Nicely done book on a somewhat overlooked type of cocktails.
TITLE: Wine Cocktails
SUBTITLE: 50 Stylish Sippers that Show off Your Reds, Whites and Rosés
AUTHOR : A. J Rathbun
PUBLISHER: Harvard Common Press, 96 pages illustrated
COST: $ 12.95*
REVIEWED BY: Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com
A. J. Rathbun is an author of a number of books on mixology – some of which will be reviewed here on Booze Books shortly. His webpage is here and has more info and drink suggestions.
A excellent book for a much overlooked type or class of cocktails.. Almost everyone (at least the type of people who would be reading this review) has heard of Sangria and probably a Kir Royale , but this book delves in to the subject further with an additional 48 more simple, easy-to-make, and tasty cocktails. The recipes for the reds leave behind the sometimes stuffy wine world and delve into the lighter and more approachable side of reds with drinks like the Bishop and Perseverance while the whites chapter offer drinks like the Chic Beach and Whistling Orange. There are also chapters on champagne and a chapter called “After-Dinner and Exotic Treats.”
Some tips on technique, wine and other ingredients make it a good reference for some one who wishes to drink their wine and have some more fun at the same time
Nuts and Bolts: The artfully done photographs show you what the finished product should look like in many cases, so you compare your efforts. A nicely constructed book of good quality.