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"The Martini" book event with author Robert Simonson
Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
Milwaukee, WI
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"The Martini" book event with author Robert Simonson
We are excited to welcome Robert Simonson to discuss his latest book, "The Martini: A Meditation on the World's Greatest Drink, with Recipes".  

Sunday December 29th, 7-10 pm
Bryant's Cocktail Lounge's Velvet Lounge

$35 includes signed Book, one Martini Cocktail, and gratuity.  Seating and drink service starts at 7pm, presentation will start about 8pm followed by discussion and mingling.  

21+ with Valid ID


About the Book:

The first book in decades to celebrate and explore the history of the most iconic of classic cocktails, the martini, with 50 recipes.

A classic martini includes gin, vermouth, sometimes bitters, a lemon twist or olive, and lots of opinions--it's these opinions that New York Times cocktail writer Robert Simonson uncovers in his exploration of the long and tangled history of the classic martini and its subtle variations. The book features examples of age-old recipes, such as the first martini recipe published in 1888, modern versions created by some of the world's best bartenders, and martinis sought out by enthusiasts around the world, from Dukes Bar at the Dukes Hotel London to Musso and Frank Grill in Los Angeles. In The Martini Cocktail, you'll discover everything you need to know about what components make a great martini, as well as a collection of 50 recipes to create your own drinks (and form your own opinions) at home.

Advance praise for The Martini Cocktail

Simonsons a fleet-footed writer, and his thumbnail history is easily satisfying without getting into the weeds. . . . This is a no-brainer for martini enthusiasts.Publishers Weekly

About the Author:

ROBERT SIMONSON writes about cocktails, spirits, bars, and bartenders for the New York Times. He is also contributing editor and columnist at PUNCH. His books include The Old-Fashioned (2014), A Proper Drink (2016) and 3-Ingredient Cocktails (2017), which was nominated for a 2018 James Beard Award. He was also a primary contributor to The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails (2015). Simonson won the 2019 Spirited Award for Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer, and his work, which has also appeared in Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, New York magazine, and Lucky Peach, has been nominated for a total of eleven Spirited Awards and two IACP Awards. A native of Wisconsin, he lives in Brooklyn.

About the Venue:

Bryant's is Milwaukee's oldest cocktail lounge, open since 1938. Featuring over 450 specialty drinks, including classic cocktails, blended drinks, ice cream cocktails, and pre-prohibition classics. All cocktails are lovingly served in a unique two-story environment featuring velvet walls, cozy booths, and swinging sounds played on a vintage McIntosh Hi Fi.  

Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
1579 S 9th St
Milwaukee WI

At the corner of 9th and Lapham


Bryant's Cocktail Lounge (View)
1579 S 9th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
United States


Arts > Literary
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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