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Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to over 1,000 Cocktails

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Ultimate Bar Book is the first and only guide to classic and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips, this book has it all. As a mistress of mixology, the author has the classics down to a Tthe Martini, the Bloody Mary, plus the many variations (the Dirty Martini, the Virgin Mary). And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler. Illustrations show precisely what type ...

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Overview

Ultimate Bar Book is the first and only guide to classic and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips, this book has it all. As a mistress of mixology, the author has the classics down to a Tthe Martini, the Bloody Mary, plus the many variations (the Dirty Martini, the Virgin Mary). And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler. Illustrations show precisely what type of glass should be used for each drink. With dozens of recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups; punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages; andlet's not forgetan essential selection of hangover remedies, Ultimate Bar Book is nothing short of top-shelf.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811843515
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/16/2006
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 727
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mittie Hellmich is a photographer and former columnist for the Oregonian . Her photographs have appeared in Highballs, High Heels (0-8118-3017-9) and Atomic Cocktails (0-8118-1926-4). She is the author of Sangria (0-8118-4290-8), Paradise on Ice (0-8118-3302-X), and Party Shots (0-8118-3950-8), all from Chronicle Books. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Liquid Mobility: Navigating This Guide 11
The Essential Bar 15
Basic Equipment 16
Glassware Guide: A Transpicuous Clarification 23
Stocking the Home Bar: The Essential Liquid Portfolio 29
Measurements and Ingredient Equivalents 33
Glossary 36
Mixology 101 47
Garnishes & Rims: Cocktail Aesthetics and Drink Decor 59
Infusions & Syrups 67
Smooth Entertaining 75
Spirits & Drinks 85
Beer & Sake 86
Brandy 106
Champagne & Sparkling Wines 142
Gin 168
Liqueurs 207
Glossary of Liqueurs and Bitters 225
Rum 243
Tequila 279
Vodka 303
Whisk(e)y 332
Wine & Fortified Wines 373
Hot Drinks 397
Punches 408
Shooters 418
The Nonalcoholic Zone 433
Hangover Remedies and Pick-Me-Ups 446
Subject Index 457
Drinks by Liquor Type 464
Bibliography 475
Acknowledgments 476
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2007

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    This is the only recipe book I didn't skim through. I actually couldn't put it down. Not only does it give great recipes, it gives you the history, methods, and alternatives to the drinks and liquors. It's very easy to understand. I read from cover to cover.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    One of the best

    This book has to be one of the best bar manuals out there. It provides a comprehensive guide to more drinks than most people would care to drink also while giving a description of just about every type of liquor you could find in a store. What I like the most about this book are the indexes. There is an index by name which is helpful for when I am looking for a sidecar, but there is also another index devoted to drinks by Liquor, which is incredibly helpful for when I am trying to find something to mix my gross liquors into to make them drinkable. The parts of the book with the histories are also really interesting and make for some good barroom conversation starters. Highly recommended for anyone who could stand to learn a little more about drink making.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Great reference

    Bought this for my husband (we just put in a new bar) and he absolutely loves ir!

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