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Spirited: How to create easy, fun drinks at home

Signe Johansen



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29 October 2019
Spirits & cocktails; Non-alcoholic beverages
Featuring 50 cocktails, cordials and more, this is a flavour-focused drinks book with a feminist angle that opens up the 'boys club' world of serious cocktails, from bestselling food author and long-time whisky enthusiast, Signe Johansen.

Spirited brings together fifty well-crafted cocktail recipes, all fuelled by a cook's palate and a love of creative ingredients. The recipes play with a wide range of flavours such as fresh, floral, herbal and spicy notes and encourage you to think like a cook not a bartender. With chapters on drambling (the joy of winter walks and whisky), creative and delicious drinks to serve at gatherings, warming nightcaps and non-alcoholic 'soothies' to calm an ailing spirit, there is a tipple here for every occasion. There is also a collection of recipes called Cupboard Cocktails - made from staple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen - and more ambitious weekend projects for gifts or special occasions.

Spirited is a refreshing departure from earnest mixologists writing about the 'art of the cocktail' - books often written by men, for men. Instead, Signe opens the field for everyone and celebrates the convivial and social experience of healthy hedonism and raising a glass together. This is a warm and inclusive companion to the subject, packed with trade secrets, delicious recipes and fascinating insight into the world of drinks.
By:   Signe Johansen
Imprint:   Bluebird
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   426g
ISBN:   9781509860579
ISBN 10:   1509860576
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   29 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Signe Johansen is a Norwegian cook and author of Solo: The Joy of Cooking for One, How to Hygge, Scandilicious and Scandilicious Baking. A longtime whisky enthusiast, she is the co-founder of 'Spirited Women', a project to get more women into whisky and other spirits. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Cambridge, she trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London, worked in several of the UK's top restaurants and went on to do her masters in the anthropology of food at SOAS Food Studies Centre at the University of London. She has appeared on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas, What's Cooking and Sunday Brunch. She lives in London.

Reviews for Spirited: How to create easy, fun drinks at home

Praise for Solo: At last, a book of lovely recipes by someone who knows that cooking isn't always for sharing. It's just as important to eat well on your own. -- <b>Diana Henry</b> Praise for How to Hygge: Uplifting, heart-warming, life-enriching. I wish I could have read this book years ago. -- <b>Nigel Slater</b> Praise for Solo: A book that turns a chore into a pleasure ... Johansen is never less than in tune with her reader. -- <b><i>Observer Food Monthly</i></b>

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