'Vintage Cocktails: Forgotten Cocktails & Timeless Drinks'
Here's to You is a drinks and cocktail recipe book celebrating many of the world's renowned vintage drinks experienced through the eyes of W T McCleat. Will a world traveler and bon-viveur enjoys the experience of the cultures he has met. In his life's journey he has always kept a journal with him for the specific purpose of recording recipes, both of food and drink, from many of the cocktail parties and informal gatherings he has attended. In this book he shares with us a few secrets on how adding a simple twist to a world renowned cocktail recipe or vintage drink, turns it from fabulous to unbelievable!
This book details many world beating cocktail drink recipes that have a unique twist to them. Each cocktail has a related story depicting Will's first experience with the vintage drink. Recipes for each customized vintage drink are provided in detail with the instructions to create your own cocktail art form. Impress the 'heck' out of your friends and neighbors. Imagine a long cool 'Gin and Tonic' not only with lime and mint, but with a few fresh green peppercorns in the mix. It makes this drink even more fabulous for those long hot summer evenings where cocktail parties go on to the wee hours of the morning.
The vintage cocktails book provides signed (by McCleat) images of many vintage drinks in all their glory with many pictures depicting the art and the elegance of drink making. If this book doesn't make you thirsty for cocktail time, then I don't know what will! Reading this book will make you watch the clock, anticipating the five o' clock chime.
If you want to know more about making impressive vintage drinks, for your own cocktail parties or to just savor for yourself, without complicated cocktail recipes and instructions, then this book is for you. The simple vintage cocktail recipes, the clear instructions, the attractive images and the story behind each vintage drink makes this book a real find!
Read it, make it and tell the story of how it all came about!
Here's to You!
About the Author
Will Thomas McCleat - W.T. McCleat
Will was born in the Midwest. Living on a farm growing up, Will was around the farming culture from an early age. He went to a public school with the farm community values, defining the curriculum; strict immovable subjects that prepared him for the basics in life only. In his early teens, like many kids in his town he had his first job and first girlfriend.
At twenty-one after graduating from college he was commissioned and reported to flight school. Receiving his wings eighteen months later he went to a real squadron to learn how to fly a combat airplane. He soon transitioned to the OV-10A and found himself in Vietnam. For a small town country boy the assignments took him to exotic parts of the world where he learned not only the art of war but developed a loved of exotic cultures in the variety of countries he was able to visit. When Will wasn't in the combat zone, he spent his recover and recuperate (r&r) time-off to see as much of the Far East as he could.
In the early 70's, Will's year and a half being in and out of the combat zone, ended his tour because of a disabling wound. He returned to the US to heal and for his final tour of duty. After his years in the military Will was not in any rush to discover his new calling. He admitted later that his focus was on the love of his life! Will's wealth of experiences and his ability to retain and recall information was something he wanted to communicate to others. He was always fascinated with the why of some things and what if it was not that way? Will decided to build a career as an author and self publisher so he could express himself in fictional characters.
Will's books are built upon first hand personal experience and about stories he recalled from others. He successfully blends his own experience in novels that can have hot and steamy relationship weaved around true love stories from page one. Will is now a successful writer and has many novels to his name. He lives in what he and the love of his life call their small corner of the world.