The Peninsula Bookman bookstore in Sister Bay has announced a book signing and discussion on June 10 at 2 pm with New York Times columnist Robert Simonson on the topic of his several books about cocktails.
Simonson is the author of The Old-Fashioned, A Proper Drink, and 3–Ingredient Cocktails, as well as the forthcoming The Martini Cocktail. Simonson is visiting Door County to talk about drinks and sign copies of his books.
From the amazon.com review of Simonson’s book The Old-Fashioned:
“No single cocktail is as iconic, as beloved, or as discussed and fought-over as the Old-Fashioned. Its formula is simple: just whiskey, bitters, sugar, and ice. But how you combine those ingredients—in what proportion, using which brands, and with what kind of garnish—is the subject of much impassioned debate.
“The Old-Fashioned is the spirited, delightfully unexpected story of this renowned and essential drink: its birth as the ur-cocktail in the nineteenth century, darker days in the throes of Prohibition, re-ascension in the 1950s and 1960s (as portrayed and re-popularized by Don Draper on Mad Men), and renaissance as the star of the contemporary craft cocktail movement.
“Also featured are more than forty cocktail recipes, including classic variations, regional twists, and contemporary updates from top bartenders around the country. All are accessible, delicious, and elegant in their simplicity, demonstrating the versatility and timelessness of the Old-Fashioned formula.
“With its rich history, stunning photography, and impeccable recipes, The Old-Fashioned is a celebration of one of America’s greatest bibulous achievements. It is a necessary addition to any true whiskey – or cocktail-lover’s bookshelf, and destined to become a classic on par with its namesake beverage.”
For more information call 920.633.4057 or visit www.peninsulabookman.com.