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Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique (Hardcover)

Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique By Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Martha Holmberg (With), Alanna Hale (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Martha Holmberg (With), Alanna Hale (By (photographer))
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Learn the key techniques of bartending from a master mixologist and impress your guests with your cocktails.

Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail and bartender book out there. This modern cocktail book breaks down bartending basics into essential techniques and then applies them to mixing the best drinks.

Bartending and mixology techniques include the best practices for:
  • Juicing
  • Garnishing
  • Carbonating
  • Stirring and shaking
  • Choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink
  • And much more

Featuring how-to photography illustrating the basic elements of mixed drinks, plus more than 60 recipes with step-by-step instructions for making craft cocktails that employ these essential bartending techniques, The Bar Book is an indispensable manual for home cocktail enthusiasts.

THE ULTIMATE BARTENDER'S HANDBOOK: This comprehensive guide is an essential home bar book for beginners and seasoned bartenders alike. Those just learning how to make cocktails will gain knowledge about spirits, ingredients, and accessories, while more practiced mixologists will find all the inspiration they need to make the perfect craft cocktail.

TOP-SHELF TIPS FROM AN EXPERT BARTENDER: Which three elements make a great cocktail? How do you choose the right sugar for a simple syrup recipe? When should you stir, and when should you use a shaker? Learn all this and more from Jeffrey Morgenthaler, an award-winning bartender and author from Portland, Oregon, who has worked behind the bar full-time since 1996, from neighborhood taverns and college nightclubs to fine restaurants and upscale cocktail bars.
BROAD APPEAL: From whiskey, vodka, and gin to absinthe, rum, and wine, there's something for everyone here, whether your favorite cocktail is an espresso martini or a tiki drink.

Perfect for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn basic cocktail recipes, master classic cocktail techniques, or keep a fundamental bartending book within reach of their liquor shelf
  • Holiday, birthday, graduation, or host/hostess gifts for budding bartenders
  • Fans of bartending and mixology books like The Ultimate Bar Book, The Art of Mixology, Cocktail Codex, Death and Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, and Liquid Intelligence 

About the Author

Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender and blogger who manages the bar at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon.

Martha Holmberg is the author of Modern Sauces and Crêpes.

Praise For…

" favorite drinks book of the year is The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique. Mr. Morgenthaler, a well-regarded Portland, Ore.-based bartender and blogger, notes that a great cocktail requires a combination of three elements: recipe, ingredient and technique. He admits that the first two have been well-plumbed in existing books, then lasers in on the third. Just learning how to make his ingenious but simple “MacGyver Centrifuge” with cheesecloth and a salad spinner to filter fruit juices is nearly worth the cover price." - Wayne Curtis, The Wall Street Journal

"An accessible but sophisticated primer that could render the rest of the cocktail library obsolete." - Library Journal

"Jeffrey Morgenthaler is our kind of guy; an obsessive practitiioner of lost arts and an inventor in his own right." - from Playboy

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452113845
ISBN-10: 145211384X
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English