An inspiration to writers, artists, musicians, and filmmakers, absinthe has had many notable devotees. But the hip and urbane aren't the only ones looking to find cocktail recipes for this mysterious liquor making an entrée in the bars across America, from casual college townie pubs to the hottest nightclubs in metropolitan areas.
From being the most preferred and consumed beverage of the 19th and early 20th centuries to being banned to near extinction, absinthe has had a storied history, which has been the topic of numerous books. A Taste for Absinthe is the first book that actually teaches the art of absinthe consumption to a generation who has lost the tradition and ceremony behind it, and shows how modern bartenders are reinventing the alcohol today. With 65 cocktail recipes, readers can enjoy absinthe in a variety of drinks. Recipes include classics, such as the Sazerac, and modern mixed drinks from hot bartenders, such Brian Miller of Death & Co., Jim Meehan of PDT, and Erik Adkins of the Slanted Door and Heavens Dog. For anyone who's ever been curious about the Green Fairy, A Taste for Absinthe is the guide to enjoying the beverage in your own home. Key Points