The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring 500 recipes from the wolrd's premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this rich subject, The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: it delves into history, personalities, and anecdotes; it shows you how to set up a bar, master important techniques, and use tools correctly; and it delivers unique concoctions, many featuring DeGroff’s signature use of fresh juices, as well as all the classics. It begins with the history of spirits, how they’re made (but without too much boring science), the development of the mixed drink, and the culture it created, all drawn from DeGroff’s vast library of vintage cocktail books. Then on to stocking the essential bar, choosing the right tools and ingredients, and mastering key techniques—the same information that DeGroff shares with the bartenders he trains in seminars and through his videos. And then the meat of the matter: 500 recipes, including everything from tried-and-true classics to of-the-moment originals. Throughout are rich stories, vintage recipes, fast facts, and other entertaining asides. Beautiful color photographs and a striking design round out the cookbook approach to this subject, highlighting the difference between an under-the-bar handbook and a stylish, full-blown treatment. The Craft of the Cocktail is that treatment, destined to become the bible of the bar. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Jim Meehan
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2017-10-17
A stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders. Meehan’s Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan’s magnum opus—and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehan’s storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehan’s deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, drink mixing technique, and the tools you’ll need to create a well-stocked bar—all brought to life in over 150 black- and-white illustrations by artist Gianmarco Magnani. The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktail classics--including Meehan originals--plus insights as to why he makes them the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender’s creative process. Organized by spirit base, the recipes contain detailed annotations and are accompanied by fine art photographer Doron Gild’s breathtaking, full-color photos. Thoughtful contributions from more than 50 colleagues around the world who’ve greatly contributed to global cocktail culture further contextualize Meehan’s philosophy. Timeless black-and-white portraits of these industry experts round out this comprehensive tome. This densely informative, yet approachable manual is presented in an iconic package--featuring a textured cover with debossed type, rounded corners, and nearly 500 pages--making it an instant classic to be enjoyed now, and for years to come. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level or an enthusiastic amateur interested in better understanding concepts like mise en place and the mechanics of drink making, Meehan’s Bartender Manual is the definitive modern guide.
Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.
Whether they drink it straight, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails, Americans love their bourbon. Bourbon at Its Best is the most comprehensive guide to this drink available, with detailed descriptions of these elixirs, from the tried and true ways in which they are made to the amazing range of flavors they deliver. Bourbon at Its Best reveals the flavorful history of this red-white-and-blue spirit, from its rural origins as "corn likker" to its rough- and- tumble days as moonshine to its downright genteel status as a premium liquor. Readers will find out what makes bourbon different from other whiskeys of the world and how to truly savor all of its better qualities. They'll experience the magic of bourbon-making first-hand, traveling to classic distilleries in America's heartland. Perfect for both newcomers and connoisseurs, Bourbon at Its Best is an entertaining, informative tour of this intoxicating world.
Author: Alex Day
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2018-10-30
From the authors of the best-selling and genre-defining cocktail book Death & Co, Cocktail Codex is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors' unique "root cocktails" approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails. "There are only six cocktails." So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the "root recipes," six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each "family," you'll understand why some cocktails work and others don't, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you're missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to--or invent--if you want to try something new.
Author: Ray Foley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Cocktails mixen ist eine Kunst f?r sich, zumindest meinen das viele, aber das stimmt so nicht. Mit der richtigen Anleitung ist es kinderleicht. Ray Foley erkl?rt Ihnen, wie Sie das richtige Handwerkszeug finden, Zitronen, Limonen und anderes Obst schneiden, unfallfrei Sekt- und Weinflaschen ?ffnen und Ihre Hausbar perfekt organisieren. Er gibt Ihnen eine Einf?hrung in die verschiedenen Spirituosen und hilft Ihnen so, die richtigen Produkte f?r Ihre Cocktails einzukaufen und Ihren Freunden auch noch eine nette Geschichte dazu erz?hlen zu k?nnen. Fehlt da noch etwas? Klar! Rezepte! Bei den ?ber 1000 Rezepten in diesem Buch ist garantiert f?r jeden etwas dabei. Auch f?r Sie.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
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Eine weltumspannende Verschwörung, uralte Geheimnisse und skrupellose Geschäftemacher ... Drei Morde, jeder auf einem anderen Kontinent, erregen die Aufmerksamkeit von Painter Crowe, Agent der Sigma-Force. Bald findet er heraus, dass Ivar Karlsen – Vorstandsvorsitzender eines der größten Konzerne der Welt – darin verwickelt ist. Crowe reist nach Norwegen, um dem mächtigen Wirtschaftsboss auf den Zahn zu fühlen. Doch auch Karlsen ist lediglich ein Strohmann für noch Mächtigere. Die mysteriöse Gilde – eine verbrecherische Söldnerorganisation, die mit Hightech und uraltem Geheimwissen nach Macht und Einfluss strebt – hat mit Karlsens Hilfe ein Mittel gefunden, jeder Regierung der Erde ihren Willen aufzuzwingen. Nur Painter Crowe und die Sigma-Force wissen von dem schrecklichen Plan. Aber um ihn zu verhindern, müssen sie zunächst den brutalen Angriff der Gilde überleben ...