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Shots!

Small but Mighty By Yiayia Janet

The Architecture of the Shot: Crafting the Perfect Shot from the Bottom Up

“This small, beautiful book is crammed with information from the end papers to the final page. Being somewhat of a trivia buff I, particularly, enjoyed reading the fascinating origins of the 75 shots.

“A shot and a beer”, is what I recall my Dad asking for at a country saloon in years past.

Shots have come a long way since those bygone days.

The names alone blow your sox off. Have you had the chance to enjoy: a FIFTY-SEVEN CHEVY, FLAT TIRE, GIRL SCOUT COOKIE, JOLLY RANCHER, MIND ERASER, OATMEAL COOKIE, PB&J, PRAIRIE FIRE, SILK PANTIES?

These are just a few of the recipes in this book.

The Architecture of the Shot is not only informative, it is also beautiful. The diagrams of each shot are magnificently executed. Detailed blueprints illustrate every specification of the concoction from the proper glass to the quantities of liquor. If you like being on the cutting edge of today’s bar scene, this book merits a place on your bookshelf.

It would also make a great gift for the young and the hip.

That’s Yiayia talking.”

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