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The 12 Bottle Bar

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The 12 Bottle Bar

A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink.

By David Solmonson; Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761174943, 412pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2014

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Description

It's a system, a tool kit, a recipe book. Beginning with one irresistible idea--a complete home bar of just 12 key bottles--here's how to make more than 200 classic and unique mixed drinks, including sours, slings, toddies, and highballs, plus the perfect Martini, the perfect Manhattan, and the perfect Mint Julep.

It's a surprising guide--tequila didn't make the cut, and neither did bourbon, but genever did. And it's a literate guide--describing with great liveliness everything from the importance of vermouth and bitters (the "salt and pepper" of mixology) to the story of a punch bowl so big it was stirred by a boy in a rowboat.

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