Book: Spirits of Latin America


"Through its ... look at drinking culture throughout Latin America, this ... book offers a rich cultural and historical context for understanding Latin spirits.

  • Author : Ivy Mix
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 27 July 2021
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780399582875

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Spirits of Latin America Book Summary :

"Through its ... look at drinking culture throughout Latin America, this ... book offers a rich cultural and historical context for understanding Latin spirits. Ivy Mix has dedicated years to traveling south, getting to know Latin culture, in part through what the locals drink. What she details in this book is the discovery that Latin spirits echo the Latin palate, which echoes Latin life, emphasizing spiciness, vivaciousness, strength, and variation. After digging into tequila and Mexico's other traditional spirits, [she] follows the sugar trail through the Caribbean and beyond, winding up in Chile, Peru, and Bolivia, where grape-based spirits like pisco and singani have been made for generations"--

Book: Shrubs An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times


The history of shrubs, as revealed here, is as fascinating as the drinks are refreshing. These sharp and tangy infusions are simple to make and use, as you’ll discover with these recipes.

  • Author : Michael Dietsch
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release : 06 October 2014
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9781581576511

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Shrubs An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times Book Summary :

A simple shrub is made from fruit, sugar, and . . . vinegar? Raise your glass to a surprising new taste sensation for cocktails and sophisticated sodas: Shrubs. Not the kind that grow in the ground, but a vintage drink mixer that will knock your socks off. “Mixologists across the country are reaching back through the centuries to reclaim vinegar’s more palatable past . . . embracing it as ‘the other acid,’ an alternative to the same-old-same-old lemons and limes,” said the New York Times. The history of shrubs, as revealed here, is as fascinating as the drinks are refreshing. These sharp and tangy infusions are simple to make and use, as you’ll discover with these recipes. Mix up some Red Currant Shrub for a Vermouth Cassis, or Apple Cinnamon Shrub to mix with seltzer, or develop your own with Michael Dietsch’s directions and step-by-step photographs. “Imagine a fizzy, soda-like drink that is drier and so much more sophisticated than soda, what with the sugar and botanical ingredients. Shrubs! Amazing! Wonderful!!” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

Book: Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails


This comprehensive, straightforward guide is perfect for tequila and mezcal enthusiasts looking for creative ways to enjoy agave spirits more often and in more varied ways—or for anyone who just likes to drink the stuff.

  • Author : Robert Simonson
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release : 06 April 2021
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 13 : 9781984857750

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Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails Book Summary :

Indulge your thirst for new ways to enjoy tequila and mezcal with 60+ recipes for agave cocktails from a James Beard Award–nominated author and New York Times spirits writer. From riffs on classics such as the Mezcal Mule and Oaxaca Old-Fashioned to new favorites such as Naked and Famous or Smoke and Ice, discover how to use mezcal and tequila to create cocktails in nearly every classic cocktail formula—from flip to sour to highball—that highlight the smoky, edgy flavors of these unique and popular spirits. Robert Simonson, author of The Old-Fashioned and The Martini Cocktail, covers a broad range of flavors with doable, delicious recipes that are easy to assemble, most only requiring three or four ingredients. This comprehensive, straightforward guide is perfect for tequila and mezcal enthusiasts looking for creative ways to enjoy agave spirits more often and in more varied ways—or for anyone who just likes to drink the stuff.

Book: A Proper Drink


A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival.

  • Author : Robert Simonson
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release : 20 September 2016
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9781607747550

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A Proper Drink Book Summary :

A narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance, written by a New York Times cocktail writer and one of the foremost experts on the subject. A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer Robert Simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from around the world, and the result is a rollicking (if slightly tipsy) story of the characters--bars, bartenders, patrons, and visionaries--who in the last 25 years have changed the course of modern drink-making. The book also features a curated list of about 40 cocktails--25 modern classics, plus an additional 15 to 20 rediscovered classics and classic contenders--to emerge from the movement.

Book: The Pisco Book


Geared towards the modern cocktail enthusiast, this vibrant book explores the fascinating world of pisco (pronounced PEES-ko), a South American mixable white spirit distilled from grapes, which is among the hottest trends in spirits today.

  • Author : Gregory Dicum
  • Publisher : Cleargrape Llc
  • Release : 01 April 2011
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN 13 : 0615426646

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Geared towards the modern cocktail enthusiast, this vibrant book explores the fascinating world of pisco (pronounced PEES-ko), a South American mixable white spirit distilled from grapes, which is among the hottest trends in spirits today. Colorful photos and stories capture the fun, beauty, and passion of the land and people that give life to this multifaceted spirit, along with detailed excursions into the dynamic elements of pisco's story—the diverse range of approaches and styles that go into producing it, the legendary personalities who craft it, and the excitement for it among today’s leading mixologists. Also included are nearly 50 spectacular pisco cocktail recipes from leading bar chefs and mixologists from the United States and Peru.

Book: Drink What You Want


Brown liquor or clear? While giving newbies a rundown of cocktail culture, lingo, and etiquette, John turns the "cocktail book" concept on its ear by infusing a traditionally formal topic with his fresh, conversational voice.

  • Author : John deBary
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release : 27 July 2021
  • Category: HOUSE & HOME
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525575771

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Drink What You Want Book Summary :

A non-judgmental, back-to-basics approach to making custom cocktails that's as fun as it is definitive--from a renowned New York City bartender who's worked everywhere from Please Don't Tell to Momofuku. John deBary is a veritable cocktail expert with a 100 proof personality, a dash of fun, and garnished with flair--there's nothing muddled about him. In Drink What You Want, John breaks down the science of mixology (yes, it's a science) and explains the rules of drink-making. Most important, you'll learn how to tweak any drink, both classic and creative, to your preferences and moods. Are you adventurous or traditional? Sweet or bitter? Brown liquor or clear? While giving newbies a rundown of cocktail culture, lingo, and etiquette, John turns the "cocktail book" concept on its ear by infusing a traditionally formal topic with his fresh, conversational voice. Mixology geeks and bottomless brunchers alike will revel in the craft of the cocktail, from classic to modern to funky. Cocktails are about creativity and setting the mood, and Drink What You Wantoverflows with both.

Book: Sherry


But in the last few decades, sherry lost its way—and cheap, cloyingly sweet blends sullied the reputation of what remains one of Spain’s oldest and greatest winemaking traditions. Thankfully, sherry is in the midst of a renaissance.

  • Author : Talia Baiocchi
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release : 14 October 2014
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 9781607745822

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There is no other wine that is as versatile, as utterly unique in its range and production methods--and, unfortunately, as misunderstood—as sherry. For centuries, sherry was considered one of the world’s great wines, spoken about in the same reverential terms as the finest Bordeaux and Burgundies. But in the last few decades, sherry lost its way—and cheap, cloyingly sweet blends sullied the reputation of what remains one of Spain’s oldest and greatest winemaking traditions. Thankfully, sherry is in the midst of a renaissance. Beloved of sommeliers and bartenders in the craft cocktail community, today sherry is being re-discovered and re-appreciated as an incredible table wine and essential component of many classic cocktails. Sherry is essential reading for wine or spirits professionals looking to incorporate this complex wine into their menu, and for adventurous drink enthusiasts who are on the hunt for something unexpected. With a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the different styles of sherry, how they are made, and the people and places that produce it, Sherry demystifies what can be a confusing (and seemingly contradictory) wine. A thorough buyer’s guide lists top producers and profiles the very best bodegas and wines. And a whole chapter on sherry-based cocktails illuminates a completely different side of sherry, featuring classic recipes like the Tuxedo and Sherry Cobbler, as well as modern creations from the country’s top bartenders (Jim Meehan’s East India Negroni, Derek Brown’s Kojo Cocktail). More than a dozen recipes for tapas and other delicious foods—best eaten alongside a glass of sherry, of course—round out this wonderfully eclectic, engaging, and inspiring collection.

Book: Unvarnished


A sexy, gritty, honest look at the glamour-less work of a glamorous job, written with the intimate honesty of The Tender Bar, the debauched inside view of Kitchen Confidential, and the social commentary of Waiter Rant, Unvarnished will take ...

  • Author : Eric Alperin
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 23 June 2020
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062899309

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Unvarnished Book Summary :

A Kitchen Confidential for the cocktail profession, Unvarnished is a fly-on-the-wall narrative peek at the joys, pains, and peculiarities of life “behind the stick.” When it opened a decade ago, the acclaimed Los Angeles speakeasy The Varnish—owned, designed, and managed by award-winning cocktail aficionado Eric Alperin—quickly became the stylish standard bearer for modern bars. Unvarnished is a candid, voice-driven, no-holds-barred look at the workings of a bar, and the foundation of The Varnish’s success: attention to hospitality and an abiding belief in the nobility of service. Alperin and veteran bartender and writer Deborah Stoll push back against the prevailing conceit that working in the service industry is something people do because they failed at another career. They offer fascinating meditations on ice as the bartender’s flame; the good, the bad, and the sad parts of vice; one’s duty to their community as a local; the obsessive, compulsive deliberations of building a bar (size matters); lessons from Sasha Petraske—Eric’s late partner, mentor, and the forefather of the modern day classic cocktail renaissance—and the top ten reasons not to date a bartender. At the book’s center are the 100 recipes a young Jedi bartender must know before their first shift at The Varnish, along with examples of building drinks by the round, how to Mr. Potato Head cocktails, and what questions to ask when crafting a Bartender’s Choice. A sexy, gritty, honest look at the glamour-less work of a glamorous job, written with the intimate honesty of The Tender Bar, the debauched inside view of Kitchen Confidential, and the social commentary of Waiter Rant, Unvarnished will take its place among these classics of the service set.

Book: The Art of the Shim


This book is your invitation to a world of delicious, sophisticated drinks which provide all their pleasures without walloping you over the head with booze.

  • Author : Dinah Sanders
  • Publisher : Sanders & Gratz
  • Release : 05 September 2013
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 13 : 9780983998037

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The Art of the Shim Book Summary :

More drink. Less Drunk. You deserve a great cocktail—and you don’t have to over-indulge to get it! Shims—serious, low-alcohol cocktails—are where everyone can come together, whether it’s for the one drink of the evening or when this is but the first of many. This book is your invitation to a world of delicious, sophisticated drinks which provide all their pleasures without walloping you over the head with booze. Celebrate two centuries of the cocktail with recipes for every taste, from the sunny cheerfulness of a Ben’s Good Humor to slow sippers like the Bitter Giuseppe. Cheers!

Book: Easy Tiki


Kicking back with a tiki cocktail may be the epitome of easy living, but ironically, tiki drinks are among the hardest to make, often requiring eight or more ingredients. Now Easy Tiki is here to solve that problem!

  • Author : Chloe Frechette
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release : 27 July 2021
  • Category: Bartending
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 13 : 9781984856753

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Easy Tiki Book Summary :

60 recipes inspired by the history of tiki as well as the modern revival that's putting a fresh spin on tropical tiki drinks--all simplified for the home bartender from cocktail authority PUNCH. Tiki is the dream of escape, a tropical vacation complete with warm ocean water, island music, and beachside dinners. Kicking back with a tiki cocktail may be the epitome of easy living, but ironically, tiki drinks are among the hardest to make, often requiring eight or more ingredients. Now Easy Tiki is here to solve that problem! Easy Tiki examines the modern tiki revival offering sixty transporting recipes that re-jigger the classics with minimal ingredients while still maintaining the delicious balance, spices, and stunning garnishes that define tiki cocktails. Drinks include classics such as the Beachcomber's Gold and Fog Cutter and modern cocktails such as Elusive Dreams and Paradise Lost. Easy Tiki also includes an overview of the origins of the tiki genre, from Don the Beachcomber and the mid-century tiki craze to Trader Vic's and beyond. With Easy Tiki it's easier than ever before to sit back with a Mai Tai or Pearl Diver and enjoy the island life--wherever you are.