Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland By Nick Perry

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Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland Book Cover Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland
Nick Perry
Non Fiction, Cooking
Rock Point
September 18, 2018
Epub
144
NetGalley

 

~SYNOPSIS~
Great adventures often start with a drink—including Alice’s expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labeled tipple. Drink Me invites you to do the same; learn how to mix 20 cocktails that will fill you with wonder and childish glee at the surreal flavor combinations, while amassing the perfect selection of drinks for your own spirit-soaked Mad Hatter's tea party. 

We have delved into the depths of the Pool of Tears in search of the most magical ingredients and sumptuous flavors, and after some sage advice from a helpful caterpillar, have compiled a list of recipes that would be regularly enjoyed by the inhabitants of Wonderland.

Drink Me includes concoctions for every palate and occasion, no matter your drinking predilection. Perfect pre-dinner aperitifs are in abundance, including The Queen of Hearts, a sweet, refreshing drink with bitter undertones, and Painting The Roses Red, a bubbly highball of sharp raspberry and gin flavors, softened with a hint of rose water.

We explore the hallucinogenic properties of Absinthe in our ode to the unknown, The Mushroom,a strong mix of aniseed, rose, and complex herbal flavors, while we reminisce over the taste of our childhood with drinks such as Bread and Butterfly Pudding and the Unbirthday Cake Martini. The Duchesses Soup is a refined take on the punch bowl, while we make a refreshing palate cleanser in the form of The Caucus Chaser, a sticky plum and chestnut sharpener low enough in alcohol that you can greedily gulp it without even a hint of regret.

Drink Me includes everything you need to know for throwing your own Alice in Wonderland–themed cocktail party, including cocktail party advice and techniques for mixing and decorating your drinks.

Put on your Cheshire grin and get ready to head down the rabbit hole with your copy of Drink Me in hand. 

descriptiondescriptiondescriptiondescriptiondescription The minute I saw this book up on NetGalley I knew I had to get my greedy little paws on it. I adore all things ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and I love to drink (lol), seriously though, I do love trying new and unusual cocktails. Combine that with my love for reading, and well, I am undoubtedly going to be intrigued!
descriptionFirst off this book is just fun to look at. It is full of colorful illustrations, hand-drawn art, and eye-catching fonts. The book is broken up into three parts with each part broken down into the following chapters…

PART ONE — Introduction, Spirits and Liqueurs, Techniques, Garnishing Techniques, Equipment and Tools, Glassware.

PART TWO — Cocktails.

PART THREE — Batch Recipes, Syrups, Liqueurs, Infused Spirits, Puree and Juices, Fat-Washed Spirits, Dehydrating Fruit for Garnish.
descriptionThe recipes are easy to follow and include all the measurements to create a single cocktail. Each recipe also includes a quote and a little bit of information about what inspired the creation of the cocktail. 

Here are just a few of the whimsical cocktails that you will find in this book…

— Off with Her Head
— White Rabbit (This one was my favorite. It was like a dessert in a cocktail glass).
–Curiouser and Curaçao
— Pig and Pepper
— Cup of Mad Tea
— The Queen’s Tart
— Dirty Oyster Martini
— Un-BirthdayCake Martini (Another fave of mine!)

This was simply a FUN book with a delightful layout and whimsical cocktails. I will definitely be adding the physical book to my ever-growing cookbook collection the minute it is released. I would recommend this one to anyone who loves literature themed cookbooks, as well as anyone who is an Alice In Wonderland fan.description

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