Adam Ford, a lawyer by profession, is the founder of Atsby New York Vermouth. Inspired by a vermouth he tasted in Italy, Ford sought to create an American vermouth using local, artisanal ingredients. In the process of researching the perfect combination of botanicals for his product, he discovered the long-forgotten history of what was once America’s most glamorous spirit, and so this book was born. Ford lives in New York City with his family and produces his vermouth on the North Fork of Long Island.


Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit That Created America’s Cocktail Culture

Adam Ford • Countryman Press • $24.95 • June 2015