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Whether you prefer the clean and classic, or want to try something new, this book is full of serving suggestions to tempt your tastebuds! So grab the lime and tonic for this gin-tastic celebration of inspired infusions and brilliant botanicals.
Gin: The Essential Guide for Gin Aficionados celebrates the clear spirit in all its guises; as a straight drink, the increasingly popular flavoured brands, as a base for cocktails and a cooking ingredient. It describes the history of the spirit; how it is made and how the method of distillation has changed across the centuries; the variations of gin; classic cocktail recipes; where to buy the premier brands; and tasting notes. Lavishly illustrated and written in an easy-to-read style, this book will go down as well as the most lovingly created Gin & Tonic. Few drinks can trace its history back more than half a millennium, but the Dutch genever (or jenever) is a clear predecessor of the modern gin distilled today. Gin's history makes for fascinating reading, from how it grew and faded in popularity through the ages to the types of people who drank it and the story of the G&T (surely the world's best known cocktail). According to Henry McNulty, Vogue's legendary wine and spirits columnist, 'Gin is the bad boy of the spirits world.' He may be correct, but the fact remains that gin is one of the world's most popular spirits.
From the wildly creative team behind Philadelphia's Art in the Age comes The Cocktail Workshop, a deep-dive into 20 classic drinks that make up the foundation of cocktail creation, and the delicious variations that will make them all your own. Learn to craft a perfect, classic drink, or workshop that creation into a unique, flavor-forward spin with The Cocktail Workshop, an indispensable guide to foundational cocktails and the tools to elevate them into master-level creations. In this richly illustrated book, the team behind Philadelphia's beloved Art in the Age guides aspiring mixologists through the fundamentals of 20 essential cocktails. Then, each foundational drink is spun off into creative and customizable riffs on flavors, techniques, and ingredients, called Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master versions. Each classic drink is concluded by a Workshop: how to take your at-home bar efforts to the next level with aging, infusing, garnishing, and more. Drawing on the building blocks of iconic cocktails like the daiquiri and the old-fashioned, readers will grow their knowledge base as they move through each drink, taking away real skills for their home bar -- like the proper way to dry-shake an egg white cocktail or carve a manicured lime twist -- and an understanding of the fundamentals of cocktailing: how drinks are created, related, and integrated.
If you've finished your binge-watch and you're looking for your next Game of Thrones fix, Gin of Thrones will bring all the bloody fun of Westeros to your kitchen. You're not likely to sit on the Iron Throne or ride a dragon into battle against a horde of undead wights, but that doesn't mean you can't get into the Westerosi spirit - quite literally! Gin of Thrones is the ultimate cocktail book for Game of Thrones fans. Alongside 50 recipes are eight drinking games - one for each season - that can be played while watching the epic show. What do we say to the god of drink? Yes, please! Cocktails include: * Mother of Dragon (Fruit) * Shaken not Lannistirred * The Drink That Was Promised * Valor Mor-Guinness * Robin Arryn's Milkshake. 'Everything's better with some wine in the belly.' - Tyrion Lannister, the self-proclaimed 'God of Tits and Wine'.
60 wonderful whisky and bourbon cocktails Oaky, smoky, young or old, whisky is a versatile and highly spirited spirit that has been the backbone of the classic cocktail since the old-fashioned was new. From the highlands of Scotland to Bourbon county, Kentucky, whisky distilleries have spread across the world, and today there are multitudes of styles and flavours to complement any manner of mixer. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to the wider world of malts, and showcase the true potential of whisky and bourbon. In Whisky Made Me Do It, award-winning mixologist and Certified Specialist of Spirits, Lance Mayhew explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right type, mix the ultimate Manhattan and find the perfect cocktail for any occasion. From grown-up scotch and sodas, celebratory mint juleps, or playful picklebacks, there are recipes here for any mood, any event, and any whisky-drinker.
"Comprehensive...will enhance your gin appreciation" - The New York Times An A-Z compendium of everything you need to know about gin, from botanicals to the perfect G&T. Includes 20 gin cocktail recipes. Gin is the spirit of the moment, the discerning drinker's tipple of choice. But with a gin revolution currently sweeping the world, it has never been a more fascinating - and complex - subject. The Gin Dictionary is the gin-drinker's guide to this special spirit. With hundreds of entries covering everything from history, ingredients and distilling techniques to flavour notes, cocktails and the many varieties of gin around the world, award-winning gin expert David T. Smith explores the key factors behind your drink.
In need of some gin-spiration? Look no further! Whether you are a gin aficionado or simply gin-curious, this book from the experts at Craft Gin Club contains everything you'll ever need to know about the juniper spirit. With recipes for refreshing ice-cold punches through to warming winter serves, marinated main courses to delicious desserts, Gin O'Clock proves it's always a good time for gin, no matter the season. Packed with tips including: * Hosting the perfect gin-tasting * Growing your own garnishes * Making simple syrups * Creating your own gin truffles This is the definitive seasonal guide to gin exploration.
The Whisky Cubes Pack is the perfect gift for any lover of whisky. Not only does the pack contain a book informing the whisky-lover about hundreds of whisky brands and distillers in Britain, Ireland and North America, there is a guide to the process of distillation and tasting notes. In addition to this, the pack contains eight soapstone cubes which can be placed in a freezer and dropped into a glass and used as a replacement for ice, one that doesn't dilute the golden liquid.
The author, Jim Murray, is one of the most respected men in whisky, on both sides of the Atlantic and his passionate views about Scotch, Irish, Rye and Bourbon are respected by those in the know. He writes in a unique style, with his passion coming through as he explains why a distillery is different to its neighbour maybe only a few miles away and showing how a slight variation in the distillation and/or storage process makes for an entirely different tasting experience. If you are already a connoisseur of whisky, want to become one, or just enjoy the occasional tipple, The Whisky Cubes Pack is as welcome as your favourite dram.
'A handbook of classic cocktails essential to every host's repertoire' Vogue 'Simple to navigate and fun to read, it's the only book I reach for on a Friday evening. The weekend starts here.' Felicity Cloake 'I truly love this book. No one writes about drinks like Richard Godwin - I enjoy his prose as much as anything in the glass.' Marina Hyde Want to master the art of mixology from home? Of all the skills you might acquire in life, learning how to make exquisite cocktails is the least likely to be a waste of your time. In this classic guide to cocktailing, writer, columnist and founder of 'The Spirits' newsletter - "a book club but for cocktails" - Richard Godwin offers over 200 delicious, inventive and accessible recipes. Beautifully written, laugh-out-loud funny and full of practical good sense as well as fascinating historical snippets, this little book contains everything that an amateur needs to up their cocktailing game - and increase the sum of human happiness. Praise for The Spirits 'The Spirits is debonair, indispensable and easy enough to use after a few' Damian Barr 'Richard Godwin is such a smart, funny and intoxicating drinks writer. And The Spirits - accessible, authoritative and crisply written - is the perfect companion for cocktail-curious drinkers looking to seriously up their game.' Jimi Famurewa 'Richard is a charming and fantastically engaging guide, and this marvellous book captures all that great and glamorous about drinking well-made drinks.' Sathnam Sanghera 'Full of interesting stories... witty, thoroughly researched.' Guardian 'This is the ultimate in cocktail books' Waitrose Weekend 'The best place to turn if you want to make drinks' Independent 'The ultimate guide to drinks-making for beginners. And the ultimate guide to making friends and influencing people.' Buzzfeed 'Offers a wealth of modern and classic recipes' Evening Standard 'Inspirational' Stephen Bayley, Spectator 'Intelligent, humorous, crammed full of recipes' Rebecca Dunphy, Sainsbury's Magazine 'If you're going to buy one cocktail book, you can't go far wrong with this one' BBC Good Food
100+ insanely great cocktail recipes for every occasion including margaritas, mimosas, martinis and more, each with a fresh and fun twist. Plus, super-creative boozy sweets! Delish Ultimate Cocktails provides everything you need to make amazing drinks at home...and then some. Each of the 100+ easy and fun recipes dreamt up by the editors of Delish is an excuse to throw a party. These cocktail recipes will shake things up and elevate your entertaining game with best-ever versions of the classics plus inventive new ideas for Jell-O shots and boozy sweets like Banana Pudding Shots and Pina Colada Truffles. There's even an assortment of mocktails including Apple Cider Slushies and Cranberry Basil Sansgria. Recipes include Strawberry Frose, Dole Whip Margaritas, Taco Bloody Marys, Flamin' Hot Cheetos Bloody Mary, Apple Cider Mimosas, Creamsicle Punch, Negroni Jell-O Shots, Oreo Jell-O Shots, Moscow Mule Pops and many more! Inside, you'll find: * A color photograph for every recipe * Easy-to-follow recipes for every event imaginable from brunch to girls' night to summer parties and holiday gatherings * Recipe servings range from individual drinks to big batch punches, perfect for any sized celebration! * Tips on how to stock a bar cart and which glass to use for each drink * Drinks inspired by your favorite movies and characters, like Butterbeer Punch and Tiffany Mimosas. Once you've tried just one of these drinks you'll want to know: Why limit happy to an hour!
Whisky is Scotland's national drink and has been for over five hundred years, since then becoming a global phenomenon. It is a drink that is a profound and important part of Scottish life and culture but, unlike other countries and their national libations, it has hardly been used in food. Rachel McCormack is going to change that with this book. Limiting whisky to a drink, she believes, is similar to the traditional Presbyterian attitude to sex; it should only be done with the lights off and in the missionary position. Rachel believes that there is an entire Karma Sutraof whisky use out there and she has put it in this book. Interspersing an engaging mix of anecdotes, history and information on distillers and recipes, this book will appeal to everyone from the cooking whisky connoisseur, to the novice whisky learner looking for some guidance on what to eat and cook. Rachel travels the length and breadth of Scotland, discovering a myriad of unique and interesting people and facts about this remarkable drink, with interviews with the key people who create it around the country, as she visits the famous distilleries of her country, as well as the more home-grown variety.
Astrology, tarot, palmistry, and other spiritual arts are having a moment-and that includes the spirits we enjoy during cocktail hour. With this deeply researched collection of intoxicating treats, readers will be able to mix a drink that reflects their interests and satisfies their curiosity. Over the course of five chapters, the authors map out esoteric philosophies that have fuelled the dark arts of their times. Each recipe is presented in a double-page spread that includes an engaging history, clear instructions, and original photography. Curious about druids? Try the Oak and Mistletoe, reminiscent of ancient European forests. Into voodoo? Enjoy a citrusy rum cocktail that's finished with Peychaud's bitters from an infamous New Orleans apothecary. If vodka's your jam try the Devil's Daughter, which pays tribute to England's most famous prophetess, Mother Shipton. More than just a collection of recipes, this dive into the occult tells you everything you need to stock your bar and kitchen with, while offering compelling background information on natural ingredients, botany, herbs, and spices-all points of interests that connect the cocktail enthusiast and the practitioner of magic. Whether you're serious about cocktails or the occult-or just getting acquainted with either one-this ingenious blend of mixology and magic will add a drop of mystery to every drink you make.
Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavours are often imitated but seldom bettered. There have been few books on island whisky and none written in recent years. But Whiskies Galore is not your average whisky book. It is not simply a catalogue of distilleries, but a story of discovery and adventure. Join Ian Buxton on a personal journey across Scotland's islands, where he learns to fish with high explosives, ends up hurling his dinner into the sea, and comes face to face with a basking shark. Combining an expert's knowledge of whisky with a travel writer's fondness for anecdote, and with a keen description of place, he provides a special treat for all who love the islands' magical drams.
The diversity of flavours and colours of rum is as rich as the history and culture that surrounds this alcoholic beverage. This guide provides an overview of more than 300 different types of rum and then categorises them using an innovative taste model. For every rum, you receive a clear overview of its origins, taste and aroma. In addition, you can read all about the different types of rum, the production and maturing process, the perfect way to serve, and the best cocktails.
Dive deep into the world of cocktail lore, classic recipes, and hard-won wisdom in Cocktail Dive Bar: Real Drinks, Fake History, and Questionable Advice from New Orleans' Twelve Mile Limit. In this irreverent and engaging guide T. Cole Newton, the owner and proprietor of the beloved Louisiana bar Twelve Mile Limit, brings classic and original cocktail recipes to life with a combination of colorful invented histories and real stories, alongside advice drawn from his experience as a young bar owner in the Crescent City. Lively tongue-in-cheek mini-essays on a range of topics (including such illuminating takes as why the unflappable Maury Povich is the ideal role model for the service industry and how bar owners can work to be community allies) break up this alphabetical compendium of cocktail recipes. Make the book your own by taking recipe notes or coloring in the playful, graphic drawings by Bazil Zarensky and Laura Sanders. A detailed index of ingredients, infusion recipes, and more makes this an ideal companion for any at-home mixologist or industry professional.
Cocktail culture boomed in the United States after Prohibition as America couldn't get enough of the new concoctions developed by barkeepers. Exotic drinking venues defined this era of drinking culture and were immortalised in the linen postcards used to advertise them. Transport yourself to an era of indulgence and glamour with over 50 vintage cocktail recipes (and modern twists), historical vignettes and more than 100 pieces of vintage ephemera.
Drink by the light of the moon with these 70 lunar cocktails that celebrate and strengthen your connection with this out-of-this-world celestial body. For centuries, alcohol has been used to celebrate the moon and the moon's phases. Now, modern moon lovers everywhere can learn how to make the perfect lunar-inspired drink. All you need is a tried-and-true recipe, a bottle of your favorite booze, and a dark moonlit night. In Moon, Magic, Mixology, you'll find 70 recipes for alcohol-based beverages that can be used to summon the moon for whatever you need. Each recipe is elevated by magical tools such as crystals, candles, herbs, aromatherapy, and meditations, helping you infuse magic into every drink. Whatever your moon desire, this book has you covered with full-color photos and tips on how to use your lunar libations to enhance your connection with the moon.
Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished 'gin tonica' Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm. Spaniards love their gin and tonics. In Spain, the bartender doesn't ask you what you want to drink, he asks you how you want your gin and tonic prepared. This simplest of drinks - just gin, tonic, ice and a garnish - is now considered the national drink of Spain. The trend started in the north of Spain, in Basque country, where you can walk into a bar and upon ordering you are presented with a cart teeming with gin and tonic options to create your very own bespoke drink. A beautiful cocktail with a variety of herb and flower garnishes, a Spanish-style gin and tonic or 'gin tonica', is made with a premium gin and the best quality tonic water, combined with bitters and various herbs, spices, flowers and fruits that will complement the botanicals of a specific gin. It is served over ice in an oversized balloon glass - the idea being that the shape enables the drinker to enjoy all the lovely aromas their drink gives off. For a cocktail with only two ingredients, the flavour potential is staggering! Making a gin tonica is an intricate process, sometimes taking a barman as long as 15 minutes to deliver the ideal drink. The ice has to be dense so that it melts slowly, the glass might be spritzed with a fine layer of citrus oil, chilled to perfection, with the tonic poured in delicately. No detail is ignored, the wait is part of the experience, and the result is absolutely delicious. Attention to detail and respect for the classic is what truly elevates the Spanish gin tonica above all others. With more gin brands and styles of tonic available than ever before, and 40 inspired recipes here to try at home, there has never been a better time to discover the joy of the gin tonica - saludos!
Mix up a taste of the City by the Bay with San Francisco Cocktails. Mix up a taste of the City by the Bay with San Francisco Cocktails. Featuring recipes from and profiles on some of the most recognizable bars in San Francisco, this is the definitive guide to drinking in San Fran. With easy-to-follow recipes sure to be a crowd pleaser and inspiring interviews with local bartenders, this is the perfect gift for cocktail lovers everywhere. Gorgeous, full-color photography gives you a taste of each cocktail long before you mix them up yourself. No matter where you find yourself, San Francisco Cocktails will transport you to the heart of the city in seconds flat.
"Royalty." A single word that invokes daydreams of champagne, lavish lifestyles, and extravagant parties. In How to Drink Like a Royal, Albert W. A. Schmid offers readers a taste of how the other half lives, with cocktail recipes inspired by some of the world's most famous dynasties. To ensure that you will delight even royal guests, Schmid also provides tips for proper etiquette, such as the requirement to stand if the Monarch is standing and to never, ever try to take a selfie. Discover cocktails like the Golden Doublet, created to celebrate the marriage of England's Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips, or the Savoy Royale created for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on her visit to the Savoy Hotel, London. Other recipes give ode to royal families from works of literature, like the Beowulf Cocktail honoring King Hrothgar of the Danes. Even the royalty of the United States is featured through the Hawaiian Martini, an homage to the Hawaiian royal family who reigned from their palaces until 1893. With easy-to-follow glossaries for both royal and cocktail-making terms alongside 180 reciepes for a wide array of drinks that will quench any sort of thirst, How to Drink Like a Royal is an informative and light-hearted manual to help you cultivate your inner prince or princess.
In How to Distill, you'll learn every aspect of home distilling, from the fundamentals to controlling flavor development to packaging. Whether you want straightforward information for your first distillation or you're a home distiller looking to learn more and perfect your craft, you've come to the right place. In this book, certified industry expert and knowledgeable home distiller Aaron Hyde lays out the how and why of all the key processes, starting at the mash and fermentation, through distilling, and ending with expert information on aging and blending spirits. You'll find: An Overview of Distilling and the Process: The fundamentals of distillation, concise distillation theory, still design, distilled products, and ingredients are all covered. Pre-Distillation: Move on to learn about the fermentation process, making your own wash from sugar or cereal mashing grain. Distilling: The main event! A robust section on distilling covers modern distillation techniques, the distillation process, key decisions during distillation, process control, collection, and further distillation runs. Post-Distillation: Work your way through flavor development and control, polishing spirit, the aging process, quality considerations, blending, and packaging considerations. Recipes: Whether you're interested in making bourbon whiskey, scotch whisky, gin, rum, or vodka, you'll find an easy-to-follow recipe. With reliable, tested information throughout, this is the new standard for distilling.
A flavour-focused drinks recipe book with a feminist slant, Spirited opens up the 'boys' club' world of serious cocktails and features fifty drinks, both alcoholic and booze-free.
Spirited brings together fifty well-crafted cocktail recipes, all fuelled by a cook's palate and a love of creative ingredients. Signe Johansen's recipes play with a wide range of flavours such as fresh, floral, herbal and spicy notes and encourage you to think like a cook not a bartender. With chapters on drambling (the joy of winter walks and whisky), creative and delicious drinks to serve at gatherings, warming nightcaps and non-alcoholic 'soothies' to calm an ailing spirit, there is a tipple here for every occasion. There is also a collection of recipes called Cupboard Cocktails – made from staple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen – and more ambitious weekend projects for gifts or special occasions.
Spirited is a refreshing departure from earnest mixologists writing about the 'art of the cocktail' – books often written by men, for men. Instead, Signe opens the field for everyone and celebrates the convivial and social experience of healthy hedonism and raising a glass together. This is a warm and inclusive companion to the subject, packed with trade secrets, delicious recipes and fascinating insight into the world of drinks.
The Sazerac ranks among the most famous drinks of a city famous for its drinking, but where did the classic New Orleans cocktail originate? Drinks journalist Tim McNally dives into the history of the Sazerac in a lively chronicle that ranges from a family-owned Cognac company in France, to an ingredient created by a New Orleans pharmacist, to a spirit once banned on three continents, to the renowned Playboy Clubs of the 1970s, which helped revitalize the enjoyment of complex, elegant mixed drinks. Among the many significant developments in the life of the Sazerac was its designation in 2008 as the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans. When the Sazerac made its first appearance in the mid-1800s, the very concept of a cocktail (though not the word) was still new. Bartenders did not spend much time combining multiple ingredients for a single drink, and when they did, they felt no impulse to give it a name. But the Sazerac was unique. It combined a specific Cognac named Sazerac de Forge et Fils with Creole pharmacist Antoine Peychaud's much-beloved brand of bitters, plus a sugar cube-all of which were stirred and strained into a drink glass coated with absinthe. The making of the drink provided the comfort and enjoyment of a social ritual, and the Sazerac became both a delicious beverage in its own right and a marker of the city's unique alcohol culture. With a spirited blend of history, cocktail trivia, and recipes, The Sazerac uncovers the true story of one of New Orleans's most long-lived and iconic beverages.
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