From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar
David Wondrich's Imbibe! is the ultimate guide to classic American cocktails. With over 100 never-before-published recipes for punches, cocktails, sours, and more, along with detailed historical and mixological notes, this engaging book pays tribute to Jerry Thomas, the father of the American bar. The newly updated edition includes the origins of the first American drink, the Mint Julep, and provides more detail about 19th-century spirits, making it an essential read for anyone who appreciates the timeless appeal of a well-made drink and the uniquely American history behind it.