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The American Cocktail

The American Cocktail

50 Recipes that Celebrate the Craft of Mixing Drinks from Coast to Coast

By Karen Foley and the Editors of Imbibe magazine, Photographs by Sheri Giblin


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France has wine, Germany's got beer, but America is the land of the cocktail. And cocktail culture is flourishing with bartenders across America combining local, artisanal, and homemade ingredients to create drinks with complex layers of flavor. From the editors of Imbibe Magazine comes this unique book filled with 50 favorites from some of the best bartenders coast to coast offering modern twists on classic drinks, plus all-new creations, complete with a look into each recipe's inception and unique ingredients. Whether it's a marionberry bramble from Jeffrey Morgenthaler in Portland, Oregon, or a strawberry julep from Jenni Pittman Louisville, Kentucky, or an apple-based cocktail from Jim Meehan in New York City, the cocktails that define the American landscape are deliciously diverse. Consider this book your personal cross-country tour of America’s most intriguing regional cocktail flavors, traditions and stories.

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Size: 6 x 8 in;
Pages: 144 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2011
ISBN: 9780811877992
ISBN10: 081187799X
From wine, spirits and beer to coffee and tea, Imbibe celebrates the world in a glass. On the website ( and in every issue of the award-winning magazine, Imbibe features the world’s top drink destinations, recipes and in-depth stories exploring the fascinating people, places and flavors of liquid culture.

Sheri Giblin is a San Francisco–based photographer.