You expect this book to be a nonstop parade of gin and absinthe with a couple rum drinks thrown in for people who cosplay Airship Sky Pirates. Sure, you'll find plenty of that, but compared to the crazy reality of Victorian drinking culture, your absinthe cocktail is downright boring. You're about to embark on a series of improbable adventures with household staples.
You'll find historically authentic punch recipes which could be confused for farmer's cheese, tea recipes that will knock you out rather than wake you up, and downright chewable eggy cream curdles. Along the way, you'll also find a wealth of shockingly tasty 19th century recipes using all natural ingredients you already have at home. Whether you're looking for a delicate cocktail to impress a fine corset clad lady or industrial quantities of affordable Victorian punch to serve the entire crew of your airship, you'll find the perfect Steampunk themed drink inside the pages of SteamDrunks.
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Then this is worth checking out. And if anyone ever tells you how straitlaced the Victorians were, let them know that a proper ladies lemonade from that era co If you picked this up to begin with you'll probably find a healthy list of things you want to try, and the commentary is both delightfully snarky and on point. And if anyone ever tells you how straitlaced the Victorians were, let them know that a proper ladies lemonade from that era contained more gin than they think.
May 08, Symmonz rated it it was amazing. Most entertaining recipe book of all time I ended up reading this cover to cover just out of sheer entertainment. I actually laughed out loud so many times I lost count.
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Almost each page has something either humorous or deprecating about the drink. The author freely admits that several of these recipes - while period correct - are disgusting and should be skipped.
It's worth getting just to have an amusing evening. Jan 26, Maya rated it it was amazing Shelves: The authors have a tongue in cheek sarcasm that is much appreciated, especially with the curdled milk punches and egg drinks.
SteamDrunks: Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks by Chris-Rachael Oseland
A lot of the Victorian versions sound disgusting, plus they are in massive quantities so the addition of modern versions after some of them is greatly appreciated. The idea of reading a cocktail book instead of only using it as a lookup reference might seem odd. Read it anyway - cover to cover.
Jul 13, Kelley rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can honestly say that never has a cookbook had me laughing so hard. I ended up reading some of the recipes to friends friends so I could share the laughter. I think my favorite is The Loyal Legion Punch. May 28, Brianna rated it really liked it. Historically hilarious recipes I liked the style in which this was written. Some of the recipes are terrible, but the author knows it and offers modern takes on Victorian cocktails. Aug 29, Damona rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a hilarious book.
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I don't drink, but I thought that the recipes in here were great and hilarious. Some of those Victorians, man I recommend this book if you like anything having to do with the Victorian Era or Steampunk. Aug 23, Toni rated it liked it. Interesting ideas, most of them anyway. I'll post when we test some. Feb 05, Kristina Jean Lareau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Such a fun read and so informative. I downloaded it for the Kindle App on my laptop and it was a great format. I think I will purchase a physical copy.
It is totally worth it.
Jan 03, Ellen rated it really liked it. Apr 04, Jenna rated it it was ok. I was hoping to find something new to try but nothing was appealing and all made in absurd quantities. Aug 19, May rated it really liked it Shelves: Hilarious text, interesting recipes.
Oct 24, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. Hysterically funny, even for this non-drinker. A great recommendation from my friend Hannah.
May 10, Sean rated it it was amazing. This is food porn at it's finest. Dec 03, A. Haven't tried any recipes yet we're thinking a tasting for the release of BioShock Infinite , but the descriptions of how to make the drinks are worth reading through even while sober!
SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks
Oct 15, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: A lot of the recipes are really good and easy to make. Perfect for a little flair to a party. Catherine Lewanski rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Christopher Garcia rated it it was ok Sep 03, Amy rated it liked it Dec 26, Wendi BrokenBinding rated it really liked it Mar 15, Rex rated it it was ok Aug 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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