Top new spirits books for autumn 2016

27th September, 2016 by Nicola Carruthers

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons

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New York-based writer Brad Thomas Parsons has penned the definitive guide to the mysterious yet essential cocktail ingredient – the bitter liqueur. The European tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs has been around for centuries. But it is only recently that these herbaceous digestifs have moved from the dusty back bar to center stage in the US, and become a key ingredient on cocktail lists amongst some of the worlds best bars and restaurants. With more than 100 recipes for amaro-centric cocktails, DIY amaro, and even amaro-spiked desserts, Parsons has succeeded with a book that celebrates the category.

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