Cookbook Spotlight

And now for something completely different!  Well, somewhat different.  Last week, while scanning the shelves at a local thrift store, a small, orange book caught my eye.  So our next recipe will be served with a twist!

It was too cute not to pick up!  Illustrated by Ruth McCrea and published in 1957, Aquavit to Zombie: Basic and Exotic Drinks is an A-to-Z guide to cocktails and alcohol.  The illustrations in the books are simply amazing.  Here’s a video that features more of McCrea’s illustrations!


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    Kate March 13, 2010

    Did you make one of the cocktails?

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      alison March 13, 2010

      We’re making one of the cocktails from the book tomorrow evening…stay tuned!

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    Jasmine March 13, 2010

    Cannot wait to see what’s in this book! Spectacular drinks, I’m sure. Good find.

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      alison March 13, 2010

      Jasmine — the book really is an awesome one. I was going to list it on the store, but I’m going to add it to the cookbook collection. 🙂

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    theUngourmet March 13, 2010

    What an awesome find! Can’t wait to see what you mix up!

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    […]  My favorite cocktail guide, Aquavit to Zombie (see my previous post about this wonderful book here, has the following to say about the gin […]

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