Bourbon Is My Comfort Food
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky
Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Sales Date: 05/03/2022
Bourbon Is My Comfort Food reveals the delicious beauty of bourbon cocktails and the joy of creating them. Whether readers are new to bourbon or steeped in its history and myriad uses, they will gain the knowledge to make great bourbon cocktails, share them with friends and family, and expand their whiskey horizons—because the only thing better than bourbon is sharing it with a friend.
From building your home bar to basics on cocktail technique, Heather Wibbels showcases more than 140 variations on classic bourbon cocktails—like the Old-Fashioned, the Manhattan, Whiskey Sours, Highballs, Juleps, and more—in approachable ways. The book also features several Cocktail Labs, which invite readers to explore classic cocktail elements and experiment with flavors, textures, infusions, syrups, and garnishes.
But more than that, Bourbon Is My Comfort Food is a celebration of ten years of bourbon education and cocktails by Bourbon Women, the first group dedicated to women and their love of the spirit. Wibbels celebrates with cocktails from the Bourbon Women leadership team, branches across the nation, and winners from the group's annual Not Your Pink Drink contest. Get out your cocktail shaker and explore the wide world of bourbon cocktails with Heather Wibbels and Bourbon Women!
Bourbon Bar Basics: Mix at Home Like a Pro
Stocking Your Bar: Shopping for Bourbon, Spirits, and Mixers
Bourbon and Spirit Infusions
The Old Fashioned: The Grandmama of All Whiskey Cocktails
The Manhattan: A Cocktail Classic for the Bourbon Drinker
Whiskey Sours: Bourbon and Citrus Steal the Show
Highballs, Mules, and Bubbles: Bourbon Refreshments in a Tall Glass
Juleps: More than a Drink at the Track
Other Bourbon and Whiskey Classic Cocktails
Bourbon Dessert Cocktails: Sweets in a Glass
Party Cocktails: Batching Bourbon Drinks like a Pro
Bourbon Women's Not Your Pink Drink Bourbon Women Contest Winners
Bourbon Cocktails Across the Country: Drinks from Bourbon Women Branches
Bourbon Is My Comfort Food is a cocktail book that drinkers want: a tool that's long on detailed technique and chock-full of insights on amendments. Wibbels's well-tested recipes are easy to follow and sure to inspire home and pro mixologists alike. While her skill as stylist and photographer for the book is impressive, don't let those images keep you flipping pages on the couch. Wibbels wrote this book to get readers out of their seats and making drinks at home.~Steve Coomes, author and restaurant and spirits writer
Heather Wibbels, aka the Cocktail Contessa, represents the best of Bourbon Women here. Not only are her—and contributors'—cocktails delicious, they are beautiful, too. Follow her guidance to elevate your home bartending to new heights!~Susan Reigler, author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book
When Heather Wibbels first joined the Bourbon Women Association, she liked to 'dabble' in cocktail making, until she witnessed the tremendous outpouring of excitement for her dynamic mixology creations from an enthusiastic group of women. Fast forward to Bourbon Is My Comfort Food, a collection of the very best in creative cocktails and the story along the way of the Cocktail Contessa, a true Bourbon Woman!~Peggy Noe Stevens, founder of Bourbon Women and coauthor of Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?
Bourbon Is My Comfort Food, by Heather Wibbels, showcases classic bourbon cocktails. And whether readers are new to bourbon or steeped in its history and myriad uses, they will learn to step up their bourbon cocktail game, and go on to share those recipes with friends and family, expanding their whiskey horizons.~The Whiskey Wash
If bourbon is your thing, or you're even just a little interested, this book will be a great addition to your bar cart. This brilliantly illustrated book is bursting with so much information, including cocktail tips, recipes, infusions, syrups, and more, for everyone from the home enthusiast to drinks professionals to enjoy.~Natalie Migliarini, founder of Beautiful Booze and author of Beautiful Booze
Cocktail Contessa Heather Wibbels demystifies the art and science of the thoughtfully-crafted home cocktail, a pursuit that was almost lost to history after the shelf-stable cocktail mixer fad of previous decades. This book proves that anyone can make and enjoy bespoke cocktails at home with a little bit of planning.~Maggie Kimberl, president of the Bourbon Women Association and content editor at American Whiskey Magazine
It has been a joy watching Heather develop her talent for combining flavors into wonderfully creative cocktails. In this beautiful book, she encourages readers to push their own palates with prompts for riffing on her easy-to-follow recipes. Her tips will have you shaking and stirring like a pro.~Carla Harris Carlton (The Bourbon Babe), former Bourbon Women board member and author of Barrel-Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America's Whiskey
Bourbon Is My Comfort Food reveals the delicious beauty of bourbon cocktails and the joy of creating them. Whether readers are new to bourbon or steeped in its history and myriad uses, they will gain the knowledge to make great bourbon cocktails, share them with friends and family, and expand their whiskey horizons—because the only thing better than bourbon is sharing it with a friend.~Beauty Loves Booze
Visually stunning! Heather's cocktails when presented live are just as beautiful as they are photographed. Her photography reminds me of the stunning style of the late artist Julius Friedman, crisp, colorful and enticing! With that said, the cocktails presented within are in themselves works of art that appeal to all the senses. Visually inviting you to embrace the aromas, savor the flavors and imagine the sounds of the ice hitting the glass, the shaking and stirring that invites the conversation and laughter when shared.~Chris Zaborowski, Owner of Westport Whiskey & Wine, Certified Executive Bourbon Steward
Bourbon Is My Comfort Food is just what every bourbon lover needs on their bar cart. Heather has done a stand-up job of presenting bourbon in a way that is approachable yet wildly informative. I learned something new in nearly every section of the book. Heather takes us on a ride with her cocktail recipes, expanding classic cocktails into creative and flavorful riffs. There's a little something for everyone!~Alyson Brown, author of The Flower-Infused Cocktail
This book is for everyone from beginner to seasoned bar professional. It will inspire you to explore your creativity with ease and professional tips and techniques to make delicious, impressive cocktails that enhance every occasion. Whether you are after a recipe for a classic, or one with a twist, or a decadent after dinner dessert cocktail, you will find what you need with easily understood instructions. The photos alone will trigger your inner adventurous spirit. Just a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to learn about whiskey cocktails and what can move you to have fun and enjoy whiskey in the comfort of your home with family and friends alike.~Andrea Wilson, Master of Maturation, Chief Operating Officer at Michter's Distillery
The book with more than 140 recipes is a primer not just on making great cocktails but it takes the reader on a journey of how to manipulate flavors on their own to create perfectly balanced cocktails to meet one's own palate.~Distillery Trail