A Dash of Bitters: The CocktailÛªs Indispensable Component, with Recipes, History, and Lore by Michael Turback [Paperback]
A Dash of Bitters: The Cocktail’s Indispensable Component, with Recipes, History, and Lore by Michael Turback [Paperback]
In the world of cocktails, everything old is new again. As bartenders return to time-tested formulas for inspiration, they have rediscovered the importance of bitters and how their predecessors used the liquid seasonings to bring cocktails to life. This remarkable book presents a selection of vintage recipes created and/or gathered by such historic influencers as Jerry Thomas, Harry McElhone, Albert Stevens Crockett, Harry Craddock, Harman Burney Burke, Bill Boothby, Hugo Ensslin, Oscar Haimo, Tom Bullock, Bill Edwards, Patrick Gavin Duffy, and Charles H. Baker, Jr. These archetypical formulas offer perspective and insight on the evolution of bitters as essential components in crafting elegant, dynamic and balanced modern cocktails. With this refresher on the transformative power of a dash or two, the reader is invited to take a look back at the past for a glimpse of the future.