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Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
Cocktail Codex
Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
Hardcover      ISBN: 160774970x
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(R) 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
Finding Mezcal: A Journey Into the Liquid Soul of Mexico, with 40 Cocktails
Finding Mezcal
A Journey Into the Liquid Soul of Mexico, with 40 Cocktails
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399579001
In this groundbreaking and deeply personal book, Ron Cooper--a leading voice in the artisanal mezcal movement, and the person largely responsible for popularizing the spirit in the United States--shares everything he knows about this storied, culturally rich, and now hugely in-demand spirit, along with 40 recipes.

In 1990, artist Ron Cooper was collaborating with craftspeople in Oaxaca, Mexico, when he found mezcal--or, as he likes to say, mezcal found him. This traditional spirit was virtually unknown in the United States at the time, and Cooper founded Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal in order to import it. Finding Mezcal recounts Cooper's love affair with the spirit and the people who make it; its meteoric rise in popularity; and the delicate balance between sharing mezcal with the world and facilitating its preservation. Each chapter introduces a new mezcal, its producer, and its place of origin, while also covering mezcal production methods and the botany of the maguey (aka agave) plant, from which mezcal is distilled. Featuring 40 recipes developed for Del Maguey by chefs and bartenders from around the world, the book is copiously illustrated with photographs, as well as Cooper's artwork and that of his friend Ken Price, who illustrated Del Maguey's now-iconic labels.
Fermented Probiotic Drinks at Home: Make Your Own Kombucha, Kefir, Ginger Bug, Jun, Pineapple Tepache, Honey Mead, Beet Kvass, and More
Fermented Probiotic Drinks at Home
Make Your Own Kombucha, Kefir, Ginger Bug, Jun, Pineapple Tepache, Honey Mead, Beet Kvass, and More
Paperback      ISBN: 1615194487
Transform your health with fermented probiotic drinks--bubbly and creamy, sweet and tart, and always delicious.

It's no secret that probiotics--the gut-friendly bacteria found in fermented foods--are a powerful superfood. They've been used for centuries to improve digestion, immunity, mood, and hormonal health. Plus, they're uniquely healthful and perfect to enjoy any time of day and in any season.

This beautifully illustrated cookbook makes it easy and fun to fit probiotics into your busy routine with refreshing fermented drinks you can make at home. It turns out there's much, much more to enjoy beyond premade kombucha and kefir. Here are 50 recipes for eight different elixirs--from Chinese Jun to Mexican Pineapple Tepache--that will bring surprising flavors from around the world right to your table.

Step by step, self-taught fermentation guru Felicity Evans explains how to:
  • Stock your kitchen with expert tools and affordable ingredients
  • Try your hand at both cultured fermentation (Pretty Vanilla, Rosewater and Chia Water Kefir) and wild fermentation (Beautifying Blueberry Beet Kvass)
  • Recognize a successful ferment and troubleshoot when needed
  • Confidently brew and enjoy a diverse menu of presentation-worthy drinks.
With this complete resource at your fingertips, you'll become a master of these handcrafted, healing drinks in no time.
Barista Secrets: Creative Coffee at Home
Barista Secrets
Creative Coffee at Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1770859144

Includes five ready-to-use stencils and a gallery of latte art.

You cannot go into a specialty coffee shop these days without a barista performing creative magic in your cup while you wait. On a bad day, you might get a flower or a 3D heart from a sympathetic barista, but fancy coffees are not cheap. Coffee-lovers are buying home cappuccino and single-serve machines in record numbers, yearning for the fancy flourish. Now readers can learn how to give their homemade brew that barista touch.

As well as showing the how-to, this book curates the work of some of the greatest latte artists on the planet, from the froth sculptures of Kohei Matsuno to the works of celebrity barista Michael Breach, Instagram star Alan Chan, and others.

Latte art is the subject of local and international competitions where baristas compete to create designs on the cup's frothy surface. The book opens with Make Mine a Latte, a photo gallery of latte art from some of the world's best latte artists, each cross referenced to the how-to techniques later in the book.

The chapters are:

1. Barista Basics: This shows how to brew rich dark espresso, steam the milk creamy smooth, and the importance of pour height, rate, and angle, and the correct milk thickness for success.

2. Using Stencils: Five ready-to-cut stencils with instructions on how to use and make stencils plus information on flavored powders.

3. Free Pouring: How to pour basic designs, and then combine them or improvise to create unique cups of coffee: heart, rippled heart, rosette, ripple tulip, multiple rosettes and hanging heart.

4. Etching: Baristas use tools like a milk thermometer, toothpick or chopstick to draw lines and add flourishes transforming the latte top into art, like a butterfly or bear.

5. 3D Foam Designs: Originating in Asia, this trend has caught on in the West where you can now find 3D foam latte art. Color has also been added to the mix, with star baristas painting scenes, portraits, manga characters, and more.

6. The Perfect Cup: How to brew coffee; terminology, roasting beans at home, and grinding, buying and storing coffee.

Barista Secrets is a fun and practical book... and a great way to astonish and impress friends and family.

The Herball's Guide to Botanical Drinks: Using the alchemy of plants to create potions to cleanse, restore, relax & revive
The Herball's Guide to Botanical Drinks
Using the alchemy of plants to create potions to cleanse, restore, relax & revive
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847809278

The perfect book for plant lovers, foragers, fermenters, brewers and those fascinated by the healing power of herbs, this is a collection of natural, non-alcoholic stimulants and tranquillisers to improve awareness, aid sleep, and everything in between. Trained herbalist, nutritionist, aromatherapist and drinks specialist Michael Isted has treated the worlds of fashion, art and wellbeing to his fabulous natural drinks, and now brings his delectable potions to a wider audience. This is no rarefied guide; using everyday plants such as dandelions and nettles, Michael reveals the history and processes of making drinks at home. A wonderful selection of amazing non-alcoholic drinks teach the secrets of love elixirs, sleeping draughts or brain boosters, among many others. Michael draws on his knowledge of worldwide plants to match each to a desired effect. A seasonal guide shows when and how to harvest plants, wherever you live, and by using the power of the Sun and Moon. Whether you're an active herbalist, looking for a way to live in tune with nature, or just want to try your hand at making natural drinks, this is the book for you.

Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks for Health: 100 Teas, Seltzers, Smoothies, and Drinks to Help You - Lose Weight - Improve Digestion - Increase Energy - Red
Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks for Health
100 Teas, Seltzers, Smoothies, and Drinks to Help You - Lose Weight - Improve Digestion - Increase Energy - Red
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1507207565

Enjoy the many benefits of apple cider vinegar--including weight loss, increased energy, glowing skin, better digestion, and improved immune system function--with these 100 delicious drink recipes.

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular home remedies--for good reason. This all-natural liquid can help with everything from cholesterol to weight loss to varicose veins while also offering numerous natural beauty solutions to promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Utilizing the numerous benefits of apple cider vinegar has never been easier, thanks to Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks for Health. From satisfying smoothies, to soothing hot drinks, to refreshing tonics, these one hundred recipes are a delightful way to add variety to your daily health routine and gain benefits including better digestion, increased energy, and reduced inflammation. Learn how to receive the maximum health benefits including the best time to drink apple cider vinegar and the optimal amount needed for effective results. Each chapter offers drink recipes designed to provide a specific health benefit on everything from detoxification, to cold and sinus relief, to anti-aging, and much more.
Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health: 100 Smoothies, Shots, Teas, Broths, and Seltzers to Help Prevent Disease, Lose Weight, Increase Energy, Look Radi
Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health
100 Smoothies, Shots, Teas, Broths, and Seltzers to Help Prevent Disease, Lose Weight, Increase Energy, Look Radi
Paperback      ISBN: 1507209584
100 delicious drink recipes packed with nutrients scientifically proven to reduce inflammation--perfect for both enthusiasts of natural health and those new to its benefits.

Chronic inflammation is a major health risk. Studies have shown it wreaks havoc on your body and contributes to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's--and even cancer. And diet-- specifically one high in processed, fatty, and sugary foods--is one of the main causes of chronic inflammation. But preventing and/or reducing inflammation can be easy as making a delicious drink--let this book show you how

Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health contains 100 great-tasting recipes for drinks packed with anti-inflammatory foods including cinnamon, tart cherries, ginger, turmeric, blueberries, and many more.

In addition to helping reduce the risk of developing disease, these drinks also can aid in:
-Weight loss
-Increasing energy
-Reducing pain
-Slowing the signs of aging

Also included is a list of inflammatory foods to avoid and even more ideas for how to add inflammation-fighting foods to any diet Improve your diet, your health, and your life, with Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health
Aperitif: A Spirited Guide to the Drinks, History and Culture of the Aperitif
Aperitif
A Spirited Guide to the Drinks, History and Culture of the Aperitif
Hardcover      ISBN: 1787131262

Sant The ap ritif is back. Forget the crass cocktail - the chic ap ritif is the choice of the discerning drinker. From the Latin aperire ('to open'), an ap ritif not only kick-starts the palate but is the most delightful way to begin an evening. More and more people are falling for the charms of this light, refreshing, and aromatic way of drinking, and bars dedicated to ap ritifs are opening around the world. Characterized by their dryness, freshness, and bitter flavors, many ap ritifs are also low in alcohol, making them a perfect choice for health-conscious barflies. In Ap ritif, acclaimed drinks writer Kate Hawkings romps through the history of how these drinks came into being across the great drinking nations of Europe and beyond. And after a look at the science of why these drinks work so well as appetizers, she peruses anything and everything that can be considered as an ap ritif: what it is, what to look for, and how best to drink it. From amaro to gin, through spritzes to Campari and Lillet, and with suggested recipes or serving suggestions for each kind of booze, Ap ritif encourages you to sit back, sip, and anticipate the pleasures that the evening holds.

Around the World in 80 Cocktails
Around the World in 80 Cocktails
Hardcover      ISBN: 1741175186
Around the World in 80 Cocktails celebrates the globetrotting history of the cocktail through eighty different iconic drinks - each of which has its own story to tell. Bartender and writer Chad Parkhill takes you on a whirlwind tour of the places that have shaped the history of the cocktail from its birth to the present day, with recipes so you can follow along at home.

You'll learn about the surprising military history behind the bubbly, vivacious Venetian Spritz; how the G&T moved from India to England (and why the best in the world are now made in Spain); and how France's Burgundy region turned tragedy into triumph with the Kir. Accompanied by gorgeous vintage-style illustrations that evoke antique travel posters, these stories and recipes are an ode to the joys of travel, history, and drinking.
The Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails: Over 80 Recipes for Mixing Coffee and Liquor
The Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails
Over 80 Recipes for Mixing Coffee and Liquor
Hardcover      ISBN: 178879043x

Enjoy two of life's greatest pleasures - coffee and alcohol - with this comprehensive guide to mixing perfect coffee cocktails. World-class mixologist Jason Clark will inspire, excite and educate you by taking you behind the bar for a masterclass in creating coffee-based cocktails.

First take a journey into the history and craft of coffee, the world's most popular beverage, from crop to cup. Next follow his expert mixing tips aimed at everyone from keen beginners to bartenders working in the world's best bars. More than 80 recipes follow, covering all styles of cocktails from stirred and shaken through to blended and blazed. Learn how to perfect simple classics such as Espresso Martini and Irish coffee or try your hand at technical modern marvels Golden Velvet and Death By Caffeine. With The Art and Craft of Coffee Cocktails in hand your daily grind will never be the same