Cocktail: Over 200 of the Best

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From classics like the Manhattan and Dry Martini to contemporary cocktails like the Godfather Sour and the Rattlesnake, here are 200 of the all-time best mixed drinks. But this is no mere recipe collection: with instructions for creating stunning layered effects in the glass, making novelty garnishes, and adding cocktail ingredients in the correct order, learn to present your cocktail right. Plus, novice bartenders will find tips for matching spirits with their ideal partner, such as gin with citrus and berry ...

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From classics like the Manhattan and Dry Martini to contemporary cocktails like the Godfather Sour and the Rattlesnake, here are 200 of the all-time best mixed drinks. But this is no mere recipe collection: with instructions for creating stunning layered effects in the glass, making novelty garnishes, and adding cocktail ingredients in the correct order, learn to present your cocktail right. Plus, novice bartenders will find tips for matching spirits with their ideal partner, such as gin with citrus and berry flavors, and tequila with tomato and ginger, or tart fruit. In addition to a concise history of each drink, advice for choosing the right glass, using shakers, blenders, and other tools of the trade will ensure both a pleasurable and perfect cocktail every time.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780600615705
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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Introduction     6
Tools of the trade     10
The drinks and their glasses     14
The spirits and their partners     18
Mastering the art of garnishing     23
Perfecting the craft     28
Vodka     34
Rum     66
Gin     86
Whisky     104
Tequila     118
Brandy     132
Other wines and spirits     140
Glossary     154
Index     158
Acknowledgements     160
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