The Spirited World of Bittersweet,
Herbal Liqueurs with Cocktails,
Recipes, and Formulas
Brad Thomas Parsons
Ten Speed Press
also available also as ebook
Food and drink
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK
During this holiday season, you might plan to entertain friends and guests with some original drinks. Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas, is the best book to do that. Plus, with its gorgeous pictures, it will be a great conversation piece on your end table.
The author first explains how he was introduced to the fascinating world of Amaro. In the first part, he explains what it is really, how to understand it and train your palate to really enjoy it. Originated in Italy, it is getting super popular in the US, and you can read here about the best locations to find it.
Then we get into more details, with Amaro Bitters, in all kinds of variations. Each short section tells you where and when the recipe was created, and what it is made of. The book has also short presentations on major actors in the world of amaro.
After that, you have delicious pages on bittersweets in other countries, for amaro is definitely spreading all over the world.
My favorite section is on the amaro cocktails, with awesome recipes. Just even discovering the original names of each is captivating. I love the Jungle Bird, Exit Strategy, Foregone Conclusion, and The Mayor’s Lament.
Finally you have a section with all the basics information on how to make your own amaro, and more recipes!
If you don’t want to drink it, you can use it in your cooking, with great ideas provided to you for decadent deserts!
The final part of the book gives a list of addresses and websites to find all the stuff you need, and more books to delve even deeper in the glass/topic. There’s even an Index to keep track of those so creative names of amaro cocktails. Beware, I think you can get drunk just by reading this gorgeous book for too long!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR