By Christopher Tierney, Erica Brod
2020 • HarperCollins
Discover the techniques behind crafting your favorite concoctions from this first and only compilation of the renowned Formula List creations from Apothéke, the original New York City cocktail apothecary that applies mixology to the world of plant science wellness.
With its 1800s-Parisian-absinthe-den vibe combined with an air of opium-den secrecy, Apothéke is a unique urban apothecary that provides a multi-sensory experience for its clientele. Talented botany-minded mixologists, dressed in lab coats labeled “Dispensing Chemist,” experiment behind the glowing marble bar with local and exotic herbs, botanicals, and tinctures. Much like herbalists and apothecaries have done for thousands of years, they balance science, art, and flavor cultivating healing ingredients in boundary-shattering cocktail formulas that offer the amazing healing power of plants.
In Apothéke, the creators of the popular speakeasy with locations in Manhattan and Los Angeles share their holistic approach to drinking well, delving into the use of alcohol as medicine, the story of the establishment’s creation, and exploring the signature house-made ingredients; local and organic botanicals, tinctures, and produce; and ancient healing herbal combinations that have put the storied speakeasy on the map.
With a beautiful design that echoes the award-winning décor of their establishments, this modern wellness handbook also features the first-ever compilation of fifty of Apothéke’s renowned Formula List creations to recreate the flavorful medicinal mixology of Apothéke at home, with recipes such as Kale in Comparison, Forlorn Dragon, Sitting Buddha, and Paid Vacation.
Cheers to good health!
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