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  • Sale -10% Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

    Running Press Adult Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

    Author: Tim FederleBrand: Running Press AdultEdition: IllustratedFeatures: Running Press Book PublishersBinding: HardcoverFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 160Release Date: 23-04-2013Part Number: 9780762448654Details: Product Description Pour yourself a drink and brush up on your literary knowledge with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails. No B.A. in English required! From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include: The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose The Last of the Mojitos Love in the Time of Kahlua Romeo and Julep A Rum of One's Own Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita Vermouth the Bell Tolls and more! 2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks) Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers BookPage Best of 2013 Clue on Jeopardy Review "It's a little-known fact that the information in here will make anyone look and sound better than they actually do" -David Baldacci "...this is a wonderfully entertaining read, slight enough to be digested in one sitting, clever enough to be entertaining even if you never make a single one of the cocktails." -World of Beer blog "Tequila Mockingbird is a refreshing reminder that drinking is supposed to be fun, and it brings together the kind of cocktails you'll actually make into a book you'll actually use." -DrinkSpirits.com "You've never seen so many literary inside jokes in your whole life, which makes this little cookbook my new favorite thing... The commentary is hilarious, to boot." -FoodRiot "Ingredient by ingredient I became a fan of the ersatz bartending guide for English majors, in which summaries of classic novels and their corresponding recipes are garnished with groan-worthy puns and sepia-toned illustrations. I toast to that!" -Palm Beach Post "Pun-tastic cocktail delights . . . peruse it to find your book club's next read (and cocktail)." -Epicurious.com About the Author Tim Federle is the award-winning author of one of the world's bestselling cocktail recipe books, Tequila Mockingbird, as well as the Hollywood-themed spin-off Gone with the Gin, and the novelty board book Hickory Daiquiri Dock. His most recent book, Life Is Like a Musical, is a guide to life based on his experiences on Broadway. Declared "a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn't bound to a single genre" by the Huffington Post, Tim also writes screenplays and novels. A native of San Francisco who grew up in Pittsburgh, Tim now divides his time between New York and the internet.EAN: 8601300474625Package Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.2 x 0.7 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 45.99$ 41.49

  • Sale -11% Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails: 1,500 Recipes to Mix It Up! Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails: 1,500 Recipes to Mix It Up!

    Running Press Adult Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails: 1,500 Recipes to Mix It Up!

    Author: Running PressBrand: Running Press AdultFeatures: Running Press Book PublishersBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 672Release Date: 27-04-2010Part Number: colour illustrationsDetails: Product Description This comprehensive collection of cocktail recipes will be an essential resource for both professional bartenders and the average party host. Want to serve up perfect martinis at your next social gathering? Cosmos for the classy ladies? Sex on the Beach for those who want to sound risquéA Shirley Temple for the thirteen-year-olds counting down the days to twenty-one? Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails is the complete guide to these classic drinks as well as trendy concoctions featured at bars and nightclubs. What exactly is in a Long Island Iced Tea? By reputation alone, this drink can be intimidating to produce on your own. Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails breaks down the mystery behind this intoxicating "tea" and all of your favorite drinks. In an easy-to-follow format and featuring a fun four-color design, this is perfect for beginners and will become that trusted and tattered handbook behind the bar for professionals. About the Author Paul Knorr started collecting drink recipes in 1989. He is the author of BarBack, a drink recipe software program that gathers and organizes his enormous drink recipe collection. He lives in New York.EAN: 9780762438396Package Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.2 x 1.9 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 50.99$ 45.49

  • Sale -11% The Art of Mixology: Classic Cocktails and Curious Concoctions The Art of Mixology: Classic Cocktails and Curious Concoctions

    Parragon Books The Art of Mixology: Classic Cocktails and Curious Concoctions

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    Author: Parragon Books Brand: Parragon Books Binding: Hardcover Number Of Pages: 192 Release Date: 18-09-2018 Details: Product Description Cocktails have an unwavering, timeless style, so become a purveyor of fine drinking with this collection of CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY recipes.  The Art of Mixology offers a stunning anthology of cocktail recipes to make at home. You'll find an informative introduction packed with all the essential knowledge any experienced or novice mixologist could ever need and over 200 recipes to suit every occasion. The drinks are grouped within sections on Gin & Vodka; Rum, Whiskies, and Brandy; Bubbles; Something Different; and Mocktails, and the drinks range from a Singapore Sling, a Buck's Fizz, and a Cosmopolitan to a Highland Fling, a Brandy Julep, and a Baby Bellini.  CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY RECIPES: For the novice or experienced mixologist STYLISH GUIDE: Whether it's creating a cocktail hour martini or fixing a Brandy Alexander nightcap, this is the stylish guide to exclusive drinking OVER 200 RECIPES & PHOTOS:  Recipes for every mood and a photo for each drink will keep mixology enthusiasts excited to try new recipes MAKES A GREAT GIFT: Birthdays, holidays, Mother's/Father's Day and more, the Art of Mixology makes a great gift for any occasion About the Author The Parragon name means quality, entertainment, and value and has been at the forefront of publishing for nearly 40 years. Going forward as an imprint of Cottage Door Press, the Parragon brand includes books that are interesting, entertaining, and affordable. The Parragon tradition continues.... EAN: 9781680524109 Package Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.7 x 0.9 inches Languages: English

    $ 39.99$ 35.49

  • Sale -10% Behind the Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels Behind the Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels

    Hardie Grant Behind the Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels

    Author: Akkam, AliaBrand: Hardie GrantEdition: IllustratedBinding: HardcoverFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 176Release Date: 13-10-2020Part Number: 1784883328-localizationDetails: Product Description Today's traveller is always on the move. Their trips are frequent, they think globally, and they treat hotel lobbies and bars as social spaces, conducting meetings or hunkering down, for hours at a time, with their laptops. Drinking is part of these everyday rituals, and so in this context the hotel bar's role acquires an even greater significance. Behind the Bar shines a light on 50 signature cocktails from the most iconic hotel bars across the world, appealing to tried-and-true cocktail lovers and design aficionados alike. Recipes from some of these storied properties will inspire enthusiasts to re-create timeless cocktails at home. Anecdotes supplied by barkeeps and hotel and design personalities will enliven the recipes that reveal why so many hotel bars have endured through the years or have made an impact on the modern world. The clandestine speakeasy has been glorified countless times for its mix of sex appeal and transporting décor but the hotel bar should also be recognised for its sophistication, grandeur, or showmanship. Behind the Bar does exactly that but also transcends the cocktail crowd niche. It is just as much a book for the traveller with a strong appreciation for design as well as the fantasy-filled armchair traveller charmed by illustrations and nuggets of history. About the Author Alia Akkam is a former editor at Hospitality Design, Organic Spa and Beverage Media magazines. She covers food, drink, travel and design, and has written for outlets including Four Seasons Magazine, ArchitecturalDigest.com and Vogue.com. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Budapest.EAN: 9781784883324Package Dimensions: 7.3 x 6.6 x 0.9 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 54.99$ 49.49

  • Sale -11% Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki

    Ten Speed Press Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki

    Author: Cate, MartinBrand: Ten Speed PressColor: BlackEdition: IllustratedFeatures: PrintBinding: HardcoverFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 352Release Date: 07-06-2016Part Number: YES20562489Details: Product Description Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki’s modern-day revival, in this James Beard Award-winning cocktail book. Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia. Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluring—and often misunderstood—movements in American cultural history. Review WINNER: 2017 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION BOOK AWARD, BEVERAGEWINNER: 2017 SPIRITED AWARDS (TALES OF THE COCKTAIL): BEST NEW COCKTAIL & BARTENDING BOOK "Martin and Rebecca Cate are alchemists—Reyn Spooner–wearing, volcano-bowl-igniting, Polynesian-popping, double-straining, Aku-Aku swilling alchemists. Which is to say, they are the finest kind of alchemists known to walk the earth. Buy this book. It will bring you a little bit closer to paradise.” —Wayne Curtis, author, And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails “With Smuggler’s Cove, Martin Cate did the impossible, folding up a whole rum-soaked sailing ship so that it would fit into a not-very-large San Francisco storefront. Now he’s done it again, and taken that tiki bar--one of the very finest bars I know—and folded it up so it fits between the pages of a book. Just add rum, and watch Smuggler’s Cove—and the whole vibrant, geeky, just a little bit unhinged world of tiki it so perfectly exemplifies— unfold in your lap.” —David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch“Tiki is simultaneously whimsical and sincere, simple and shockingly complex, which means understanding it can be challenging. This indispensable book explains it all—and is the definitive volume on one of the cocktail world’s most fascinating and complex genres. But in the end, tiki’s essence is based on captivating stories and exotic drinks, and Martin Cate’s Smuggler’s Cove is a tour de force in both.” —Jordan Mackay, wine and spirits writer, and coauthor of Secrets of the Sommeliers   “Martin Cate understands tiki like few others do. He not only knows how to ask the right questions; in this book, he also answers many questions that I didn’t know I had. The old guard of Donn, Vic, and Steve can rest easy now that they have this champion of their tradition bringing tiki into the new millennium.” —Sven Kirsten, author of The Book of Tiki, Tiki Modern, and Tiki Pop   “Here at last are the secrets behind one of the world’s best bars. The Cates have written an engaging, knowing, and personal book that is sure to please tiki lovers, cocktail lovers, and especially tiki-cocktail lovers. Abandon angst, all ye who enter here: like Smuggler’s Cove itself, these pages take leisure time very seriously.” —Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, author of Potions of the Caribbean   “Martin Cate is an authority on rum, and this book will take your level of understanding of this noble yet complex spirit to a new level. Martin offers his own illuminating rum classification system, and also tackles controversial topics head-on, such as sweetening and the use of nebulous age statements. An absolute must-have for rum enthusiasts.” —Richard Seale, master distiller, Foursquare Rum Distillery, Barbados   “The twenty-first-century revival of tiki cocktails was spearheaded by a handful of paEAN: 9781607747321Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.8 x 1.3 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 59.99$ 53.49

  • Sale -10% Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

    Ten Speed Press Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

    Author: Day, AlexBrand: Ten Speed PressColor: GreyEdition: IllustratedBinding: HardcoverFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 320Release Date: 30-10-2018Part Number: 9781607749707Details: Product Description From the authors of the bestselling and genre-defining cocktail book Death & Co, Cocktail Codex is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors’ unique “root cocktails” approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails. JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE “There are only six cocktails.” So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. In  Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the “root recipes,” six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass  all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each “family,” you'll understand why some cocktails work and others don't, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you're missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to—or invent—if you want to try something new.   Praise for Cocktail Codex   “Learn the template, and any cocktail you can think of is within reach.” —Food & Wine “Too bad all college textbooks weren’t this much fun.” —Garden & Gun “A must for amateur and pro mixologists alike.” —Chicago Tribune   “If Dora the Explorer turned twenty-one, split herself into three people, and decided to write the Magna Carta of booze books, this would be the result. And, unlike every other book you’ll read this year, Cocktail Codex is packed with actual knowledge you can use in the real world. Please, please, can Cinema Codex be next?” —Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker Review “Learn the template, and any cocktail you can think of is within reach.” —Food & Wine“Too bad all college textbooks weren’t this much fun.” —Garden & Gun“A must for amateur and pro mixologists alike.” —Chicago Tribune (Ten Best Cookbooks of the Year) “If Dora the Explorer turned twenty-one, split herself into three people, and decided to write the Magna Carta of booze books, this would be the result. And, unlike every other book you’ll read this year, Cocktail Codex is packed with actual knowledge you can use in the real world. Please, please, can Cinema Codex be next?” —Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker   “Alex, Dave, Nick, and Devon do an incredible job at teaching us the basic building blocks of modern cocktails. Their unique insight gives us the tools to master the classics and create new recipes. This book is a must for all young bartenders and veterans alike.” —Leo Robitschek, Bar Director, The Nomad   “ Cocktail Codex gives the drink enthusiast a comprehensive, fun, and complete look into the fundamentals of cocktails and the illustrations, stories, and background information give the reader a look into the world of professional drink making at its best. I strongly recommend picking this book up and flipping through the pages with your favorite cocktail in hand.” —Grant Achatz, Chef/Co-Owner Alinea, Next, the Aviary, the Office About the Author Alex Day and David Kaplan are the co-owners of the Los Angeles-based Proprietors LLC, a fullservice hospitality company (Death & Co, Nitecap, Walker Inn, Honeycut, the Normandie Club, and more). Nick Fauchald is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and publisher of print and digital products. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. INTRODUCTION  This book isn’t a study in cocktail history; that work is best left in far more capable hands (looking at you, David Wondrich, Gary Regan, and others). Nor is it a scientific study of cocktails (thanks, Dave Arnold!). Our six root cocktails are less a historical lineaEAN: 9781607749707Package Dimensions: 10.2 x 9.4 x 1.2 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 74.99$ 67.49

  • Sale -10% Meehan's Bartender Manual

    Ten Speed Press Meehan's Bartender Manual

    Author: Meehan, JimBrand: Ten Speed PressColor: Celadon/Pale greenEdition: IllustratedBinding: HardcoverNumber Of Pages: 488Release Date: 17-10-2017Part Number: 9781607748625Details: Product Description  “A knowledge-filled tome for true cocktail nerds or those aspiring to be” (Esquire), from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD AWARD • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK • IACP AWARD FINALIST Meehan’s Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan’s magnum opus—and the first book of the modern era to explain the bar industry from the inside out. With chapters that mix cocktail history with professional insights from experts all over the world, this deep dive covers it all: bar design, menu development, spirits production, drink mixing technique, the craft of service and art of hospitality, and more. The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktails culled from the classic canon and Meehan’s own storied career. Each recipe reveals why Meehan makes these drinks the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender’s creative process. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level or an enthusiastic amateur interested in understanding the how and why of mixology, Meehan’s Bartender Manual is the definitive guide. Review "Absolutely necessary for any spirits dork." —Christine Muhlke, Bon Appetit  “There’s much more to being a good bartender than being able to quickly and efficiently make great cocktails. Yes, Meehan addresses cocktail recipes, what ingredients tools and techniques to deploy to make great drinks, but importantly this book is about much more than just mixing cocktails. Anyone who absorbs the pages on spirits will have more than passable knowledge of each of the spirit categories, and anyone who’s serious about bar management, or indeed any aspect of bar operations should read this book.” —Simon Difford, Difford’s Guide"One of the most recognizable names in the bar world brings you the ultimate cocktail guide, complete with recipes, origin stories and hacks—because not owning an esoteric bottle of bitters shouldn't hold you back from a good drink. There are also floor plans of bars around the world and deep-cut cocktail facts for those who want to geek out." —Abby Reisner, Tasting Table "For anyone obsessed with cocktails and their unique subculture, this book will be fascinating and essential, a heady tome that pores over the origins of whiskey and gin like a graduate school volume." —Matthew Kang, Eater"Jim Meehan was among the pioneers of the craft cocktail movement, opening PDT in Manhattan in 2007. “Meehan’s Bartender Manual” is exactly what the title promises: a manual for professional bartenders. But it will make a welcome addition to the library of any serious at-home drink maker." —Wayne Curtis, The Wall Street Journal“There are hundreds of bar books that focus on cocktail recipes or history, but few really explore the art and practicalities of bartending. Jim Meehan strives to write a modern handbook on par with the 1862 book, Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide. Meehan whips through cocktail history basics and features in-depth recipes for classic cocktails, but the best sections look at what it means to run a bar today. [..]Meehan’s book is designed for everyone from newcomers to the bar industry to seasoned bar owners who are always seeking new ways to improve their establishment.” —Amy Cavanaugh, Plate"When he opened New York’s PDT in 2007, Jim Meehan helped kick off the speakeasy trend, and in 2012, the bar scored the first James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program. Now Meehan has distilled his bar expertise into this combination recipe book and bar industry guide. " —Jason Horn, The Daily Beast "Jim Meehan’s 'Bartender Manual' a must-read for pros, home mixologists alike." —Kenney Marlatt,  Chicago Tribune“Award-winning bartender Jim Meehan is one of a handful of drinks nerds who’s had a profound impact on the cocktail scene in America: the “modern speakeasy” he made his name at, PDT, is still a must-visit NYC bar ten years EAN: 9781607748625Package Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.0 x 1.4 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 98.99$ 89.49

  • Sale -10% Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide

    Avery Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide

    Author: Puckette, MadelineBrand: AveryColor: BlackEdition: IllustratedBinding: HardcoverFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 320Release Date: 25-09-2018Part Number: 51963391Details: Product Description JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERThe expanded wine guide from the creators of Wine Folly, packed with new information for devotees and newbies alike. Wine Folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition includes:    •  more than 100 grapes and wines color-coded by style so you can easily find new wines you'll love;    •  a wine region explorer with detailed maps of the top wine regions, as well as up-and-coming areas such as Greece and Hungary;    •  wine labeling and classification 101 for wine countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Austria;    •  an expanded food and wine pairing section;    •  a primer on acidity and tannin--so you can taste wine like a pro;    •  more essential tips to help you cut through the complexity of the wine world and become an expert. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the must-have book for the millions of fans of Wine Folly and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It's the ultimate gift for any wine lover. About the Author Madeline Puckette is a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and worked in several restaurants as a sommelier or a server before creating Wine Folly. Her design work with Wine Folly has been contracted by Wines of France, Wines of Bordeaux, Wines of Beaujolais, the Court of Master Sommeliers, the Guild of Sommeliers, the Washington State Wine Commission, and Rhône Valley Wines. In 2013, Wine Folly was named Wine Blogger of the Year by International Wine & Spirits Competition. Besides drinking wine, writing, and designing for the blog, Puckette loves working on cars, cycling, running, and open-water swimming. Before becoming a sommelier, Puckette was a music producer and singer. Justin Hammack is a founding partner of Wine Folly and leads conceptual development, interactive tools, and marketplace branding. He is responsible for maintaining strict creative goals that emphasize frictionless education. Hammack also handles all videography and photography for the blog.EAN: 9780525533894Package Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 1.1 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 54.99$ 49.49

  • Sale -9% The Essential Bar Book: An A-to-Z Guide to Spirits, Cocktails, and Wine, with 115 Recipes for the World's Great Drinks The Essential Bar Book: An A-to-Z Guide to Spirits, Cocktails, and Wine, with 115 Recipes for the World's Great Drinks

    Ten Speed Press The Essential Bar Book: An A-to-Z Guide to Spirits, Cocktails, and Wine, with 115 Recipes for the World's Great Drinks

    Author: Fiedler, JenniferBrand: Ten Speed PressColor: OrangeBinding: HardcoverNumber Of Pages: 336Release Date: 14-10-2014Part Number: PRH978-1-60774-653-9Details: Product Description A handsome and comprehensive bartending guide for professional and home bartenders that includes history, lore, and 115 recipes. The Essential Bar Book is full of indispensable information about everything boozy that’s good to drink. This easy-to-navigate A-to-Z guide covers it all, from the tools of the trade to the history and mythology behind classic and modern drinks, and features 115 recipes for the world’s most important cocktails. About the Author A contributing editor to  Wine Spectator, Jennifer Fielder writes WineSpectator’s biweekly food and wine pairing column “8 & $20” and covers wine collecting, auctions, Q&As, and design for the magazine. She was a co-author of  Brooklyn Beer Shop's Beer Making Book, and has a degree in English from Yale University and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. PUNCH is a James Beard Award–winning media brand dedicated to drinks and drinking culture. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK That cocktail renaissance has unleashed a tide of products on the market, both new and revived, is a good thing for discerning drinkers. But the ever-expanding mass of terms, classifications and specialized processes can be dizzying to even the most experienced among us.  This book is designed to help make sense of today’s liquor shelves and bar menus, defining everything that savvy imbibers should need to know now. With an emphasis on the historical origins of ingredients, the definitions provided here in an A-to-Z format tackle everything from alcohol types to specialized liqueurs, equipment to instructions. Curious about that bottle of Old Tom Gin you found at your local market? Find the definition under “O,” then learn about how it compares to London dry gin by reading the “Gin” entry.  Also included are recipes for 115 essential cocktails, the blocks on which contemporary bar programs are built. Whether you’re looking to order confidently at the bar or build out your liquor shelf at home, the terms and recipes provided here should give you everything you need to fluently speak “bartender.”   -------------------------------------------   Amaretto Sour For many people, the name of this drink conjures up bottled cocktail mixers and university bar crowds of a certain variety. Portland bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s higher-proof but feathery-light egg white version makes for a sophisticated take on the standard recipe. His version relies on a backbone of strong bourbon, an unusual addition that rounds out the fruit of a high-quality amaretto, a liqueur made from almonds and apricot pits. Egg white blends and buoys the stronger ingredients, creating a more sophisticated cocktail than most of the Amaretto Sours to come before it. Serves 1 1½ ounces amaretto (preferably Lazzaroni)  ¾ ounce bourbon, cask proof (Booker’s is a good bet)  1 ounce lemon juice  1 teaspoon simple syrup, rich (2:1, sugar:water)  ½ ounce egg white  Garnish: lemon peel and a brandied cherry Glassware: rocks  Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake. Add ice and shake well. Strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon peel and a brandied cherry.EAN: 9781607746539Package Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.7 x 1.1 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 47.99$ 43.49

  • Sale -10% The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes (Book about Booze, Gift for Dads, Mixology Book) The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes (Book about Booze, Gift for Dads, Mixology Book)

    Chronicle Books The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes (Book about Booze, Gift for Dads, Mixology Book)

    Author: Dina, VanessaBrand: Chronicle BooksEdition: IllustratedBinding: HardcoverNumber Of Pages: 144Release Date: 12-09-2017Part Number: 47901940Details: Product Description From high-end magazines and design-inspiration websites to stores big and small, bar carts are a must-have piece of furniture. This book provides all the answers to the question—how can I get that look at home? The Art of the Bar Cart features 20 different styled bar setups—from tricked-out vintage carts to a collection of bottles tucked into a cabinet—themed around favorite libations, personal style, or upcoming occasions. Readers can choose from the warm and inviting Whiskey Cart, the fun and fresh Punch Cart, or mix and match to suit any style. With easy tips to re-create each look as well as recipes for the perfect drinks to pair with each cart, this beautifully photographed guide is an inspiration to anyone looking to create a unique décor statement, and a drink to serve alongside. About the Author Vanessa Dina is a design director and party-planning expert. She lives in San Francisco.EAN: 9781452158952Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.6 x 0.8 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 43.99$ 39.49

  • Sale -11% The Drunken Botanist The Drunken Botanist

    Algonquin Books The Drunken Botanist

    Author: Amy StewartBrand: Algonquin BooksEdition: 1stFeatures: Algonquin books Language: english Book - drunken botanist : the plants that create the world's great: the plants that create the world's great drinks Binding: HardcoverFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 400Release Date: 19-03-2013Details: Product Description The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze“A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition“Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York TimesSake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party. Amazon.com Review An Amazon Best Book of the Month, March 2013: Peppered with fascinating facts and well-chosen anecdotes, Amy Stewart’s brisk tour of the origin of spirits acquaints the curious cocktail fan with every conceivable ingredient. Starting with the classics (from agave to wheat), she touches on obscure sources--including a tree that dates to the dinosaur age--before delving into the herbs, spices, flowers, trees, fruits, and nuts that give the world’s greatest drinks distinctive flavors. Along the way, you’ll enjoy sidebars on bugs in booze and inspired drink recipes with backstories that make lively cocktail party conversation. Like Wicked Plants, this delightfully informative, handsome volume isn’t intended as a complete reference or DIY guide, but it will demystify and heighten your appreciation of every intoxicating plant you imbibe. -- Mari Malcolm Review "Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous." —The New York Times "Many boozy books have been published over the years, spilling over with fun facts about absinthe, grog and bathtub gin. What makes Stewart's book different is her infectious enthusiasm for the plants, their uses, their history, and the botanists who roamed the earth finding them. The result is intoxicating but in a fresh, happy, healthy way." —USA Today"The Drunken Botanist is a sipping book, not a quaffing book, best enjoyed in moderation...Part Ripley’s Believe It or Not, part compendium on the order of 'Schott’s Original Miscellany' and part botanical garden tour, albeit with a curated cocktail party at the end . . . a companionable reference and whimsical recitation of historical-botanical trivia, with a little tart debunking." —The Washington Post "Sipping an evening cocktail while flipping through this fine volume, I discovered that Ms. Stewart knew how to change a run-of-the-mill cocktail into an intriguing one." —The Wall Street Journal "A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again…Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants." —NPR's Morning Edition "Fascinating, well researched and instructive — with appealing recipes too." —Rosie Schaap, New York Times "Gardening can be an intoxicating hobby, especially if the botany is booze-related." —The Associated Press About the Author Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.EAN: 9781616200466Package Dimensions: 11.7 x 9.1 x 4.4 inchesLanguages: English

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  • Sale -10% Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails

    Ten Speed Press Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails

    Author: David KaplanBrand: Ten Speed PressColor: BlackEdition: IllustratedFeatures: Ten Speed PressBinding: HardcoverFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 320Release Date: 07-10-2014Part Number: 9781607745259Details: Product Description The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world.  Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry award—including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staff—the best in the industry—Death & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference.  Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails,  Death & Co features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails. But more than just a collection of recipes,  Death & Co is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques. Filled with beautiful, evocative photography; illustrative charts and infographics; and colorful essays about the characters who fill the bar each night;  Death & Co—like its namesake bar—is bold, elegant, and setting the pace for mixologists around the world. Review “This is a book that will inspire the next generation of bartenders. The Death & Co crew has managed to mix equal measures of hospitality and creativity, and the impact of their experiment will be felt far beyond their modest East Sixth Street saloon. This book extends Death & Co’s reach even farther.” —Dale Degroff, author of The Craft of the Cocktail  “Death & Co changed the way we drink in America. This elegant, intelligent book—with drink recipes from the ‘Dirty Dozen’ of top bartender/mixologists working in America today (all Death & Co veterans), plus sound, concise advice on every aspect of drink making—will make sure that nobody could possibly forget that.” —David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch   “Death & Co has become an integral part of New York’s cocktail culture, and will remain a part of it for years to come. David and Alex have influenced the way people drink in New York City (and around the world), and I’m constantly inspired whenever I step into their bar. They craft each drink just as I would approach a dish, piecing together the ingredients, testing it tirelessly, striving for perfection, and also trying to connect each recipe to a story. There is a real art, a real passion behind everything they do, and this book will act as a timeless reference for anyone interested in cocktails.” —Daniel Humm, chef/co-owner of Eleven Madison Park and Co-Author of I Love New York  “A fascinating, in-depth look at one of the best bars out there—brimming with the same attitude and resolve that made Death & Co a true winner in the field. This book is a one-stop shop for anyone interested in cocktails and the bars that serve them, and it’s a brilliant read, to boot.” —Gaz Regan, author of the Joy of Mixology “With Death & Co, David, Nick, and Alex have created an instant classic for craft cocktail enthusiasts and professionals alike. I’ve found this book to be essential in my home.” —April Bloomfield, chef/owner of The Spotted Pig About the Author DAVID KAPLAN is the founder and owner of Death & Co, a New York City nightlife destination, as well as the co-owner of Proprietors LLC, a full-service hospitality company, with ALEX DAY.  ALEX DAY is a former bartender at Death & Co, and currently a partner in Proprietors LLC, Death & Co, Nitecap, The Normandie Club, The Walker Inn, and Honeycut with DAVID KAPLAN.  NICK FAUCHALD is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and publisher of print and digital products. He'sEAN: 8601411347504Package Dimensions: 10.2 x 9.5 x 1.3 inchesLanguages: English

    $ 74.99$ 67.49

Bar media is a great tool to learn all about bartending. They teach you about cocktails, mixology, and all things bartending. Reading can help you build a solid foundation for your bartending skills. 

However, reading something can only take you so far. It's important to know the best learning method so you can become an effective and efficient bartender.

Various Ways to Become a Bartender

1. Bartending School

Administrations like these usually hand out a certificate or license after you pass the course. Both documents are valid and are used in the industry. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to get certified, but you can also take college courses on hotel and restaurant management to further your business skills and knowledge.

2. Work as a Barback

If you do not have the financial means to enroll in a bartending school, you can always learn the ropes as a barback. A barback's job is to lift, clean, restock and be a bartender's assistant. You can learn from the current bartender by observing and watching them closely.

3. Work at a Restaurant

If you already have experience as a server but want to work at a bar, getting a restaurant job can help you further along with your goal. Restaurants usually hire people who are flexible and are willing to learn.

You'll find that working in a restaurant requires teamwork. Someone with bartending experience can teach you, and this will come in handy when you need to be stationed at the bar area during busy nights.

4. Mentorship

Making connections is essential; you must be willing to make friends to get further in your plans. You can learn a lot from an experienced bartender, so try to be friendly and ask if they're willing to teach you the ways of mixology.

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