"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
- 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.
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 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.
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.
-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
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.
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