Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes

Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes

by Dale DeGroff, George Erml
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0609608754

ISBN-13: 9780609608753

Pub. Date: 10/15/2002

Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609608753
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
83,512
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.79(d)

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