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The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails (Cocktail Book, Bartender Book, Mixology Book, Mixed Drinks Recipe Book)

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The Ultimate Bar Book The bartender's bible and a James Beard nominee for the best Wine and Spirit book, 2008

The cocktail book for your home: The Ultimate Bar Book is an indispensable guide to classic cocktails and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips.

Classic cocktails and new drinks: As the mistress of mixology, the author Mittie Hellmich has the classics down for the Martini, the Bloody Maryand the many variations such as the Dirty Martini and the Virgin Mary. And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler.

Illustrated secrets of classic cocktails and more: Illustrations show precisely what type of glass should be used for each drink. With dozens of recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups; punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages; and let's not forget an essential selection of hangover remedies, The Ultimate Bar Book is nothing short of top-shelf.

If you liked PTD Cocktail Book, 12 Bottle Bar and The Joy of Mixology, you'll love The Ultimate Bar Book

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Meehan's Bartender Manual

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Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award in "Beverage" category

Finalist for the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Book Awards 

Winner of the 2018 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book


A stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the worlds most acclaimed bartenders.
 
Meehans Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehans magnum opusand the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehans storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehans 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 youll need to create a well-stocked barall 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 bartenders creative process.  Organized by spirit base, the recipes contain detailed annotations and are accompanied by fine art photographer Doron Gilds breathtaking, full-color photos. Thoughtful contributions from more than 50 colleagues around the world whove greatly contributed to global cocktail culture further contextualize Meehans 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 youre 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, Meehans Bartender Manual is the definitive modern guide.









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Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails

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The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world.
 

Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry awardincluding Americas Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staffthe best in the industryDeath & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern eras most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference. 

Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails, Death & Co features more than 500 of the bars most innovative and sought-after cocktails. But more than just a collection of recipes, Death & Co is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques. Filled with beautiful, evocative photography; illustrative charts and infographics; and colorful essays about the characters who fill the bar each night; Death & Colike its namesake baris bold, elegant, and setting the pace for mixologists around the world.

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The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique (Cocktail Book with Cocktail Recipes, Mixology Book for Bartending)

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Looking to impress your family and guests with your cocktails? Look no further than this cocktail recipe book, The Bar Book - Bartending and mixology for the home cocktail enthusiast.

Learn the key techniques of bartending and mixology from a master: Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail and bartender book out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into bar essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks.

Over 60 of the best drink recipes: The Bar Book contains more than 60 cocktail recipes that employ the techniques you will learn in this craft cocktail book. Each technique is illustrated with how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance.

Bartending and mixology techniques include the best practices for:
  • Juicing
  • Garnishing
  • Carbonating
  • Stirring and shaking
  • Choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink
  • And, much more

If you found PTD Cocktail Book, 12 Bottle Bar, The Joy of Mixology, Death and Co., and Liquid Intelligence to be helpful among bartending and mixology books, you will find Jeffrey Morgenthaler's The Bar Book to be an essential bartender book.

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  • By Jeffrey Morgenthaler with Martha Holmberg.
  • The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there.
  • Breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks.
  • More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text.
  • Topics range from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink.




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The Everything Bartender's Book: Your Complete Guide to Cocktails, Martinis, Mixed Drinks, and More! (Everything Series)

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More than 1,000 recipes for any occasion!

You'll be mixing cocktails like a pro in no time with The Everything Bartender's Book, 4th Edition. Designed for every skill level, this essential guide boasts more than 1,000 recipes for shots, cordials, and punches, along with classic cocktails, mixed drinks, frozen blender concoctions, and even "virgin" versions of popular drinks. This all-new edition will teach you how to:

  • Choose glassware and use bar tools
  • Mix hundreds of crowd-pleasing drinks
  • Pick the perfect drink for every occasion
  • Create cocktails using beer and cider
  • Cure a nasty hangover
You'll also find exciting new recipes for making your own bitters, infusions, and syrups, as well as brand-new information on craft beer and fruit ciders. Completely updated and revised, this behind-the-bar handbook reveals the secrets every great bartender--or party host--needs to know!



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The Drunken Botanist

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The Essential, New York TimesBestselling Guide to Botany and Booze

A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.NPR's Morning Edition

Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous. The New York Times


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 dinosaursbut each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.

This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixologywith more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardenerswill make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

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  • Over 50 cocktail recipes
  • Tips on growing and making drinks with herbs, fruits, and veggies
  • Making cocktails from the ground up



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The Curious Bartender Volume 1: The artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail

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Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients, the delicate alchemy of how they work togethertheir flavor, aroma and color. Most of all, mixing a sublime cocktail is an art.

Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients, the delicate alchemy of how they work togethertheir flavor, aroma and color. Most of all, mixing a sublime cocktail is an art.

In The Curious Bartender, the mastermind behind three of Londons most avant-garde cocktail bars Tristan Stephenson explores and experiments with the art of preparing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, Tristan explains their intriguing origins, introducing the colorful characters who inspired or created them and how they were intertwined within their historical context. Moving on, he reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics. Stay true to the originals with a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or experiment with some of his modern variations to create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe air or an Insta-age Rob Roy with the age on the side. Also included is a reference section, detailing all the techniques and equipment you will need, making this an essential and exciting anthology for the cocktail enthusiast.

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Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

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Winner of the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award.

A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks.

In Dave Arnolds world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked.

With Liquid Intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York Citys high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like.

Years of rigorous experimentation and studybotched attempts and inspired solutionshave yielded the recipes and techniques found in these pages. Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, Liquid Intelligence begins with the simplehow ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezerand then progresses into advanced techniques like clarifying cloudy lime juice with enzymes, nitro-muddling fresh basil to prevent browning, and infusing vodka with coffee, orange, or peppercorns.

Practical tips for preparing drinks by the pitcher, making homemade sodas, and building a specialized bar in your own home are exactly what drink enthusiasts need to know. For devotees seeking the cutting edge, chapters on liquid nitrogen, chitosan/gellan washing, and the applications of a centrifuge expand the boundaries of traditional cocktail craft.

Arnolds book is the beginning of a new method of making drinks, a problem-solving approach grounded in attentive observation and creative techniques. Readers will learn how to extract the sweet flavor of peppers without the spice, why bottling certain drinks beforehand beats shaking them at the bar, and why quinine powder and succinic acid lead to the perfect gin and tonic.

Liquid Intelligence is about satisfying your curiosity and refining your technique, from red-hot pokers to the elegance of an old-fashioned. Whether youre in search of astounding drinks or a one-of-a-kind journey into the next generation of cocktail making, Liquid Intelligence is the ultimate standardone that no bartender or drink enthusiast should be without.

450 color photographs

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I'm Just Here for the Drinks: A Guide to Spirits, Drinking and More Than 100 Extraordinary Cocktails

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Sother Teague, one of New Yorks most knowledgeable bartenders and Wine Enthusiast's Mixologist of the Year (2017), presents a brief history of both classic and lesser-known spirits with modern-day wit and old-school bar wisdom, accompanied by easy-to-mix drink recipes youll soon commit to memory.

Better than bellying up to some of the worlds best bars with a veteran bartender, this series of essays and conversations on all things alcohol aims to reveal how the joy of drinking changed both history and culture?and will likely inspire you to make a little history of your own. After all, no retelling of a great caper or revolutionary event ever started with the phrase, So a bunch of guys are all eating salad.

This hardcover collection of timeless tips, insight from industry pros and 100 recipes is more than just a cocktail book: Its a manifesto for living a more spirited life.








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Be Your Own Bartender: A Surefire Guide to Finding (and Making) Your Perfect Cocktail

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"There is a perfect drink for every occasion and every mood. Carey and John are going to help you find it!" J. Kenji López-Alt

It's a quandary shared by adventurous and indecisive drinkers alike: What should I drink tonight?  

Here to answer that question is Be Your Own Bartender. Through more than a dozen flowcharts, the book poses a series of questions designed to lead readers to their ideal drink. With more than 151 original recipes, there's a cocktail for every mood, taste, and occasion.  

Are you after something tequila-based or gin-based? Do you like gin or really like gin? Are you ready to break out the muddler? And is your night winding down or just getting started? Whatever the answers, Be Your Own Bartender leads you to your destinationa cocktail effectively designed just for you. With some drinks that are truly adventurous and others that are friendlier to the cocktail novice, every recipe is created with the home bartender in mind.    

Divided into chapters by spiritwith bonus flowcharts for brunch drinks, holiday parties, and true cocktail nerdsBe Your Own Bartender is the best way to discover the perfect cocktail for you, in a journey as user-friendly as it is fun.

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