the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared
homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for
curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold.
Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar &
Lounge in Philadelphia, and 1022 South in Tacoma, as well as "vintage"
and "homegrown" cocktail aficionados, find inspiration in apothecary
cocktails of old.
features 75 traditional and newly created recipes for
Learn the history of the top ten apothecary liqueurs, bitters, and
tonics that are enjoying resurgence at trendy bars and restaurants,
including Peychaud's Bitters, Chartreuse, and Vermouth. Find out how
healing herbs, flowers, and spices are being given center stage in
cocktail recipes and traditional apothecary recipes and ingredients are
being resurrected for taste and the faint promise of a cure. Once
you’ve mastered the history, you can try your hand at reviving
favorites: restoratives, sedatives and toddys, digestifs, and more.
Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today
by Warren Bobrow
Winds Press, 2013