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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The American Cocktail, Imbibe's First Cocktail Book, Launches!

We're so excited to announce the launch of Imbibe's first cocktail book, The American Cocktail. We've had readers asking for an Imbibe cocktail book for years, but the trick was always deciding on a theme that felt right. Since so much of what we do at Imbibe is celebrating the culture and craft of drinks across the U.S., we felt that was the perfect angle to explore. America has a such a long and storied history with spirits and cocktails, and that history has helped define the drinks landscape of today, from the fresh, seasonal cocktails of the West Coast to the classically inspired drinks of the South. What’s more, uniquely American ingredients have found their way into some of the country’s best cocktails, from regionally produced spirits, beers, wines and sodas to fruits, veggies and herbs.

The 50 cocktails featured in The American Cocktail come from an incredible cross-section of bartenders who celebrate these flavors and influences in their recipes, whether it's a marionberry bramble from Jeffrey Morgenthaler in Portland, Oregon, or a strawberry julep from Jennifer Pittman in Louisville, Kentucky. Consider this book your personal cross-country tour of America’s most intriguing regional cocktail flavors, traditions and stories.

The book will be available in stores toward the end of October, but you don't have to wait that long to get a copy, because we already have it available on our website. Click here to order your copy today, and all orders received by October 14 will be guaranteed a special signed copy plus a free download of Imbibe's Ultimate Home Bar Guide. We hope you enjoy the book as much as we loved putting it together!