10) Warren Bobrow’s Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks Using the World’s Most Popular Spirit
Believe it or not, I have only just recently discovered whiskey. Not as much for drinking as for cooking and baking with it, yet my newfound passion for this libation has me wild about this book from Warren Bobrow
, aka The Cocktail Whisperer
, author of Apothecary Cocktails
. His newest book Whiskey Cocktails
begins with the very fascinating history of whiskey followed by a lesson on all the different types of whiskeys, then goes on to feature 75 traditional, as well as original, contemporary and unique recipes for whiskey-based, handcrafted cocktails including the Very Twisted Oat Whiskey Mint Julep to the Rye Cider Mulligatawny, General Jack’s Crisp Apple Fizz, Best Hot or Frozen Hot Chocolate.
And be still my heart, he includes a chapter on cooking with whiskey! Soaked fruits including Easy Home-Cured Cocktail Cherries, Oatmeal Raisin Whoopie Pies made with Drambuie, Hearty Barley, Lentil and Vegetable Stew, and how about a Scotsman’s Flourish of oatmeal cooked with whisky-soaked dried fruit? The Tasting Table calls Bobrow’s book “One of the best new whiskey books of 2014”