Finalist, IACP Awards 2012, Wine, Beer or Spirits Category
"Finally, here is an entire book devoted to the history, culture, and uses of the herbal elixir."
--BonAppetit.com "Best Cookbooks of 2011"
"Gorgeous and fascinating... highly recommend for those interested in spirits."
--Michael Ruhlman, 12/2/11
"Engaging...gorgeous....The book practically begs for a dark leather chair, a roaring fireplace, and a Manhattan...a nearly ideal gift."
--"Serious Drinks," 12/1/11
"Stylish, engaging, geek-attack-inducing...The beautiful art in "Bitters" invites readers to touch, open and browse, and the prose is as intelligent as the photography is beautiful. Whether it's found on the coffee table, in the kitchen or behind the bar, this book incites readers to explore, create and share."
--Shelf Awareness, 11/22/11
"This is graduate-level stuff and would be a welcome addition to any cocktail geek's library."
--Wall Street Journal, 11/19/11
"Brad Thomas Parsons tracks the bitters boom in his new book "Bitters," and manages to elevate herbs to an art form."
"Fascinating...Parsons offer[s] techniques for making bitters at home as well as a great collection of unique cocktail recipes."
--The Washington Post, 11/8/11
"The literary apotheosis of the bizarre and undeniably beautiful artisanal and historic cocktail trend."
--The Atlantic, 11/4/11
"Manages to elevate herbs to an art form."
--Newsweek, November 7 & 14 Double Issue, 2011
"Cocktails are very much in again and bitters are the belle of the ball. We are totally ready to geek out with this one."
--The Huffington Post, 8/25/11
"Brad has not only written the definitive volume on bitters, but also proven himself a bartender of the highest order: an inspired mixologist and a gifted storyteller whose generous, engaging voice makes you want to order round after round."
--Matt Lee and Ted Leshow more