A Drinkable Feast :A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris

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A Drinkable Feast
A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris
By Philip Greene

A Drinkable Feast shares 50 cocktails from the original recipes of nearly a century ago. Filled with photos of the major players of the day, you’ll feel as if you were there yourself, walking down the boulevards of the City of Lights…..Paris! Vintage postcards images and black and white photos help transend you to this bubbling time in history. This is narrative nonfiction at its best. Plenty for Hemingway and Fitzgerald fans. Tasting Notes, near or around each cocktail added helpful tips and noted substitutions.

Contents in the front allows for easy flip to the beverage base of your choice! Interested in the history of Absinthe or want to try a drink with it? This easy drink can make you feels as you are the the French Physician to who have said invented it. This cocktail book is a perfect addition to your bar or as a hostess gift. Looking for girls night in? Plenty of Paris Pairing Bar Drinks with dates and art to pair along for enjoyment.

My favorite drink was simple but had a fun flare for a at home Champagne drink

Champagne Cocktail
1 Sugar Cube
2-3 Drops Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Lemon Peel, for garnish
4-5 ounces chilled Champagne or sparkling wine

Place a sugar cube at the bottom of a Champagne flute. Add a few drops of Angostura bitters to saturate the cube. Add one ice cube and a slice of lemon peel. Slowly fill flute with Champagne. Stir and serve.

For an evening drink, try

My Old Pal
1 ounce rye whiskey (the original recipe called for Canadian Club)
1 ounce dry vermouth (or possibly sweet)
1 ounce Campari
Orange peel, for a garnish

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well, then strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

Having been so lucky to visit Paris a few times, this is an enjoyable time machine. Weekend pours are made simple and fun. Few ingredients transforms your basic drinks, allowing for spunky soda into your bar for a few clams is just Ducky! This book is perfect timing for the ever so busy Holiday Season. Enjoy and Cheers!