Apothecary Cocktails Giveaway
Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today
I had fun reading Apothecary Cocktails Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today by Warren Bobrow. In years gone by, alcohol was often used in a medicinal way for restorative and curative means. The author delightfully “negotiates the history of pre-Prohibition cocktails, bitters, tinctures and tonics from the apothecaries of days gone by.” The author shows how healing herbs, flowers and spices are being given center stage in cocktail recipes.
Before modern medicine, there was minimal access to physicians so pharmacists came up with all kinds of tinctures, bitters, elixirs and tonics using herbs, flowers, fruits and even vegetables mixing them with substantial quantities of alcohol. This beautifully presented book features 75 traditional and modern recipes for medicinally-themed cocktails and shows readers how they too can create restorative “cocktails with benefits” in their own homes.
You will find fun facts of apothecary liqueurs, bitter and tonics which are enjoying a resurgence at trendy bars and restaurants with recipes for the following:
Digestives and Other Curatives
Relaxants and Toddies
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Jennifer P - Vicki Furrin on Rafflecopter says
I think they’re herbal remedies. Thanks for the giveaway
I am honored that the author, Warren Bobrow is following this post and commenting on posts that readers put out there. Thank you Warren!
What you say in reply to Janice about having a top flight herbal healing guide without the alcohol is exactly why I wanted to review your book.
We all need to get back to basics and use the natural remedies that are available to us.
I think it is basically natural remedies
Warren Bobrow says
Janice: That’s exactly correct. And why are natural remedies are important? Because in this context, the early apothecary didn’t have access to refrigeration, nor did they have drug companies to send them prescriptions. Things were just different pre-1906 (The Pure Food and Drug Act, took alcohol out of the pharmacies)
My book is centered in real healing. I did much research to make sure every recipe (and they are strong for healing) are correct for the specific ailment. take alcohol out of the equation and you have a top flight herbal healing guide!
Thank you for your comment! wb
Darlene Jones Nelson says
cocktail with healing powers !
Sheri Ferguson says
Apothecary cocktails are a reason to drink, if you ask me! 😉 In the old days, when medicine wasn’t readily available, people put together their own healing mixtures.
Desiree DeYoung says
An apothecary cocktail is medicinal but poison if to much!!!^_^
Shane R. says
I think they are alcoholic drinks used to help with health, an older form of medicine.
shane: you are correct!
Leslie Harris says
I think of them as restorative healing from back in the old days
not so long ago Leslie.. In fact folk remedies are still very important methods of healing!