Amaro by Brad Thomas Parsons

Posted November 8, 2016 by love2dazzle in Non-Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

Amaro by Brad Thomas ParsonsAmaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons
Published by Ten Speed Press on October 11th 2016
Pages: 240
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From the James Beard and IACP award-winning author of Bitters comes this exploration of the world of bitter liqueurs, ranging from familiar favorites like Campari and Fernet-Branca, to more obscure potables such as Zucca and Bràulio, featuring more than 80 amaro-centric cocktail recipes. 
Brad Thomas Parsons, author of the James Beard and IACP Award-winning Bitters, always has his finger on the pulse of what's new and exciting in the cocktail world. But in this case, what's new is old--specifically, the centuries-old European tradition of making bitter cordials and liqueurs. In Amaro, Parsons takes readers on a bittersweet tour of Italian bars, cafés, and distilleries, opening readers' eyes to the rich history and vibrant culture of amaro today. Then, he returns to the United States, where contemporary mixologists are incorporating amari into a delicious and eclectic array of cocktails. Gorgeous location and cocktail photography; an impeccable package; and more than 100 recipes for DIY amaro, amaro cocktails, and amaro-spiked desserts will make this the must-have beverage book of the season.
From the Hardcover edition.

Parsons does a great job sharing the history of Amaro and his personal notes. I really enjoyed his thoughts. I thought the cocktail recipes where awesome. I think this is a great start for those dipping their toes into Amaro. It is really unique and I like that there are do it yourself directions in the back.

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