The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails

The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails

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Nearly one hundred easy-to-follow recipes for the home bartender create memorable drinks from everyday ingredients. Milam and Slater share tips on essential tools and glassware and how to stock the home bar, as well as mixing and garnishing techniques.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 20.07mm | 948.01g
  • Georgia, United States
  • English
  • 51 colour photographs
  • 0820351598
  • 9780820351599
  • 1,981,111

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In this curated, bartender-developed guide, the cocktails serve as jumping-off places to tell stories of the South that reflect its history, geography, diversity, and evolving culture. The essays throughout are entertaining, enlightening, and well-written. The recipes themselves are creative and appealing, and sections on tools and techniques offer practical tips for throwing a great twenty-first-century cocktail party, Southern-style.--Susan Puckett "author of Eat Drink Delta " While you enjoy Slater's Ruby Slipper (a vodka, grapefruit and rosemary concoction from the late H. Harper Station) or Barriere's sherry-based Cab Calloway, you can mull over Kat Kinsman's musings on the French 75, peruse Camp's essays on everything from ice to rum to 'Bourbon and Gender, ' or grin your way through John T. Edge's tribute to the great Mobile bon vivant Eugene Walter. . . . As for Slater, he proves that he has a way with whiskey -- and words. He's a fine and natural writer, his odes to the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan a joy to read.--Wendell Brock "Atlanta Journal-Constitution " The pair [Milam and Slater] draws recipes for specialty cocktails from a variety of regional sources, and the capstone is a chapter of cocktail bites recipes from Vishwesh Bhatt's Snackbar in Oxford, Miss.--Jane F. Garvey "Georgia Magazine " The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails is full of tantalizing recipes, beautiful photographs, and wonderful stories of the people and places that helped cocktails flourish in the American South. . . . Though this book is filled with tempting recipes, it is the history of the South, and the stories about how various cocktails came to be, that make this book so fascinating and a pleasure to read. Information on prohibition dance caves, the association between the mint julep and the Antebellum South, or why New Orleans can be considered the center of Southern cocktail making fill the pages of this luscious book.--ForeWord Reviews (starred) So goes just one of the stories in Sarah Camp Milam and Jerry Slater's The Southern Foodways Alliance's Guide to Cocktails . . . . Cocktails become history lessons as Milam and Slater detail the evolution of ingredients and mixing practices based on regional national, and global events.--The Local Palate [Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory] is capacious in its breadth and depth, examining, among other subjects, the brutality of the guerrilla war in Missouri and--to a lesser extent--in Kansas. . . . Hulbert is a strong and engaging writer capable of capturing and maintaining the attention of his readers.--Brent M. S. Campney "The Journal of Southern History " The SFA Guide to Cocktails mixes humor, historical tidbits, and interesting facts that seem ready-made to repeat at a party. If this book were sitting next to me at a bar, I'd gladly buy it a drink just to enjoy its company.--Jim Auchmutey "author of The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce Cookbook "
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About Southern Foodways Alliance

Sara Camp Milam (Author)
SARA CAMP MILAM is the Southern Foodways Alliance's managing editor. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi. Jerry Slater (Author)
JERRY SLATER has extensive experience in hospitality and management and has gained critical accolades for his beverage programs at such venues as the Oakroom at the Seelbach Hotel, One Flew South, and H. Harper Station. He lives in Bostwick, Georgia.
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