The Cocktail Primer: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Drink

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The original cocktails Eben Klemm creates as master mixologist for B.R. Guest Restaurants in New York City are the talk of the town. Now you can learn to mix like a master with The Cocktail Primer: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Drink. In this mixology guide to creating both classic cocktails and modern twists, Klemm teaches people on the other side of the bar how to make drinks at home.

Klemm's philosophy is simple: You don't need to memorize a thousand cocktail ...

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Overview

The original cocktails Eben Klemm creates as master mixologist for B.R. Guest Restaurants in New York City are the talk of the town. Now you can learn to mix like a master with The Cocktail Primer: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Drink. In this mixology guide to creating both classic cocktails and modern twists, Klemm teaches people on the other side of the bar how to make drinks at home.

Klemm's philosophy is simple: You don't need to memorize a thousand cocktail recipes; you just need to have a perfunctory knowledge of the basic families into which drinks are divided. Toss in a few bartending skills, a few simple ingredients, some classic recipes, and a few contemporary spin-offs, and you have all you need to know to make the perfect drink for any occasion.

Improve your home bar and impress your guests with The Cocktail Primer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740778162
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Eben Klemm is the master mixologist and the director of cocktail development for B.R. Guest Restaurants in New York City. Klemm has created the cocktail menus and signature drinks for five restaurant openings and three lounges, and revamped the cocktail lists at every B.R. Guest-owned restaurant, including Primehouse New York, Ruby Foo's, Dos Caminos, Isabella's, Atlantic Grill, Ocean Grill, Blue Fin, Fiamma, and others.

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  • Posted November 26, 2009

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    cheers !

    The author of this "can't-wait-to-try-one" drink book is identified as a Master Mixologist. Now, just in case you're not familiar with that designation it is one who, among other things, creates original cocktails, blends of spirits springing not only from necessary ingredients but also from imagination, experience and experimentation.

    Among Master Mixologists Eben Klemm is one of the best, although that was not his original goal. A former student of biology at Cornell University he once managed a molecular biology laboratory but also learned, as many have, that there are times when one simply needs to pay the bills and bartending is one way to do it. From that introduction Klemm became a restaurant bar manager and later created the cocktail menu and signature drinks for numerous restaurant openings. He now shares his expertise with us in this brightly illustrated COCKTAIL PRIMER.

    Divided into seven chapters the book opens with everything we need to know about setting up a home bar, follows with a section on Martinis and variations thereof, and then Manhattans From there Klemm sheds light on Simple and Complex Sours before tackling Muddled Drinks (Mojito, Mint Julep, Black Cherry Bounce, etc.) The concluding chapter is devoted to Highballs in which he notes that highballs can be as simple or as complex as we want to make them. (I vote for simple as Klemm tells us those are nearly infallible.)

    THE COCKTAIL PRIMER will be a welcome addition to any home bar or simply enjoyed for browsing.

    - Gail Cooke

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