People have been mixing cocktails for generations — and while there are many tried-and-true staples, there's no reason not to shake things up a bit. It's with that spirit in mind that the makers of the Mason Shaker bring you Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails. Broken into several sections, the first covers an introduction to mixing cocktails, from key techniques, to selecting the right liquors, to choosing seasonal ingredients. The second section delves into actual cocktail recipes, broken up by each season and focusing on market-fresh herbs, mixers, and more. The final section covers the social aspect of mixing cocktails, detailing a range of ideas for gatherings that span the country.
So. You need booze but lost your job. You've grown tired of infusing store-bought liquor. Your job as a drug runner just isn't dangerous enough. Whatever the case, The Secrets of Building an Alcohol Producing Still will have you up and running 'shine in no time. Technically, the book is written for people looking to brew up their own alcohol fuel — very high proof stuff that can used in a variety of internal combustion engines, providing you with a fuel source should society go south. But where's the fun in that?
Already finished William Shakespeare's Star Wars? Well, we got some good news for you. Ian Doescher, The Bard's great great great great grandson, has been hard at work on the sequel, William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back. As you might expect, this book is based on the events of Episode V, but recounts them in iambic pentameter, and, like its predecessor, brings the story to life through black-and-white Elizabethan-style illustrations. By the way, that grandson stuff? We totally made that up.
For the serious collector, a pair of shoes is only as good as the jealousy it inspires among your friends and colleagues — and with Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide you get a definitive guide to every envy-inspiring pair of kicks available. Whether it's covering limited edition sneakers from the brands themselves or collaborations between shoe companies and individual designers, this book details over 300 examples of the best exclusive shoes. With beautiful photography, insider information, and an in-depth look into what makes these shoes special, this book is the guide to some of the most coveted footwear to date.