Complete Guide to Cocktails and DrinksAuthor: Stuart Walton
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Paperback with flaps
Publish date: October 2006
The ultimate bartender's guide - everything you need to know to create delicious drinks using spirits, liqueurs, wine, beer and mixers Instructions for making over 600 cocktails and drinks, including all-time favourites such as the Dry Martini, Margarita and Grasshopper, and more unusual drinks such as the Blue Hawaiian, Rite of Spring and Passion Punch A unique collection of 800 colour photographs shows you exactly what the cocktail will look like and provides hundreds of different ideas and inspirations for presenting your drinks A complete guide to the different types of drinks and mixers available, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks A basic techniques section explains how to measure, mix and pour drinks, with step-by-step photographs showing how to frost a glass, use a cocktail shaker and make decorative fruit twists Includes a useful guide to drinks terminology to help you tell the difference between a chaser and an aperitif,a fizz and a frappe, and many more This authoritative guide is an essential reference book for every home bartender, covering a vast array of cocktails and drinks, and how to make them. There are step-by-step instructions for making both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, accompanied by 800 glorious colour photographs. All the cocktail favourites are featured, as well as some more unusual drinks to try.The book features a a comprehensive guide to the different types of alcohol and mixers available, including spirits, liqueurs, fortified wines, beer and wine. Find out how each type of drink is made, its taste and how it should be served.The book also examines the fascinating history of alcohol, plus a useful guide to bartending equipment, glasses, garnishes, presentation techniques and tricks of the trade. There is practical advice on how to prepare for a party, plus useful information about alcohol and health, including tips for safe drinking and avoiding hangovers.The recipe section of the book is packed with step-by-step instructions for making over 600 cocktails and drinks. There are classic formulas of the 1920's jazz age such as White Lady and Maiden's Blush, drinks from the 1980's cocktail revival such as Buck's Fizz and Green Caribbean, and trendsetting concoctions available in bars today such as Cosmopolitan and Titanic.This is the perfect home reference book and one stop sourcebook for all bartenders, both professional and enthusiastic amateur, and its unique photographic approach to more than 600 drinks will mean this is the only inspiration, instruction manual and recipe book you will ever need.