Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks–and the ultimate mixologist’s guide–in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar.
Wondrich reveals never-before-published details and stories about this larger-than-life nineteenth-century figure, along with definitive recipes for more than 100 punches, cocktails, sours, fizzes, toddies, slings, and other essential drinks, along with detailed historical and mixological notes.
Our favorite way to make coffee is to use a French press. What we love about using a French press is how simple it is to use this recipe and that there’s no filter or anything else to get in-between us and our coffee.
The best way to use a pack of mini hot dogs is to make a batch of Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket. A staple of midwestern potlucks and parties, Pigs in a Blanket are loved for their simplicity and deliciousness.
Being from the north, lentils, split peas, or beans aren’t a staple on our dinner table, not like they are in the south. When I got a bag of lentils as a present it forced me to do recipe research and inevitably lead me down the road of soups and stews along with dips and salads.
A little bourbon, some brown sugar, and a touch of maple syrup elevate this Maple Bourbon Glazed Grilled Ham recipe. The flavors in the glaze echo the smoked paprika and brown sugar in the spice rub creating a ham with deeper, more complex flavors and a crisp outside that looks amazing.
An easy way to make almost any pork, poultry or salmon recipe taste better is to brush on a little maple bourbon glaze. This glaze recipe adds a nice sheen that makes any dish look like it came from the pages of a fancy cooking magazine.