The Curious Bartender

The artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1849759065

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients, the delicate alchemy of how they work together. In The Curious Bartender, Tristan Stephenson explores and experiments with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, he explains their intriguing origins, introducing the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them. Moving on, he reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics. Stay true to the originals with a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or experiment with some of his modern variations to create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe ‘air’ or an Insta-age Rob Roy with the ‘age’ on the side. Also included is a reference section detailing all the techniques you will need, making this an essential anthology for the cocktail enthusiast.

The Curious Bartender

The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849754378

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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A good cocktail used to be a simple affair--a spirit or two, a mixer and a little ice. Those days are over. Thanks to a new trend in molecular mixology, cocktails have become far more interesting. In The Book of Cocktail Alchemy, rising star of the cocktail scene Tristan Stephenson explores the art of preparing the perfect cocktail. Taking the classics, he explains their fascinating origins, introducing the colorful characters who inspired or created them and how they were intertwined within their historical context. Moving on, he reinvents each cocktail from his laboratory adding modern twists which are sure to amaze. Stick to the classics and stir up a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or try some of his contemporary variations, and create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe 'air' or a Insta-age Rob Roy with the 'age' on the side. Also included is a comprehensive reference section, detailing all the techniques you will ever need, classic and modern. Using a mixture of science and an amazing aptitude for understanding flavor and the universal appeal of the cocktail, Tristan has created an exciting, essential anthology for any cocktail enthusiast.

The Curious Bartender Volume II

The New Testament of Cocktails

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758932

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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Tristan Stephenson is back to shake up the cocktail world once more, perfecting classic cocktails and offering his signature reinventions using his world-renowned mixology skills. "I found it hard to stay put while reading; I constantly wanted to leap up and strike out for a liquor store to test my new knowledge." Review of The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace, The Wall Street Journal. Tristan Stephenson is back to shake up the cocktail world once more, perfecting classic cocktails and offering his signature reinventions using his world-renowned mixology skills. The Curious Bartender Volume II: The New Testament of Cocktails is the sixth book by bestselling author and legendary bartender Tristan Stephenson. You’ll find 64 of the finest cocktails there have been, are, or will be: 32 perfected classics and 32 game-changing reinventions of classics. Tristan makes you discover tastebuds and talents you never knew you had. He’ll show you the tools of the trade, the techniques he swears by, and how to experiment to create your own cocktail sensations. Tristan’s done all the hard work for you, selflessly trying every drink known to man to uncover what partners perfectly. All you have to do is leaf through the pages of this—the holy grail of cocktail books.

The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution

Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1788790073

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson.

The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1849759057

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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An innovative, captivating tour of the finest gins and distilleries the world has to offer, brought to you by bestselling author and gin connoisseur Tristan Stephenson. The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace is the follow-up to master mixologist Tristan Stephenson’s hugely successful books, 'The Curious Bartender' and 'The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies'. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine ‘genever’ to gin’s commercialization and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London, through to its partnership with tonic water – creating the most palatable and enjoyable anti-malarial medication – to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries are cropping up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science of flavour before taking a tour through the most exciting distilleries and gins the world has to offer. Finally, put Tristan’s mixology skills into practice with a dozen spectacular cocktails including a Purl, a Rickey and a Fruit Cup.

The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1849759073

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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An innovative, captivating tour of the finest whiskies the world has to offer, brought to you by bestselling author and whisky connoisseur Tristan Stephenson. Tristan explores the origins of whisky, from the extraordinary Chinese distillation pioneers well over 2,000 years ago to the discovery of the medicinal ‘aqua vitae’ (water of life), through to the emergence of what we know as whisky. Explore the magic of malting, the development of flavour and the astonishing barrel-ageing process as you learn about how whisky is made. In the main chapter, Tristan takes us on a journey through 56 distilleries around the world, exploring their remarkable quirks, unique techniques and flavours, featuring all new location photography from the Scottish Highlands to Tennessee. After that, you might choose to make the most of Tristan’s bar skills with some inspirational whisky-based cocktails. This fascinating, comprehensive book is sure to appeal to whisky aficionados and novices alike.

The Curious Bartender's Guide to Gin

How to appreciate gin from still to serve

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788790390

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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"I found it hard to stay put while reading; I constantly wanted to leap up and strike out for a liquor store to test my new knowledge." Review of The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace, The Wall Street Journal. Join the gin craze with this captivating introduction to the world of gin, plus recipes for perfect gin cocktails, brought to you by award-winning bartender and bestselling author Tristan Stephenson. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine “genever” to gin’s commercialization. From the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries have cropped up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process, and the science. Follow Tristan's expertly honed recipes and to enjoy a Classic Martini, Negroni, Gimlet, Aviation, Martinez and Singapore Sling at home.

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

Author: Dave Arnold

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245853

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

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Winner of the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award. A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks. In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked. With Liquid Intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like. Years of rigorous experimentation and study—botched attempts and inspired solutions—have yielded the recipes and techniques found in these pages. Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, Liquid Intelligence begins with the simple—how ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezer—and then progresses into advanced techniques like clarifying cloudy lime juice with enzymes, nitro-muddling fresh basil to prevent browning, and infusing vodka with coffee, orange, or peppercorns. Practical tips for preparing drinks by the pitcher, making homemade sodas, and building a specialized bar in your own home are exactly what drink enthusiasts need to know. For devotees seeking the cutting edge, chapters on liquid nitrogen, chitosan/gellan washing, and the applications of a centrifuge expand the boundaries of traditional cocktail craft. Arnold’s book is the beginning of a new method of making drinks, a problem-solving approach grounded in attentive observation and creative techniques. Readers will learn how to extract the sweet flavor of peppers without the spice, why bottling certain drinks beforehand beats shaking them at the bar, and why quinine powder and succinic acid lead to the perfect gin and tonic. Liquid Intelligence is about satisfying your curiosity and refining your technique, from red-hot pokers to the elegance of an old-fashioned. Whether you’re in search of astounding drinks or a one-of-a-kind journey into the next generation of cocktail making, Liquid Intelligence is the ultimate standard—one that no bartender or drink enthusiast should be without.

The Art of Mixology

Author: Parragon Books

Publisher: Parragon

ISBN: 9781474817004

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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Cocktails have an unwavering, timeless style so become a purveyor of fine drinking with this collection of classic and contemporary recipes. Learn the skills of the bespoke bartender and stir up some truly exquisite flavors, using premium spirits and authentic ingredients. Whether it's creating a cocktail hour martini or fixing a brandy Alexander nightcap, explore the art of mixology with this stylish guide to exclusive drinking.


The Drunken Botanist

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616201045

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

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Sake 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.

The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual

Secret Recipes and Barroom Tales from Two Belfast Boys Who Conquered the Cocktail World

Author: Sean Muldoon,Jack McGarry,Ben Schaffer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544373391

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Winner of the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail & Bartending Book Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in Lower Manhattan has dominated the bar industry, receiving award after award including World's Best Bar, World’s Best Cocktail Menu, World’s Best Drink Selection, and Best American Cocktail Bar. Now, the critically acclaimed bar has its first cocktail book, The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual, which, along with its inventive recipes, also details founder Sean Muldoon and bar manager Jack McGarry’s inspiring rags-to-riches story that began in Ireland and has brought them to the top of the cocktail world. Like the bar’s décor, Dead Rabbit’s award-winning drinks are a nod to the “Gangs of New York” era. They range from fizzes to cobblers to toddies, each with its own historical inspiration. There are also recipes for communal punches as well as an entire chapter on absinthe. Along with the recipes and their photos, this stylish and handsome book includes photographs from the bar itself so readers are able to take a peek into the classic world of Dead Rabbit.

Classic Cocktails

Author: Salvatore Calabrese

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402739101

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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In a stylishly dressed bar-top guide, renowned bartender Calabrese introduces a definitive list of 110 drinks you’ll want to make and imbibe, topped off with recipes, delicious background stories, and glorious photographs. Anecdotes and vintage images recall classic cocktail eras from the Prohibition speakeasy to the wartime lounge. In addition to expert instructions for mixing and stocking ingredients, find out whether martinis should be shaken (James Bond) or stirred (Somerset Maugham), how Trader Vic created the Mai Tai, and why a California surfer named Harvey banged his head against the wall.

Apothecary Cocktails

Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today

Author: Warren Bobrow

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1610588592

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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DIVAt the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold. Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar & Lounge in Philadelphia, and 1022 South in Tacoma, as well as "vintage" and "homegrown" cocktail aficionados, find inspiration in apothecary cocktails of old. /divDIV /divDIVNow you can too!/divDIV /divDIVApothecary Cocktails features 75 traditional and newly created recipes for medicinally-themed cocktails. Learn the history of the top ten apothecary liqueurs, bitters, and tonics that are enjoying resurgence at trendy bars and restaurants, including Peychaud's Bitters, Chartreuse, and Vermouth. Find out how healing herbs, flowers, and spices are being given center stage in cocktail recipes and traditional apothecary recipes and ingredients are being resurrected for taste and the faint promise of a cure. Once you’ve mastered the history, you can try your hand at reviving your favorites: restoratives, sedatives and toddys, digestifs, and more./divDIV /divDIVWhether you’re interested in the history, the recipes, or both, you’ll love flipping through this beautifully presented book that delves into the world of apothecary cocktails./div

Wicked Bugs

The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616200633

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the “bookworms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It’s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives (“She’s Just Not That Into You”), creatures lurking in the cupboard (“Fear No Weevil”), insects eating your tomatoes (“Gardener’s Dirty Dozen”), and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs (“Have No Fear”). Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins—but doesn’t end—in your own backyard.

Bitters

A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas

Author: Brad Thomas Parsons

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740729

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters. Author and bitters enthusiast Brad Thomas Parsons traces the history of the world’s most storied elixir, from its earliest “snake oil” days to its near evaporation after Prohibition to its ascension as a beloved (and at times obsessed-over) ingredient on the contemporary bar scene. Parsons writes from the front lines of the bitters boom, where he has access to the best and boldest new brands and flavors, the most innovative artisanal producers, and insider knowledge of the bitters-making process. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your game to the next level or just a DIY-type interested in homemade potables, Bitters has a dozen recipes for customized blends--ranging from Apple to Coffee-Pecan to Root Beer bitters--as well as tips on sourcing ingredients and step-by-step instructions fit for amateur and seasoned food crafters alike. Also featured are more than seventy cocktail recipes that showcase bitters’ diversity and versatility: classics like the Manhattan (if you ever get one without bitters, send it back), old-guard favorites like the Martinez, contemporary drinks from Parsons’s own repertoire like the Shady Lane, plus one-of-a-kind libations from the country’s most pioneering bartenders. Last but not least, there is a full chapter on cooking with bitters, with a dozen recipes for sweet and savory bitters-infused dishes. Part recipe book, part project guide, part barman’s manifesto, Bitters is a celebration of good cocktails made well, and of the once-forgotten but blessedly rediscovered virtues of bitters.

The Ultimate Bar Book

The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails

Author: Mittie Hellmich

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811872904

Category: Cooking

Page: 476

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Ultimate Bar Book is the first and only guide to classic and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips, this book has it all. As a mistress of mixology, the author has the classics down to a Tthe Martini, the Bloody Mary, plus the many variations (the Dirty Martini, the Virgin Mary). And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler. Illustrations show precisely what type of glass should be used for each drink. With dozens of recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups; punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages; andlet's not forgetan essential selection of hangover remedies, Ultimate Bar Book is nothing short of top-shelf.

World's Best Cocktails

500 Signature Drinks from the World's Best Bars and Bartenders

Author: Tom Sandham

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1610586484

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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World's Best Cocktails is an exciting global journey, providing the secrets to successful cocktail making, their history and provenance, and where to seek out the world’s best bars and bartenders, from London to Long Island and beyond. Cocktail and liquor connoisseur Tom Sandham provides a comprehensive appraisal of global cocktail culture, highlighting the trends and techniques that make the finest drinks popular in their native climes and across the world. Cocktail lovers will appreciate personal tips from key bartenders such as Jim Meehan and Dale de Groff in New York and Tony Conigliaro and Salvatore Calabrese in London, while cutting-edge recent award winners point to the future with their new daring flavor combinations. At last, discerning drinkers can learn more about what to drink and where, then bring back their coolest cocktail experiences to enjoy at home.

The Bar Cart Bible

Everything You Need to Stock Your Home Bar and Make Delicious Classic Cocktails

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507201168

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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"Provides everything you need to know to stock your home bar and make classic cocktails, including what equipment to use, ingredients to stock, and recipes for making delicious drinks"--