Mixologist: The Journal Of The American Cocktail

NEW YORK, April 5, 2005 - The first annual volume of Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail (ISBN: 0-9760937-0-7) is hot off the presses. A forum for mixology and barware scholars, Mixologist is written by some of the nation's most respected cocktail authorities. This year's volume of Mixologist features works by Dave Wondrich, Ted Haigh, Robert Hess, Gary Regan, Jared Brown, Lowell Edmunds, Paul Clarke, Audrey Saunders, Phil Greene, Anistatia Miller, and Darcy O'Neil.

The never-before-published articles presented in this inaugural 200-page volume focus on the origins of six classic cocktails. Additional articles explore the legend of Antoine Amedee Peychaud, creator of Peychaud's Bitters; the history of Plymouth Gin; a definitive and scientific guide to simple syrup; and a look into the classic future of cocktails. Articles were reviewed by a distinguished editorial board that included Dale DeGroff, Dave Wondrich, Jared Brown, Lowell Edmunds, and Robert Hess. Published by Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller, net proceeds from the sales of Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail will benefit The Museum of the American Cocktail.

"The volume of knowledge and depth of inquiry into the American Cocktail has expanded beyond the walls of cocktail books and bars since the emergence of the modern Cocktail Age," says editor Anistatia Miller. "Mixologist offers scholars and the inquisitive a fertile place to read the best research on this spirited subject."

Contents includes:
A Brief History of Punch by David Wondrich
The Rise and Fall of the Martini by Robert Hess
History and Character of the Gimlet by Paul Clarke
The Genealogy and Mythology of the Singapore Sling by Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh
The Bellini by Lowell Edmunds
If You Like Piqa Coladas by Jared Brown
Antoine Amedee Peychaud by Phil Greene
Down to the Sea in Ships by Anistatia Miller
The Definitive Guide to Simple Syrup by Darcy O'Neil
Twenty-First Century Cocktails by Audrey Saunders
The Long and Winding Road by Gary Regan

Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail is $23.95 (includes s&h) per copy mailed within the U.S. via book rate. Foreign orders are $27.95 per copy. Payments are accepted through PayPal. To process your order via PayPal, please visit: http://www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org/news/gazette/2005.02.html or Amazon at at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0976093707/103-8219755-8056650

-Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail is published by Mixellany, an imprint of Jared Brown (www.mixellany.com). This independent publishing arm of the Museum of the American Cocktail offers cocktail and spirits professionals as well as aficionados a forum for presenting in-depth research into the history of cocktails and spirits, the business of beverage operations, and the crafting of cocktails that has never before been published in a trade or consumer publication. A portion of net proceeds from the sales of Mixologist benefits the support of the Museum of the American Cocktail and its activities.

Founded by the King of Cocktails, Dale DeGroff, and a host of talented and passionate bartenders, collectors, historians, and writers on the subject of drink, The Museum of the American Cocktail is dedicated to providing education in mixology and preserving the rich history of the American Cocktail. The exhibit is on display at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum at 514 Chartres Street, now through September, 2005. View over two hundred years of cocktail vintage cocktail shakers, Prohibition-era literature and music, tools, and all sorts of cocktail memorabilia from the outstanding collections of the founders. For info, visit www.MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org


Anistatia Miller
Robert Hess