Apothecary Cocktails Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today

Apothecary Cocktails

Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today

Format: Spiral, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592335848
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
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At the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold. Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar & Lounge in Philadelphia, and 1022 South in Tacoma, as well as "vintage" and "homegrown" cocktail aficionados, find inspiration in apothecary cocktails of old. Now you can too! Apothecary Cocktails features 75 traditional and newly created recipes for medicinally-themed cocktails. Learn the history of the top ten apothecary liqueurs, bitters, and tonics that are enjoying resurgence at trendy bars and restaurants, including Peychaud's Bitters, Chartreuse, and Vermouth. Find out how healing herbs, flowers, and spices are being given center stage in cocktail recipes and traditional apothecary recipes and ingredients are being resurrected for taste and the faint promise of a cure. Once you've mastered the history, you can try your hand at reviving your favorites: restoratives, sedatives and toddys, digestifs, and more. Whether you're interested in the history, the recipes, or both, you'll love flipping through this beautifully presented book that delves into the world of apothecary cocktails.

Warren Bobrow is the creator of the popular blog cocktailwhisperer.com and the author of Apothecary Cocktails, Whiskey Cocktails and Bitters & Shrub Syrup Cocktails.

Warren has taught classes on spirits and cocktails all over the world, including an advanced class on rum at the Moscow Bar Show. He's taught the fine art of social media and food writing at the New School in New York as well as classes on creative cocktails and mocktails at Stonewall Kitchen in Maine.

Warren has written hundreds of articles on cocktails and food for Chilled Magazine, Saveur, Whole Foods/Dark Rye, Total Food Service, Eater, Voda, Serious Eats, Foodista, Distiller, Sip and Beverage Media as well as many other international outlets. He has also written for the Oxford Encyclopedia: Gotham issue and the Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. He has forthcoming research being published in the History of Food and Drink of New Jersey by Wiley Publishing.

Warren was a 2010 Ministry of Rum judge and was the only American food journalist asked to participate in Fete de la Gastronomie, a nationwide celebration of French cuisine in Burgundy.

"Bobrow, "The Cocktail Whisperer", has put a lot of time and effort on this project and it shows the minute you begin reading this book. His passion on this subject shines throughout its pages. His book will be a favorite for everyone who appreciates history and a good home remedy. Cheers for his attention to detail and thorough information. It will be a read that you will find yourself going back to again and again." - YourHomeWithKarieEngels.com
"Perhaps a gardener would understand that Warren Bobrow wants to help with your aches and pains. After all as a gar-tender, the methods of healing go back to the earliest times through bitters, tonics, elixirs and teas. All come from the garden. And the alcohol? Well, that may be the most active ingredient of all! Apothecary Cocktails attempts to discover the association between the healing plants in the garden to the cocktail bars of the present.Even if you aren’t hurting somewhere on your body, just a look through this beautifully written and photographed book is bound to make you feel better." — Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Founder, Beekman 1802
May 27, 2014
Apothecary Cocktails, by Warren Bobrow, has been nominated for the Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book by Tales of the Cocktail 2014. Read More.
March 27, 2014
Authors Brys Stephens of the New Southern Table and Warren Bobrow of Apothecary Cocktails and the upcoming Whiskey Cocktails will be co-teaching two days of cooking classes at Stonewall Kitchen in July 2014. Read More.
December 12, 2013
Warren Bobrow, "Cocktail Whisperer" and author of Apothecary Cocktails for Fair Winds Press, was the subject of a feature in the December issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine. Read More.
November 7, 2013
For sluggish digestion, cocktail expert Warren Bobrow concocts a simple syrup steeped with fennel, a natural diuretic, and pours it into a Collins glass with crushed ice, raki (the anise-based Turkish spirit), bitters, and chile flakes (a little sweat does a body good), topping it with seltzer water. Bobrow, a food and spirits writer known as the Cocktail Whisperer, offers the Peppery Fennel Fizz and dozens of other vintage-styled "curatives" in his new book, "Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today." Read More.