The United States of Cocktails
"The cocktail is, in a word, American. It's as American as jazz, apple pie, and baseball, and as diverse, colorful, and big as America itself. Indeed, it could be argued that the cocktail is a metaphor for the American people: It is a composite beverage and we are a composite people."
The United States of Cocktails is a celebration of the cocktail history of every state in America. After traveling around this great nation and sampling many of the drinks on offer, cocktail authority Brian Bartels serves up a book that is equal parts recipe collection, travelogue, historical miscellany, bartender’s manual, and guide to bar culture today—with bar and drink recommendations that are sure to come in handy whether or not you are crossing state lines.
Bound by hand in bonded leather. Made in the USA. A true keepsake book.