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Luscious Liqueurs: 50 Recipes for Sublime and Spirited Infusions to Sip and Savor (50 Series) Hardcover – August 1, 2008
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The book itself is lovely enough to give as a gift...filled with beautifully-enticing photographs and well-written instructions. Most of the recipes require some time for the liqueur to set...but the end result will be worth the wait. --Suite101.com
Praise for Good Spirits: Very good, accessible cocktail recipes, delivered with a chaser of humor, history, criticism and insight. --Newsday
Praise for Good Spirits: In this gorgeous guide to every cocktail imaginable, Rathbun breaks out the 12 chapters not by ingredients but by useful, or at least amusing, categories. The scores of full-color photos are thirst inducing and add an irresistible retro charm to the proceedings. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
A. J. Rathbun is a freelance food and entertaining writer and the author of Champagne Cocktails, Wine Cocktails, Dark Spirits, Luscious Liqueurs, Party Drinks!, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award-winning Good Spirits. Rathbun earned his MFA in creative writing from Western Michigan University, and has worked variously as a buyer for Amazon.com, an usher at the Art Institute of Chicago, a rock band roadie, an envelope stuffer, a marketing assistant, the director of the Poetry After Hours program at the Seattle Art Museum, an online editor, a waiter, and of course, a bartender. In addition to his cookbooks, Rathbun is the editor of In Their Cups and the author of Want, two poetry collections. Rathbun has been a guest, talking about drinks, food, entertaining, and kitchen products, on numerous radio shows, including Martha Stewart's Everyday Food satellite radio program and USA Radio, has done interviews with a variety of publications, including the Seattle Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Arizona Republic, and has contributed to the magazines Every Day with Rachael Ray and Wine Enthusiast, among others. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Museum of the American Cocktail. He teaches cocktail classes at the cooking school Dish It Up, one of which was recently profiled in the magazine Traditional Homes. Rathbun lives in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about him and his books, and to read his blog, Spiked Punch, and check out a few of his drink-making videos, visit his website at www.ajrathbun.com.
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1. I've made three recipes using, for two of them, fruits (blackberries and pomegranates) from my own garden. The third was a coffee liqueur which is still in the 'resting before tasting' stage. But those that have been tried and tasted -- marvelous!
2. Lovely photographs accompany each recipe -- as they should. No skimping on photography or paper here.
3. Quite an assortment both in ingredients and in bitterness and sweetness. You'll probably find several of your favorites here.
1. I'm beginning to think of forming a one-woman protest in front of publishing houses that use standard binding for cookbooks. Think, ladies and gentlemen, think of the cook who is trying to assemble ingredients and follow a recipe all the while holding a book open with one hand because it refuses to lay flat. Is spiral binding really too much to ask?
In spite of my binding complaint, the recipes for liqueurs in this small volume are just too good to miss. So, if you're a fan of good liqueurs, and if you've been astonished at the recent price hikes for your favorites, try making it for yourself and your friends. If I can do it, you're a cinch!
By some miracle, I came across A.J. Rathbun's "Luscious Liqueurs" at where else but Amazon,
A wonderful guide of "how to's" and recipes for many standard and some lost to time Liqueurs.
Now I recommend this book to all of the talented epicurean hedonists I know, especially those restauranteurs
aspiring to give their clientele nothing but the best of handcrafted delicacies.
I sincerely Thank Mr. Rathbun's dedication and efforts to preserve things that should not be forgotten.