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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
Closing Time: Saloons, Taverns, Dives, and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities
Closing Time
Saloons, Taverns, Dives, and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681341379

In 1838, a rum trader named "Pig's Eye" Parrant built a small shack in a Mississippi bluff that became the first business in the city of St. Paul: a saloon. Since then, bars, taverns, saloons, and speakeasies have been part of the cultural, social, and physical landscape of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Serving as neighborhood landmarks, sites of political engagement, welcoming centers for immigrants, hotbeds of criminal activity, targets of ire from church and state alike, and, of course, a place to get a drink, the story of the taverns and saloons of the Twin Cities is the story of the cities themselves.
In Closing Time, Bill Lindeke and Andy Sturdevant dive into tales from famous and infamous drinking establishments from throughout Twin Cities history. Readers are led on a multigenerational pub crawl through speakeasies, tied houses, rathskellers, cocktail lounges, gin mills, fern bars, social clubs, singles bars, gastropubs, and dives. Featuring beloved bars like Matt's, Palmer's, the Payne Reliever, and Moby Dick's, the book also resurrects memories of long-forgotten establishments cherished in their day. Lindeke and Sturdevant highlight neighborhood dives, downtown nightspots, and out-of-the-way hideaways, many of which continue to thrive today. Closing Time brings together stories of these spaces and the people who frequented them.

Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining
Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419709909

A new generation of urban bootleggers is distilling whiskey at home, and cocktail enthusiasts have embraced the nuances of brown liquors. Written by the founders of Kings County Distillery, New York City's first distillery since Prohibition, this spirited illustrated book explores America's age-old love affair with whiskey. It begins with chapters on whiskey's history and culture from 1640 to today, when the DIY trend and the classic cocktail craze have conspired to make it the next big thing. For those thirsty for practical information, the book next provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide to safe home distilling, complete with a list of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and helpful pictures, anecdotes, and tips. The final section focuses on the contemporary whiskey scene, featuring a list of microdistillers, cocktail and food recipes from the country's hottest mixologists and chefs, and an opinionated guide to building your own whiskey collection.

A Field Guide to Whisky: An Expert Compendium to Take Your Passion and Knowledge to the Next Level
A Field Guide to Whisky
An Expert Compendium to Take Your Passion and Knowledge to the Next Level
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579657516
A Field Guide to Whisky is a one-stop guide for all the information a whisky enthusiast needs. With the whisky market booming all over the world, now is a perfect time for a comprehensive guide to this popular brown spirit. What are the basic ingredients in all whiskies? How does it get its flavor? Which big-name brands truly deserve their reputation? What are the current whisky trends around the world? And who was Jack Daniel, anyway? This abundance of information is distilled( ) into 324 short entries covering basic whisky literacy, production methods, consumption tips, trends, trivia, geographical maps and lists of distilleries, whisky trails, bars, hotels, and festivals by an industry insider. Boasting 230 color photographs and a beautiful package to boot, A Field Guide to Whisky will make a whisky expert out of anyone.
Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland
Drink Me
Curious Cocktails from Wonderland
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631065122
Great adventures often start with a drink--including Alice's expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labelled tipple. Drink Me invites you to do the same; learn how to mix 20 cocktails that will fill you with wonder and childish glee at the surreal flavor combinations, while amassing the perfect selection of drinks for your own spirit-soaked Mad Hatter's tea party.

We have delved into the depths of the Pool of Tears in search of the most magical ingredients and sumptuous flavors, and after some sage advice from a helpful caterpillar, have compiled a list of recipes that would be regularly enjoyed by the inhabitants of Wonderland.

Drink Me includes concoctions for every palate and occasion, no matter your drinking predilection. Perfect pre-dinner aperitifs are in abundance, including The Queen of Hearts, a sweet, refreshing drink with bitter undertones, and Painting The Roses Red, a bubbly highball of sharp raspberry and gin flavors, softened with a hint of rose water.

We explore the hallucinogenic properties of Absinthe in our ode to the unknown, The Mushroom, a strong mix of aniseed, rose, and complex herbal flavors, while we reminisce over the taste of our childhood with drinks such as Bread and Butterfly Pudding and the Unbirthday Cake Martini. The Duchesses Soup is a refined take on the punch bowl, while we make a refreshing palate cleanser in the form of The Caucus Chaser, a sticky plum and chestnut sharpener low enough in alcohol that you can greedily gulp it without even a hint of regret.

Drink Me includes everything you need to know for throwing your own Alice in Wonderland-themed cocktail party, including cocktail party advice and techniques for mixing and decorating your drinks.

Put on your Cheshire grin and get ready to head down the rabbit hole with your copy of Drink Me in hand.
Great Whiskeys: 500 of the Best from Around the World
Great Whiskeys
500 of the Best from Around the World
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465473211

The ideal drinking companion for any whiskey lover-generous, knowledgeable, and willing to go anywhere, Great Whiskeys covers every whiskey style, from single malt, blended, and grain, to bourbon, rye, and more.

Covering 22 countries of heritage and innovative brands, enthusiasts and converts alike will not find a more comprehensive, accessible, and travel-friendly resource.

Cocktails with a Twist: 21 Classic Recipes. 141 Great Cocktails. (Classic Cocktail Book, Mixed Drinks Recipe Book, Bar Book)
Cocktails with a Twist
21 Classic Recipes. 141 Great Cocktails. (Classic Cocktail Book, Mixed Drinks Recipe Book, Bar Book)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452170401
Cocktails with a Twist features more than 100 variations on 21 classic cocktail recipes. Each chapter is based on a classic cocktail with gatefolds that open to reveal numerous riffs on each drink.

The gatefold pages explore modern variations on time-honored drinks, like the Manhattan--for example, swap Irish whiskey for rye to make a Blackthorn, or substitute amaro for vermouth to make a Black Manhattan.

- 2020 IACP Awards Finalist--Wine, Beer or Spirits
- Includes helpful tips on keeping a well-stocked bar
- Features advice on garnishing drinks and throwing a party
- Helps readers build on their go-to cocktail order and discover new favorites

Cocktails with a Twist is a highly accessible and bold book for cocktail enthusiasts who want to experiment with new flavors and sharpen their bartending skills.

Expand your palate and discover new favorite drinks with this inventive cocktail book.

- A great gift for Mother's or Father's Day, a 21st birthday, a housewarming party, or a stocking stuffer
- Features a gorgeous foil cover, making it perfect to display on a home bar or bar cart
- Great for those who loved The Ultimate Cocktail Book: Modern and Classic Cocktail Recipes incl. Vodka, Whiskey, Gin and More by Edward Bailey Smith, I'm Just Here for the Drinks: A Guide to Spirits, Drinking and More Than 100 Extraordinary Cocktails by Sother Teague and The Art of Mixology: Classic Cocktails and Curious Concoctions by Kim Davies
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Tequila Mockingbird
Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762448652
Pour yourself a drink and brush up on your literary knowledge with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails. No B.A. in English required
From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include:
  • The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
  • The Last of the Mojitos
  • Love in the Time of Kahlua
  • Romeo and Julep
  • A Rum of One's Own
  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita
  • Vermouth the Bell Tolls
  • and more

2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
BookPage Best of 2013
Clue on Jeopardy
Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time
Last Call
Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399582762
From the James Beard Award-winning author of Bitters and Amaro comes this poignant, funny, and often elegiac exploration of the question, What is the last thing you'd want to drink before you die?, with bartender profiles, portraits, and cocktail recipes.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Everyone knows the parlor game question asked of every chef and food personality in countless interviews: What is the last meal you'd want to eat before you die? But what does it look like when you pose the question to bartenders? In Last Call, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons gathers the intriguing responses from a diverse range of bartenders around the country, including Guido Martelli at the Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia (he chooses an extra-dry Martini), Joseph Stinchcomb at Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi (he picks the Last Word, a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail that's now a cult favorite), and Natasha David at Nitecap in New York City (she would be sipping an extra-salty Margarita). The resulting interviews and essays reveal a personal portrait of some of the country's top bartenders and their favorite drinks, while over 40 cocktail recipes and stunning photography make this a keepsake for barflies and cocktail enthusiasts of all stripes.

Praise for Last Call

" Parsons] captures the people and places through stunning photographs and prose. Like a perfectly balanced cocktail, it is equal parts cocktail recipes, travelogue and mixtape."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Measure equal parts travelogue, tell-all, discography, and cocktail companion--in service of an obituary of all patrons--and you have Last Call; Brad Thomas Parsons's best book yet. Through soulful photos and gritty interviews, he and photographer Ed Anderson capture the rawness, vulnerability, and ecstasy of the metamorphosis between the end of a guest's night and the beginning of a bartender's."--Jim Meehan, author of Meehan's Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book

"This book is a delight. Last Call shows us the sense of community evoked by bartenders across the country, whose wisdom and tenderness are captured here both in words and beautiful photographs. It made me--an erstwhile bartender and faithful customer--happy to remember that we all have nights when we unexpectedly hear the words 'last call, ' and that noble and fascinating bartenders are out there waiting to share it with us."--Alan Cumming
Garden to Glass: Grow Your Drinks from the Ground Up
Garden to Glass
Grow Your Drinks from the Ground Up
Hardcover      ISBN: 1684422086

You've heard of farm to table; now learn how to grow your drinking game from the ground up inGarden to Glass

Garden to Glass: Grow Your Drinks From the Ground Up, written by expert mixologist, Mike Wolf focuses on the movement and philosophy illustrating how to incorporate the natural world into the drinks we love to make, drink, and share with friends. This book offers readers simple gardening tips and instructions on how to use those plants to make dynamic cocktails and delicious cordials and elixirs. Complete with recipes, striking photography, and detailed illustrations, Garden to Glass is as valuable a resource to bartenders and bar owners as it is to home bar enthusiasts.

In Garden to Glass you will find tips and insights on:

  • Preserving ingredients for winter
  • Cocktail presentation
  • Methods for making syrups, cordials, bitters, and more
  • Foraging for ingredients
  • Utilizing vegetables to make exciting cocktails
  • Resourcing ingredients locally
  • How to use smoke and flame to create flavors
  • How to make the most of your terroir
  • Drink styles from around the world
  • And much more

We are in the heart of the second golden age of the cocktail in America. Now imbibers of all stripes can take the reins themselves and learn how to grow their own herbs and vegetables, harvest herbs to make their own teas and tinctures, and make cordials, bitters, and elixirs of all kinds, all while learning the basics of making drinks at home.

There are cocktail programs in restaurants and bars all over the world that are adapting this local yet worldly approach to cocktails simply by paying more attention to the world around them. Bartenders can now study the micro-climates where their favorite spirits are made, and make use of the botanicals that grow all around them. From the mint in mojitos to the wild botanicals in regional styles of gin, this book will explore the way bartenders, growers and distillers alike are re-shaping the way cocktails are being made, presented and consumed.