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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Reference (October 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375426213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375426216
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #912,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Erica Duecy is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in Wine & Spirits and Travel. By day, she runs the Fodor’s Travel website as Deputy Editor. At night, Erica writes about cocktails at StoriedSips.com, and tastes wines and tests cocktail recipes for the luxury alpine travel magazine SNOW (Bonnier), where she was Wine & Spirits Editor for the past six years. For SNOW, Erica has written wine and spirit features ranging from the new generation of Wild West whiskeys to extreme winemaking and skiing in New Zealand, as well documenting hot après-ski cocktail trends around the globe.

Erica is a long-time judge for the James Beard Journalism Awards, and holds an Advanced Certificate from the London-based Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She has written for the New York Times, Food & Wine, and numerous other publications, and often speaks about cocktail history at events, including Tales of the Cocktail and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. For book news, events, and updates, visit StoriedSips.com.

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Also since the book is so attractive you may just want to leave it out on your home bar or coffee table.
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There's something about knowing how the Aviation, for example, got its name that makes the drink taste even better.
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Storied Sips is a fun book in that it combines recipes for cocktails along with the story behind each drink.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E. Burian-Mohr TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 4, 2014
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Okay. Quiz time.

1. Was the margarita named after:

a) a flower
b) Rita Hayworth
c) A Tijuana bar

2. Which came first?

a) the Martinez
b) the Martini
c) Sex on the Beach

3. How did Trader Vic cash in on the tequila craze?

a) with the Maya Tayo
b) with the Tiki Taco
c) with El Diablo

1. During prohibition, Hollywood socialites went to Mexico where a popular libation was a spirit and lemon juice and a liquid sweetener. Someone ultimately made a Daisy with tequila. What's the Spanish name for daisy??? Margarita. And what Rita Hayworth's name? Margarita Cansino,

2. The Martinez came first. However, was the martini really developed from the Martinez. East Coast people say the martini came from the Hoffman House in New York. But the West coast hypothesis, from Gold Rish times. believes that the Martinez was the martini's inspiration.

3. Trader Vic had already brought the Mai to fame, but wanted to cash in on the tequila craze of the late 40s. He came up with El Diablo, which was a blend of tequila, Creme du Cassis, and lime juice.

If you love to mix cocktails and you love to tell stories, this is the book for you. It has impeccable recipes paired with stories of their storied pasts.

Great stories. Great cocktails.

Bottoms up and enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By loce_the_wizard VINE VOICE on December 5, 2013
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Erica Duecy features recipes for 40 venerable cocktails in her book “Storied Sips”---well she calls them evocative cocktails---and that does make sense as there are many I have not heard of and perhaps some new to you as well.

But, and this is the really fun stuff, she delves into the back story for these cocktails, offering some history of each drinks including its place of origin, famous folks associated with some of these beverages, cultural trappings for the drinks, and changes and variation to the original concoctions.

Before one gets to the goods, Ms. Duecy provides a spirited overview of cocktail history in effusive prose that makes one want to head out and start stocking up essential supplies. For those so inspired, the next section of the book covers bar essentials, including glassware, ingredients, and tools.

The actual recipes are not so involved as to scare off neophytes---the Singapore Sling and Wassail are a bit involved---and the accompanying instructions on making these libations do not require one to have a masters in chemistry or be a master bartender.

So far I have not mentioned the whimsical, charming illustrations Poul Lange has contributed. His collages of old ads, historical ephemera, photographs, and happy people (they are after all having cocktails) grace these brief tales. He also created the graceful calligraphy that serves as chapter titles, adding just the right amount of quirky splash to the book.

This is the sort of book that one needs as an actual book. Electrons on a screen will seem pale and flat in comparison to having the volume on your table or bar. With so many more cocktails to cover, it’s unlikely the author will stop with one book on the subject.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Seim on November 4, 2013
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A gorgeous, entertaining book and the perfect holiday hostess gift! The stories are fascinating, clever and fun (who doesn't love a good cocktail anecdote to tell at your next soiree?) The recipes are absolutely delicious. Bottoms up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zhabazon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 3, 2014
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Erica Duecy has provided 40 recipes in a well put together spirited little book, Storied Sips: Evocative Cocktails for Everyday Escapes, with 40 Recipes, a book which exceeded my expectations. I have a collection of books on wine and spirits with an assortment on the Kindle, but this is the one that will not be placed on a shelf, but rather in my bar. I have read some of the author's work in other publications and although I like her style for the most part, I love this book. My bartender knows that when I want a bourbon cocktail, my stand by is the Manhattan mixed my way, not the way of the local chain restaurant bar. He also knows that eventually I will make a Sazerac for him, but the bar first needs to obtain a bottle of Rye. What he doesn't know is that I'm bringing in this little book to read aloud to him and anyone else who wants to listen, because the very brief historical description for each drink will make the beverage taste better, I'm sure.

I recommend this book for anyone who is interested in learning about alcoholic concoctions they may have heard referenced in a movie, read about in a novel, or noticed from across a room. The recipes are fine, but the tidbits of history take the cake. The collage artwork provided by Poul Lange is an outstanding complement.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janet Perry VINE VOICE on November 30, 2013
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This little book does something virtually all current cocktail books do not -- it tells you how the drinks came to be.

A small collection of drinks, you'll learn the stories behind them with short introductions, each accompanied by a multi-media artwork.

The drink recipes are straight and to the point. For many drinks there are recipes for a related drink as well.

The book begins with a short introduction and a chapter on bar essentials. While that chapter does talk about ingredients the best thing about it is the drawing of bar glasses. Each type of proper, i.e. small, glass is labeled with the size included. I'm so glad to see this. With the current trend in glassware for the gargantuan, it's almost impossible to find the right size for a cocktail glass. And that's a shame. Serving drinks in glasses that are too large changes the balance of flavors that's critical to a good cocktail. It also means your drink gets too warm.

I love that the authors respect and delight in the history of cocktails. I just wish there were more stories.
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