The bartenders at Danny Meyer's wildly popular restaurants are known for their creative concoctions. Guests at Union Square Café or Gramercy Tavern expect not only the finest cuisine but also Meyer's special brand of hospitality that often begins with a Venetian Spritz or a Cranberry Daiquiri. In MIX SHAKE STIR, Meyer offers all the tips and tools needed to become a masterful mixologist and supplements the cocktail recipes with gourmet takes on bar snacks. There are over 100 recipes of bar classics, signature favorites, and original, refreshing libationsfrom the Modern's elegant mojito made with champagne and rose water to Tabla's Pomegranate Gimlet. Shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, these cocktails make this collection an invaluable resource for elegant entertaining.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) was founded by Danny Meyer and includes some of New York City's most acclaimed restaurants: Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Tabla, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, and The Modern, as well as Hudson Yards Catering and Hudson Yards Sports and Entertainment. Danny, his restaurants, and his chefs have earned an unprecedented nineteen James Beard Awards. All five of USHG's fine dining restaurants have earned three stars from the New York Times, and for the past decade, Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern have vied for #1 and #2 among Zagat Survey's Most Popular Restaurants in New York. Danny Meyer's book Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006) was a New York Times bestseller, and he has coauthored two cookbooks, including the Union Square Café Cookbook (HarperCollins, 1994), with his business partner chef Michael Romano.
What People are Saying About This
MIX SHAKE STIR is the best thing that's happened to cocktail lovers since Kingsley Amis's Everyday Drinking. This indispensable guide will make you a very popular host. Danny Meyer proves once again that he knows more about hospitality than anyone since Escoffier and Ritz.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I¿m not much of a drinker, but when we had neighbors in the other day, I thought it would be fun to make some kind of drink that everyone could enjoy. We pulled out Mix Shake Stir, a beautiful book full of cocktail recipes with a few appetizer recipes thrown in for fun. This book contains recipes from Danny Meyer¿s Union Square Hospitality Group which includes some of New York¿s most well known restaurants. With 130 recipes and beautiful illustrations, this book is sure to have something for everyone.The recipes are grouped by type ¿ favorite classics, new classics, inspired flavors, elegant sips, casual libations, and bar fare (appetizers). There¿s a section in the front that includes tips on ice, garnishes, bar tools and glassware and a reference section in the back that covers simple syrups, salt and sugar rims, etc.Since it was the last weekend of the summer, we decided we¿d have Summer Sangria and Carl found the recipe easy to follow. This drink was a big hit with everyone who came!