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Food & Wine Cocktails 2008 Paperback – May 6, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Food & Wine Cocktails
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: American Express Publishing (May 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932624252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932624250
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,898,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Meehan, a bartender, educator, and author of The PDT Cocktail Book, has worked at some of New York City's most popular restaurants and bars including Five Points, Gramercy Tavern, Pegu Club, and PDT. Meehan has edited numerous editions of Food & Wine Magazine's annual cocktail book, Mr. Boston's Bartender Guide, and writes a monthly column for Sommelier Journal. In 2007 and 2008, he was recognized as a rising star mixologist by StarChefs.com and Cheers Magazine, and in 2009, he was named American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail. He lives and works in New York City's East Village with his wife Valerie and French Bulldog Pearl.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sachi on July 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is great for those looking to expand their repetoire broader than gin and tonics and margaritas. one major fault with this edition (2008; i don't know how other year's editions are set up) is that there is no proper index in the back. sure, the book is divided up by major liquor sections (i.e. gin, tequila, vodka, etc) BUT! if you pick up a bottle of, say, st. germaine elderflower liquor, and you want to know all the different drinks you can make with it, you're out of luck, unless you want to page through the entire book to find which recipes use st germaine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. P. Schneider on August 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a great resource for trendy, often exotic, cocktail recipes.

So far I've whipped up the "Au Provence" and "Hibiscus Petal," and both met expectations (which were high). I especially love the use of exotic and unusual herbs and such: thai basil, fresh tarragon, dried hibiscus flowers. Very inventive.

Also includes recipes for some classic cocktails, a section on appetizers ("Bar Food") and other useful info.

Very happy with this collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JayKay on June 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
I love this series, but this year's edition had many complex drinks with obscure ingredients... Nonetheless it's worth having - this one has "the basics" so it's a good reference, and the recipes for bar snacks look great. I recommend 2005, 2006 and 2007.
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By Karen on June 29, 2008
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If you like to be on the cutting edge of things like I do, you will appreciate this book. Lots of interesting cocktail facts and wonderful recipes. Just a great book.
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