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A cozy book of winter drinks : rich and delicious recipes to keep you warm
Geiskopf-Hadler, Susann, 1950-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Roseville, Calif. : Prima Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
viii, 152 pages ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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TX815 .G45 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Recipes to Warm Your Body and Soul Think winter. Now imagine that you're sitting in your favorite chair in front of a crackling fire, sipping a steaming mug of the best cocoa ever; or a Melting Martini; or a Café Kahlúa with a Tequila Back. How about a Hot Spiced Merlot? A Sweet Mexican Mocha? Vanilla Cocoa with Whipped Cream? Inside is a tantalizing collection of beverage delights that will turn your winter evenings into a cozy cocoon of blissful pleasure. You'll discover countless classics and original recipes destined to become new favorites, including: ·Sambuca Up ·Raspberry Hot Cocoa ·Amaretto Brandy Rocks ·Cranberry-Orange Champagne Punch ·French Roast Coffee with Vanilla and Cream ·Coconut Café Mocha ·Cancun-Style Hot Cocoa ·Milk Frothed with Chocolate and Mint ·And many more delicious cozy beverage pleasures! Whether you favor coffee and cocoa drinks in a mug or spirited drinks in the perfect glass, inside are winter beverages to enjoy by yourself or share with friends. You'll explore in detail everything from coffee brewing methods and drink-making techniques to enticing presentation tips. Best of all, there are more than 75 delicious recipes and serving suggestions to help keep you warm and cozy on a cold winter's night (or any night of the year for that matter!).

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

"The simple pleasures of life," Geiskopf-Hadler writes, "are easily enhanced with a cozy beverage in hand." Ignore the questionable grammar of that sentence and dive into the recipes: the author offers the secrets to year-round classics like the Martini and the Old-fashioned, as well as nouveau adventures like a gin, apricot brandy and juice mix called the Sunny Susann Cocktail and Creamy Ruby Port, a blended milk and port concoction. Most of the drinks, whether alcoholic or not, are warm; many, such as the bold Cafi Kahlua with a Tequila Back, feature coffee. Geiskopf-Hadler envisions snuggly beverages as the liquid centerpiece to an evening full of fun and camaraderie: it's not about the booze, it's about the fellowship. But is it wise to consume Schnapps Hot Chocolate with Mint before going skiing with the buddies? (She calls it a "good drink to either begin or end a day on the slopes.") There are plenty of fine recipes contained within, but skip any accompanying commentary or history-while few buy cookbook because they'll be good reads, this one is especially weak: the prose is awkward and repetitive (never has the word "unique" been so overused) and the bits of history offer little that's new. (Sept. 24) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved