What's Your Poison?: How Cocktails Got Their Names (Paperback)
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Why do we call mixed alcohol drinks "cocktails"? How do they get their exotic names: names like the Singapore Sling, Screw Driver, the Alamagoozlum, the Angel's Kiss, the Hanky Panky, the Harvey Wallbanger, Sex On The Beach, the Monkey Gland, the Brass Monkey, the Margarita, the Japalac, the Lion's Tail, and many, many more? Who makes up these names, where are they invented, why, and how do you make them? These questions will be answered in "What's Your Poison?" by exploring the incidents, people, and places that prompted the creation of these exotic concoctions.
In this book you will you learn several alternative theories of how cocktails became "cocktails" and you'll also learn how to make over forty different variations. In addition you'll learn about some interesting characters you probably never heard of and a few famous ones you most assuredly know. WYP? is a fun book that should spark some interesting conversations while enjoying some unusual but thirst quenching concoctions.