The Bar Book
Hazel & Dewey
Elements of Cocktail Technique
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.
Favorite Recipes: Limoncello, Maple Old-Fashioned, Irish Coffee, Chinese Five-Spiced Dark Rum, Ginger Beer, Thyme-Infused Cointreau
Chapters: 1) Citrus Juice 2) Other Juices 3) Sodas and Mixers 4) Simple Syrups 5) Compound Syrups 6) Infusions, Tinctures, and Bitters 7) Dairy and Eggs 8) Ice 9) Measuring 10) Stirring and Shaking 11) Other Mixing Methods 12) Garnishing
Author: Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender and blogger who manages the bar at Clyde Common. His recipes have appeared in the NYTimes, the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, and Wine Enthusiast.
Details: 9.25" x 6.75" / Hardcover / 287 pages / Chronicle Books / Hachette