The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Ten Speed Press

ISBN:1607740877

Total Pages:176

Viewed:1930

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Time-honored cocktails like the New York Sour and the Sidecar were born during the era of Prohibition, the blessedly bygone social experiment that turned drinking into an underground adventure. In those days, hard beverage options were usually made with homemade hooch and flavorings of dubious origin and quality. Thankfully, a cocktail renaissance has emerged in many of today’s bars, where inventive drinks showcase both the artistry and craft of bartending. At their moody and atmospheric West Village bar-restaurant Employees Only, master mixologists Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric can regale you with colorful tales of cocktail origins—or just pour you a mean drink. In Speakeasy, Kosmas and Zaric take their inspiration from traditional favorites, then use the finest spirits, the freshest ingredients, and a good measure of reverence for their craft to elevate the mixed drink to artisanal status. More than 80 imaginative libations that riff on the classics are showcased in this one-of-a-kind collection. Recipes emphasize fresh fruits and herbs, homemade syrups and infusions, and a careful balancing of flavors, with a mind toward seasonality. A Ginger Smash is offered in four different versions: kumquat, pineapple, pear, or cranberry, depending on the time of year. The Millionaire becomes the Billionaire with the addition of homemade grenadine and 107-proof bourbon. And the South Side becomes the West Side by replacing the gin with sun-kissed Meyer lemon–infused vodka. With the specter of Prohibition firmly in the past, Speakeasy shares recipes for the choicest potent potables, reimagining the finest drinks of yesterday for today’s thirsty imbibers.

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Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails

Author:Paul Knorr

Publisher:Running Press

ISBN:0762440384

Total Pages:704

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This comprehensive collection of cocktail recipes will be an essential resource for both professional bartenders and the average party host. Want to serve up perfect martinis at your next social gathering? Cosmos for the classy ladies? Sex on the Beach for those who want to sound risqué? A Shirley Temple for the thirteen-year-olds counting down the days to twenty-one? Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails is the complete guide to these classic drinks as well as trendy concoctions featured at bars and nightclubs. What exactly is in a Long Island Iced Tea? By reputation alone, this drink can be intimidating to produce on your own. Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails breaks down the mystery behind this intoxicating “tea” and all of your favorite drinks. In an easy-to-follow format and featuring a fun four-color design, this is perfect for beginners and will become that trusted and tattered handbook behind the bar for professionals.

The Modern Mixologist

Author:Tony Abou-Ganim

Publisher:Agate Publishing

ISBN:9781572846616

Total Pages:208

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Over the course of the past two decades, Tony Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as one of the leaders in the craft cocktail movement. Through his work with food and hospitality legends like Mario Batali, Steve Wynn, and Harry Denton, Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as "the Modern Mixologist," someone bringing the traditional art of mixology into the 21st century. Now, in The Modern Mixologist, Abou-Ganim has established the new standard in cocktail books — a must-have guide to home mixology in a beautiful, coffee-table–suitable format. Featuring gorgeous full-color photography throughout by the award-winning Tim Turner, this book instantly becomes the most beautiful guide to creating cocktails available anywhere. If you carry one high-end cocktail book, this is it — sure to be a terrific gift item all year round.

The Essential Cocktail Book

Author:Megan Krigbaum

Publisher:Ten Speed Press

ISBN:039957932X

Total Pages:352

Viewed:316

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An indispensable atlas of the best cocktail recipes—each fully photographed—for classic and modern drinks, whether shaken, stirred, up, or on the rocks. How do you create the perfect daiquiri? In what type of glass should you serve a whiskey sour? What exactly is an aperitif cocktail? A compendium for both home and professional bartenders, The Essential Cocktail Book answers all of these questions and more—through recipes, lore and techniques for 150 drinks, both modern and classic.

The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails

Author:Jon Yeager,Lindsay Yeager

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1510729259

Total Pages:136

Viewed:1063

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“These two are a fierce, combined font of cocktail knowledge.” —The Skillery Written by Jon and Lindsay Yeager, the renowned husband-and-wife mixologist duo of the Tennessee cocktail creative PourTaste, this book provides a variety of innovative and experimental recipes for mixing beers and spirits together (yes, you read that right) so you can join in on the imaginative new trend of “beertails.” The experts at PourTaste, with their years of training and dedication to the art of mixology, teach readers how to combine the beauty (and bubbles) of beer and the spirit of spirits to create refreshing new additions to any bartender’s repertoire. Included through this book are lush full-color photographs and step-by-step recipes to help educate readers on how to sling these delicious (and welcome) new members of the mixology scene. Beertails are easy to make, they taste great, and they accommodate any type of drinker—whether the preference is beer or liquor. Perfect for any type of celebration! Let your guests experience these exciting new tastes and flavors with the recipes provided in The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails. Just be sure to save yourself a sip or two!

How to Drink Like a Mobster

Author:Albert W. A. Schmid

Publisher:Indiana University Press

ISBN:1684350522

Total Pages:120

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From John Dillinger's Gin Fizz to Al Capone's Templeton Rye, mobsters loved their liquor—as well as the millions that bootlegging and speakeasies made them during the Prohibition. In a time when any giggle juice could land you in the hoosegow, mobsters had their own ways of making sure the gin mill never ran dry and the drinks kept flowing. And big screen blockbusters like The Godfather, GoodFellas, and Scarface and small screen hits like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire ensure that our obsession with mobsters won't run dry, either. Mixology expert Albert W. A. Schmid shows how you can recreate the allure of the gangster bar life with step-by-step instructions on how to set up the best Prohibition-style bar and pour the drinks to match. Recipes include mob favorites like the Machete, the Paralyzer, Greyhound (Salty Dog), Say Hello to My Little Friend, and Angel Face, as well as classics like the Gimlet, Kamikaze, and Bee's Knees. How to Drink Like a Mobster also includes profiles of the most notorious mobsters' connections to the booze business, along with tips to stay under the radar in any speakeasy: always have at least one or more aliases ready, pay with cash, don't draw attention to yourself, and in the case of a raid, drink the evidence as fast as you can!

The Craft of the Cocktail

Author:Dale DeGroff

Publisher:Clarkson Potter

ISBN:0307762270

Total Pages:240

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The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring 500 recipes from the world'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.

101 Champagne Cocktails

Author:Kim Haasarud,Alexandra Grablewski

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0544189248

Total Pages:128

Viewed:943

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“Corks popping, frothy liquid flowing, a cold crispy freshness . . . nothing quite so perfectly reflects the notion of ‘the best in life.’ This is a book for celebrants. It's a book for romantics. It's a book for the entertainer who wants a light, fresh concoction that can bring people together to accent the joys of the day. So break out the bubbly and toast!” -From 101 Champagne Cocktails

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

Author:Ted Haigh

Publisher:Quarry Books

ISBN:1616734752

Total Pages:352

Viewed:901

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In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers. Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, and full-color vintage images from extremely uncommon sources round out this must-have volume. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale.

The Essential Bar Book

Author:Jennifer Fiedler

Publisher:Ten Speed Press

ISBN:1607746549

Total Pages:336

Viewed:1134

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A handsome and comprehensive bartending guide for professional and home bartenders that includes history, lore, and 115 recipes. The Essential Bar Book is full of indispensable information about everything boozy that’s good to drink. This easy-to-navigate A-to-Z guide covers it all, from the tools of the trade to the history and mythology behind classic and modern drinks, and features 115 recipes for the world’s most important cocktails.

How to Booze

Author:Jordan Kaye,Marshall Altier

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061998028

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1680

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Offering exquisite cocktails and unsound advice, How to Booze by Jordan Kaye and Marshall Altier pairs the perfect cocktail with unfailingly entertaining advice for all of life’s most alcohol-inducing moments. Much more than just a guide to mixology, How to Booze is a hilarious and remarkably prescient, if somewhat degenerate, guide to life—or at least that part of life that would be greatly improved in the company of Johnny Walker or Jack Daniels.

Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain

Author:Ryan Blair

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101517050

Total Pages:256

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The incredible story of a gang member who became a multimillionaire CEO. Ryan Blair's middle-class upbringing came to an abrupt end when his father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned his family. Blair and his mother moved to a dangerous neighborhood, and soon he was in and out of juvenile detention, joining a gang just to survive. Then his mother fell in love with a successful entrepreneur who took Ryan under his wing. With his mentor's help, Blair turned himself into a wildly successful multimillionaire, starting and selling three companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. This book will inspire and guide people who are willing to do whatever necessary-hard work, long hours, sweat equity-to take their vision from paper to pavement. Blair gives readers a road map for successful entrepreneurship.

The Mason Jar Cocktail Companion

Author:Shane Carley

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1604336358

Total Pages:240

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More than 125 creative drink recipes tailor-made for the rustic charm of a mason jar! Trying new and unique cocktail recipes is always fun, but the pretense that goes with it can be overwhelming. What’s the difference between a highball glass and a Collins glass? How about a martini glass and a cocktail glass? And do you really need to buy an Old Fashioned glass if you’re never going to drink an Old Fashioned? The Mason Jar Cocktail Companion combines the best aspects of your favorite creative cocktails with the rustic simplicity of the mason jar. Featuring old favorites like the Tequila Sunrise and Bloody Mary alongside new and exciting mixes such as the Whiskey Sunset and Renegade Lemonade, the Mason Jar Cocktail Companion serves as the perfect cocktail guide for both novices and experienced mixologists alike! With tips for ways to garnish and serve your drinks with style, and a variety of virgin drink recipes for younger party guests and expecting moms, get ready to host the ultimate patio party with the help of The Mason Jar Cocktail Companion.

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails

Author:Orr Shtuhl

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101620196

Total Pages:176

Viewed:1963

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Shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, every cocktail has a unique history. Bringing this rich lore to life, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails showcases the often romantic origin of classic and modern mixed drinks and the fascinating characters who made them famous. From the crooked gangster who inspired the Jack Rose (a drink often served in Manhattan's gilded Astor mansion during the Jazz Age) to the legendary Margarita (associated with the Tijuana dancer now known by her stage name, Rita Hayworth), the spirited blend of alcohol and alchemy is showcased on each beautifully illustrated page. The drink recipes include favorite classics (such as Old Fashion, White Russian, Sidecar) alongside forgotten standards such as the Blood and Sand. With guides to various spirits, suggestions for stocking your home bar, and mixing tips and techniques, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails brings the marvels of mixology to every home bartender.

The Manhattan Cocktail

Author:Albert W. A. Schmid

Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:0813165911

Total Pages:120

Viewed:1973

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Alongside other classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, the Mint Julep, and the Martini, the Manhattan has been a staple of the sophisticated bar scene since the late nineteenth century. Never out of style, this iconic drink has seen a renaissance in the contemporary craft cocktail movement, its popularity boosted by TV's Mad Men. In theory, the recipe is simple: a mixture of whiskey, vermouth, and bitters stirred with ice, strained, and presented in a cocktail glass that is garnished with a cherry. But the exact ingredients and the proportions -- as well as the drink's true origins -- inspire great debate. This essential guide covers everything that the aficionado needs to know about the classic cocktail through an examination of its history and ingredients. Author Albert W. A. Schmid dispels several persistent myths, including the tale that the Manhattan was created in 1874 by bartenders at New York City's Manhattan Club to honor the newly elected Governor Samuel Jones Tilden at Lady Randolph Churchill's request. Schmid also explores the places and people that have contributed to the popularity of the drink and inspired its lore, including J. P. Morgan, who enjoyed a Manhattan every day at the end of trading on Wall Street. The Manhattan Cocktail also examines the effects of various bourbons and whiskeys on the aroma and flavor, even answering the age-old question of "shaken or stirred?" Featuring more than fifty recipes as well as notes and anecdotes from personalities as diverse as bartender and mixologist Dale DeGroff and writer Sir Kingsley Amis, this entertaining read will delight both the cocktail novice and the seasoned connoisseur.