Save money and own all three of Steve Akley's Bourbon books; Bourbon Mixology: 50 Bourbon Cocktails from 50 Iconic Bars, Mules & More: 40 Craft Breweries Share Signature Bourbon Cocktails, and Mules & More: 40 Craft Breweries Share Signature Bourbon Cocktails.
Bourbon Mixology: 50 Bourbon Cocktails from 50 Iconic Bars
The key to a great bourbon cocktail is to produce a drink which complements the flavor profile of the bourbon and doesn’t mask it. After all, we’re not talking about any old hooch here. Bourbon is the all-American spirit created and made in the United States of America. It truly is our contribution to the world of distilled spirits. Author Steve Akley has gathered 50 unique bourbon cocktails from 50 iconic bars. In fact, it’s actually 53 unique cocktails from 52 iconic bars but that title just didn’t sound as good. One submitted two cocktails that fit in its chapter and two other locations submitted cocktails after the book was complete but prior to the final layout being completed. Steve elected to include them and figures they are a great “value add” taking the cocktail count beyond the stated amount. By the way, we’re not talking the “same old/same old” here. We’re talking about signature cocktails from some of the greatest drinking establishments in the United States.
Mules & More: 40 Craft Breweries Share Signature Bourbon Cocktails
With the resurgence of the Moscow Mule (first popular in the 1940s), bartenders began taking a refreshed look at utilizing beer in cocktails. Now, nearly a decade into the “Mule craze,” beer is a standard on cocktail menus across the nation. As bartenders, and consumers, began seeking out cocktail recipes with beer, craft breweries took note. Whether its unique recipes created for their tasting bars, or simply recipes to share with consumers, craft breweries are now at the forefront of the beer cocktail trend. Mules & More takes a look at forty craft breweries and features them sharing their signature beer cocktail.
The Story of Ten Classic Bourbon Cocktails
One of the reason so many people love bourbon is the rich history tied to America's native spirit. Its start goes back to the beginning of U.S. history as the first pioneers brought stills with them to make whiskey from excess crops at the end of the season.The story of bourbon cocktails is equally as interesting. In this book we take a look at 10 iconic bourbon cocktails and delve into the history of each. From legends, to lore to simple hearsay, we take a look at how these cocktails got their start and evolved through the years. In addition to the information shared about each of these cocktails, the classic recipe is shared for each and there is a whole section on trivia about these cocktails to entertain your friends over a few drinks (no doubt mixed up from one of the recipes shared here.The Story of Ten Classic Bourbon Cocktails will provide you the background on all of the following legendary drinks: 1. Whiskey Sour 2. Milk Punch 3. Hot Toddy 4. Old Fashioned 5. Brown Derby 6. Manhattan 7. Sazerac 8. Boulevardier 9. Mint Julep 10. Eggnog