Calling all wine lovers, whisky connoisseurs, gin drinkers and cocktail mixologists! Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks is a must-have collection of vintage recipes to spice up your next drinks party.
When pioneering bartender Jerry Thomas popularised cocktails across the United States, the UK was not to be undone, and William Terrington responded by publishing the first ever British book to collect cocktail recipes in 1869. His volume Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks presented recipes from Europe, the US and the UK, along with some of his own inventions (such as Gin Punch a la Terrington) as well as giving advice on wine choice and refrigeration, a dazzling new technology of the time. Terrington's 'cup' recipes are mostly for what we would think of as punches, based on wine and sherry, mixed with herbs, fruit, spices, etc. perfect for parties and large gatherings. Recipes include Hot Spiced Ale, Whisky Sling, White Wine Julep, and Bannister's Milk Punch and instructions on how to make syrups, bitters and non-alcoholic beverages.
As well as discovering vintage recipes to try out, the book provides a fascinating snapshot into a bygone era-what was fashionable and cutting edge in the Victorian world of booze. It is a must-have for all cocktail lovers. Cheers!