The Sauced Gulpable Gift Guide 2010

Gulpable Gift Guide Idea #1: Punch

David Wondrich’s new book is a no-brainer gift for booze lovers.

November 16, 2010

Punch by David Wondrich, a book to delight the boozephile in your life.

Category Affordable ($50 and Under)
Best For Aspiring home bartenders; culinary book collectors; Esquire-subscribing, life-of-style sorts.

Who is David Wondrich? He’s the only cocktail author to win a James Beard award, and he is also the reigning king of cocktails at Esquire. All hail. Wondrich’s new book Punch: The Delights and Dangers of the Flowing Bowl presents an excellent opportunity to make the boozephile in your life very happy.

It details the history of punch—the mysteries surrounding its origins, how British soldiers used to make it when their wine supplies spoiled, etc. There are also 44 punch recipes. Can you imagine what would happen if you tried to mix one punch a day for 44 days? This book could ruin someone’s life! But it the best possible way!

Punch is $23.99 and in stock right now at Elliott Bay Book Company.

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