Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels
I don’t often forward stories or articles from outside sources, but this is a special occasion. David Wondrich, cocktail historian and author, will be at H&F Bottle Shop in Atlanta this week…woo-hoo! The main event is a book signing, but I’m sure there’ll be plenty of cocktail-related talk.
If you’re in the area, swing by the shop on Thursday night (May 10th) between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. I plan on going, perhaps just to see how many cocktail geeks inhabit Atlanta, if not for the autograph. Besides, I need to pick up a new bottle of Carpano Antica.
For those of you who don’t recognize the name, Mr. Wondrich has authored Imbibe! and Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, the first charting the history of the cocktail while channeling the spirit of Jerry Thomas (the premier bartender of the late 1800s and author of the first cocktail book), while the latter covers the history of punch and the essentials of mixing up a bowl of the stuff. Wondrich has also been in charge of the cocktail column for Esquire, contributes to Imbibe magazine, and has appeared on the Colbert Report (for which he invented the Colbert Bump, the show’s signature cocktail).
See you there!