Maran Illustrated Bartending

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Maran Illustrated Bartending is a valuable contemporary resource to a wide range of readers-from those who want to entertain a few guests at an impromptu party to those who wish to be the consummate host at their next big event. Full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions walk the reader through each stage of the bartending process from beginning to end. Thorough topic introductions and useful tips provide additional information and advice to help enhance the readers' bartending experience. This colorful, easy-to-use and informative resource will allow a reader to learn the ins and outs of bartending comfortably at their own pace. Maran Illustrated Bartending is packed with essential information for people who are bartending for the first time and will provide more experienced readers with a refresher course on the basics and the opportunity to expand their bartending skills. Maran Illustrated Bartending will cost less than a bottle of spirits, and will be a permanent resource that will provide years of enjoyment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592009442
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/13/2005
  • Series: Maran Illustrated Series
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 430,134
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

maranGraphics Development Group combines the efforts of many talented people. An industry expert in the field of each book and Maran's own writers work together to produce books that are highly visual, technically sound, easy for readers to understand, and adhere to maranGraphics' standards of structuring to provide the best learning experience.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Bartending Basics Chapter 2: Bartending Techniques Chapter 3: Spirits and Liqueurs Chapter 4: Martinis Chapter 5: Classic Cocktails Chapter 6: Summer Sippers Chapter 7: Daiquiris, Coladas and Margaritas Chapter 8: Frozen Drinks and Creamy Cocktails Chapter 9: Shooters Chapter 10: Warmers Chapter 11: Alcohol-Free Cocktails Chapter 12: Wine and Beer Essentials Chapter 13: Measurements and Reference

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    fun and colorful

    I bought this book a few days ago and read it from start to finish twice. It is very easy to read and has a lot of fun recopies. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes new flavors and pretty drinks. Also great for parties.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2007

    Great for new bartenders

    I received this book as a gift on my 21st birthday. After reading a good amount of literature and talking with other bartenders, I feel confident in saying that this book is a great guide for beginning bartenders. It shows you all of the basics of bartending from glass type, to ingredients you will need the most, to essential equipment used in bartending, to preparing drinks with garnishes. It even includes illustrated techniques for shaking and mixing drinks, creating zest, creating garnishes like boats, wheels and wedges, layering drinks and more. It then goes on to explain a little history of each type of alcohol along with some popular examples followed by popular recipes and variations for the vast myriad of the most common drinks 'even the non-alcoholic ones'. The only thing I found lacking in this book was some of the newer drinks like the Irish Car Bomb and the Birthday Cake Shot. I would also recommend you buy other books that include details about the other aspects of bartending such as how to use and set up a bar area as well as the storing and purchasing of ingredients and conduct of a bartender. If you plan on making it a career I would also suggest researching your state and local laws to figure out what the laws require as far as documentation and what training is necessary. Otherwise, this is a very easy to use guide on the basics of bartending and I would recommend it to anyone new to the art of bartending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2006

    Great Detailed Book

    I gave this as a gift to a bartender and he loved it! this is very detailed from begining to end. Pictures of everything from what tools to use to how to garnish. I highly recommend this book. U wont be sorry!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2006


    I got this book a present and have loved it ever since. It explains everything you need to know. And they show you pictures of what the drinks should look like. Certainly recommend to everyone!

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