The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks (Revised Edition): More Than 1,000 Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Cocktails

The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks (Revised Edition): More Than 1,000 Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Cocktails

by Anthony Dias Blue
     
 

With more than 100 new recipes for cocktails, mixed drinks, and nonalcoholic beverages, this revised edition of Anthony Dias Blue's classic guide fills us in on what we need to know:

  • How to stock a bar, listing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages by probable frequency of use.
  • Bar and cocktail definitions — learn the difference between a

Overview

With more than 100 new recipes for cocktails, mixed drinks, and nonalcoholic beverages, this revised edition of Anthony Dias Blue's classic guide fills us in on what we need to know:

  • How to stock a bar, listing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages by probable frequency of use.
  • Bar and cocktail definitions — learn the difference between a julep and a smash, a toddy and a flip.
  • Calorie charts, mixology tips, and illustrated descriptions of glasses.

Organized by spirit, each chapter is introduced by an accessible and eloquent essay. Discover more than 1,000 recipes for cocktails, categorized by Classics, Creative Concoctions, Signature Drinks, and Tropical Drinks — everything from the popular Martini and the Coco Loco to Trader Vic's West Indies Punch, a Midori Sour, and a Velvet Hammer.

Whether entertaining, bartending, or simply relaxing with a favorite drink, this is the must-have bar book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060099145
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
622,949
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.96(d)

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Green Eye-Opener

Sign of the Dove, New York City

1 ounce vodka
2 ounces fresh lime juice
3 ounces orange juice
5 to 6 drops blue curaçao
1/2 ounce triple sec1 celery stalk

In a shaker, mix all ingredients, except the celery stalk, with ice. Pour into a tall glass. This drink is green because, as you remember from art class, that is what you get when you mix blue and yellow. Garnish with the celery.


Frozen Peachtree Road Race

Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

1 1/4 ounces peach schnapps
1 1/4 ounces vodka
2 ounces peach puree
2 ounces orange juice
2 cups crushed ice
Cranberry juice

Mix all ingredients, except the cranberry juice, in a blender. Blend at high speed for a few seconds. Pour the mixture into a chilled collins glass. Top off with the cranberry juice float.

Complete Book of Mixed Drinks, The (Revised Edition). Copyright © by Anthony Dias Blue. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Anthony Dias Blue is the author of several books, including The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks and American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide. For twenty years he has been Wine and Spirits editor of Bon Appétit. His reviews have appeared in magazines and newspapers across the country, including Wine Spectator, Robb Report, epicurious.com, American Way, and Decanter. Mr. Blue's Lifestyle Minute is broadcast several times daily on CBS radio. He lives in California.

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