The cocktail is as old as the nation that invented it, yet until this entertaining and authoritative account, its story had never been fully told. Grimes traces the evolution of American drink from the concoctions of the Colonial era to the frozen margarita, spiking his meticulously researched narrative with arresting details, odd facts, and ...Read MoreThe cocktail is as old as the nation that invented it, yet until this entertaining and authoritative account, its story had never been fully told. Grimes traces the evolution of American drink from the concoctions of the Colonial era to the frozen margarita, spiking his meticulously researched narrative with arresting details, odd facts, and colorful figures.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 1993-03-29 America ``expresses its character in a thousand seemingly trivial but potent messages. . . . One of them is the cocktail.'' Here Grimes, a New York Times reporter, considers the meaning of the message conveyed to Americans by ``flashy, vulgar drink.'' His brief and witty history, with recipes (e.g., rhubarb highball; ``the unexpected''), traces popular taste from the Mayflower (which carried beer kegs, among other provisions) to the ``rococo'' fare of the genre's heyday at the turn of the century, and continues to the contemporary era, considering the likes and dislikes of yuppies (``Fussy and particular, the yuppie turned out to have a whim of iron''). This is a suitably sparkling introductory overview, not a full history with footnotes; Grimes entertains as he informs, with the flair and the good manners of a happy-hour host. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Apr.)
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