara Ferroni offer presentation inspiration, while handy blue flags at the corner of each recipe page list such details as serving size, garnish, tools, and glassware. Useful party-throwing tips are included, but the focus remains firmly on the drinks. VERDICT All a cocktail lover needs for the holiday season (but look elsewhere for virgin variations).-Joanna Scutts, Astoria, NY (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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