The Essential Cocktail

The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks

Author: Dale DeGroff

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307762459

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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Dale DeGroff is widely regarded as the world’s foremost mixologist. Hailed by the New York Times as “single-handedly responsible for what’s been called the cocktail renaissance,” he earned this reputation during his twelve years at the fashionable Promenade Bar in New York City’s Rainbow Room. It was there in 1987 that he not only reintroduced the cocktail menu to the country but also began mixing drinks from scratch, using impeccably fresh ingredients instead of the widespread mixes used at the time. Known especially for crafting unique cocktails, reviving classics, and coaxing superior flavor from his ingredients, DeGroff has selected his 100 essential drinks and 100 of their best variations—including many of his signature cocktails—for this premier mixology guide. The Essential Cocktail features only those drinks that stand out for their flavor, interesting formula, or distinctive technique. These are the very ones every amateur and professional bartender must know, the martinis, sours, highballs, tropicals, punches, sweets, and classics, both old and new, that form the core of a connoisseur’s repertoire. Throughout the book are DeGroff’s personal twists, such as a tangy Grapefruit Julep or a refreshing Yuzu Gimlet. To complement the tantalizing photographs of each essential cocktail, DeGroff also regales readers with the fascinating lore behind a drink’s genesis and instructs us on using the right ingredients, techniques, glasses, and garnishes. As Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the classic compendium for home chefs and gourmands, so The Essential Cocktail will be the go-to book for serious mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts. From the Hardcover edition.
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Complete Home Bartender's Guide

780 Recipes for the Perfect Drink

Author: Salvatore Calabrese

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806985114

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 5344

Start with a world-renowned expert's unequalled instructions for preparing virtually any cocktail. Pour in an encyclopedia of information about every drink, from gin and rum to champagne and wine to punches and a barful more. Mix with Calabrese's recipes for 780 favorites and new recipes, from classic Negronis to contemporary Cosmopolitans.
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The Manhattan Cocktail

A Modern Guide to the Whiskey Classic

Author: Albert W. A. Schmid

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813165903

Category: Cooking

Page: 120

View: 6003

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.
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Cocktail Codex

Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

Author: Alex Day,Nick Fauchald,David Kaplan

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607749718

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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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.
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Man Made Meals

The Essential Cookbook for Guys

Author: Steven Raichlen

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761181334

Category: Cooking

Page: 640

View: 8441

Steven Raichlen really knows the pleasure men get from cooking, the joy they take in having the skills, the need to show off a little bit. His Barbecue! Bible books have over 4.7 million copies in print—and now he leads his readers from the grill into the kitchen. Like a Joy of Cooking for guys, Man Made Meals is everything a man needs to achieve confidence and competence in the kitchen. Man Made Meals is about the tools and techniques (guess what, grillers, you still get to play with knives and fire.) It's about adopting secrets from the pros—how to multitask, prep before you start cooking, clean as you go. It's about understanding flavor and flavor boosters, like anchovies and miso, and it’s about essentials: how to shuck an oyster, truss a chicken, cook a steak to the desired doneness. It’s about having a repertoire of great recipes (there are 300 to choose from), breakfast to dessert, to dazzle a date, or be a hero to your family, or simply feed yourself with real pleasure. These are recipes with a decided guy appeal, like Blowtorch Oatmeal, Fire-Eater Chicken Wings, Black Kale Caesar, Down East Lobster Rolls, Skillet Rib Steak, Porchetta, Finger-Burner Lamb Chops, Yardbird’s Fried Chicken, Blackened Salmon, Mashed Potatoes Three Ways, and Ice Cream Floats for Grown-Ups.
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Cocktails für Dummies

Author: Ray Foley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527643281

Category: Cooking

Page: 351

View: 5514

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.
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Little Black Book der Martinis

Author: Nannette Stone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352767909X

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 5622

Will man sie richtig machen, sind auch die einfachen Dinge schwer. Martini: Gin oder Wodka; ein wenig Wermut; eine Olive oder Zitronenscheibe. Fertig. Einfach oder? Aber: Welcher ist der richtige Gin? Gerührt oder geschüttelt? Mit Eis oder ohne? Wieviel Wermut ist "ein wenig"? Fragen über Fragen und dann gibt es noch einige Varianten, teilweise Verfeinerungen, teilweise einfach auch nur Abwechslung. Dieses Buch führt Sie in Rezepte und Regeln der Martinikultur ein, zeigt Ihnen welche Gläser und welche Zutaten sie brauchen, und was Sie machen sollten, wenn Sie ein paar Martinis zu viel getrunken haben. Also ihr Begleiter vom ersten Schluck bis zum Morgen danach.
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Little Black Book der Cocktails

Das Handbuch rund um alte und neue Klassiker

Author: Virginia Reynolds,Katrin Krips-Schmidt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527694625

Category: Cooking

Page: 169

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Cocktails schmecken und sind eine angenehme Abwechslung zum Alltagstrott, leider sind sie oft teuer. Teuer? Nicht wenn man sie selbst macht. Das »Little Black Book der Cocktails« erklärt Ihnen wie. Es zeigt Ihnen die grundlegenden Handgriffe, stellt Ihnen das richtige Handwerkszeug vor und klärt Sie darüber auf, welcher Drink zu welcher Gelegenheit passt. So erfahren Sie schnell, was Sie über Cocktails und einen gelungenen Abend wissen müssen. Und weil große Mixer oft auch große Trinker sind, gibt Ihnen der Autor auch noch Tipps, wie Sie am Tag danach den Kater bekämpfen. Die zweite Auflage wurde um ein eigenes Kapitel über alkoholfreie Cocktails erweitert. Damit auf Ihrer nächsten Party auch wirklich niemand zu kurz kommt!
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Good Spirits

Recipes, Revelations, Refreshments, and Romance, Shaken and Served with a Twist

Author: A. J. Rathbun

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1558323368

Category: Cooking

Page: 484

View: 6717

Gathers recipes featuring every type of spirit and mixer, explains how to stock a home bar, provides tips on how to find the best bars, and includes profiles of diverse liquors.
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Wine Enthusiast

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wine industry

Page: N.A

View: 9788

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The Curious Bartender

The artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1849759065

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 5126

Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients, the delicate alchemy of how they work together. In The Curious Bartender, Tristan Stephenson explores and experiments with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, he explains their intriguing origins, introducing the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them. 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 you will need, making this an essential anthology for the cocktail enthusiast.
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The Magazine of Restaurant Wine & Spirits Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Alcohol

Page: N.A

View: 1704

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Atomic Cocktails

Mixed Drinks for Modern Times

Author: Karen Brooks,Gideon Bosker,Reed Darmon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811819268

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

View: 859

Offers tips and recipes for making all the classic cocktails, including martinis, manhattans, mint juleps, old-fashioneds, and a number of exotic cocktails
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Book Review Index 2009


Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

View: 5870

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The ultimate bar book

die Welt der Spirituosen und Cocktails

Author: Kathrin Jurgenowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833148026

Category: Cocktails

Page: 816

View: 9727

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Whiskey, Whisky & Co. für Dummies

Author: Perry Luntz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527642994

Category: Cooking

Page: 329

View: 8789

Berauschend wirken sie, auf Sinne und Geist: Whiskey, Wodka, Gin und andere Spirituosen. Perry Luntz erzählt Ihnen die Geschichte der "geistigen" Getränke und erklärt, wie sie hergestellt werden. Außerdem zeigt er die Unterschiede und Qualitätsmerkmale von Whiskeys, Wodkas, Brandys, Rums und Co. auf. Sie finden hier einige Vorschläge für leckere Drinks, mit denen Sie richtig ausspannen können. So verschaffen Sie sich einen Überblick und lernen mit Scharfblick das nächste Spirituosenregal zu sondieren.
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Schumann's Bar

Author: Charles Schumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898835022


Page: 416

View: 489

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Cocktail Classics

Die beliebtesten Cocktails perfekt zubereiten und variieren

Author: Helmut Adam,Jens Hasenbein,Bastian Heuser


ISBN: 3833841214

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

View: 1053

Die beliebtesten und bekanntesten Cocktailklassiker in Wort und Bild – ganz ohne FachchinesiscNeuauflage des Titels »Kleine Mixschule«. Ob im Zuge der Retro-Welle oder der Rückbesinnung auf puren Geschmack - Cocktailklassiker wie Caipirinha, Pina Colada, Cosmopolitan und Co. sind wieder in aller Munde. Doch wie bereitet man sie perfekt zu? Wo liegt der kleine, feine Unterschied zwischen wässriger Happy-Hour-Massenware und gekonnt geschüttelten Classic Drinks? Die Profi-Bartender Helmut Adam, Jens Hasenbein und Bastian Heuser decken sie auf, die Geheimnisse der hohen Mixkunst: mit den ultimativen Rezepten der beliebtesten Klassiker, unterhaltsamen Geschichten zu ihrer Herkunft und Entstehung sowie jeder Menge Insidertipps für allerbesten Geschmack im Glas - und alles ganz ohne unverständliches Fachchinesisch. Das Beste: Hat man die Zubereitungs-prinzipien der Cocktailklassiker erst einmal drauf, lassen sie sich ganz einfach variieren. Darum gibt es zu jedem Classic Drink zwei trendige Varianten - zum Ausprobieren und Selbstkreieren! Das steckt im Buch: Auf drei Doppelseiten kurz und knapp alles über das nötige Bar-Equipment, die pas-senden Gläser und die Kunst des Shakens Die ultimativen Rezepte für die 20 Cocktailklassiker von Margarita über Bellini bis Caipirinha plus Hintergrundwissen zu deren Herkunft und Entstehung sowie Profi-Tipps für die perfekte Zubereitung; dazu: jeweils zwei brandneue Trendvarianten.
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