750 Cocktails and Mixed DrinksAuthor: Stuart Walton Suzannah Olivier Joanna Farrow
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Paperback with flaps
Publish date: October 2007
A comprehensive guide to making over 750 drinks using spirits, liqueurs, wine, beer, mixers, juices, fruits, cream and ice cream - all shown in more than 1,630 colour photographs All the basic techniques explained with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions: how to measure, mix and pour drinks, use a cocktail shaker, make decorative fruit twists, and much more Includes all-time classics such as the Gin Sling, Screwdriver and Buck's Fizz, more unusual drinks such as the Barbarella, Blue Hawaiian and Loch Ness, and luxurious smoothies such as the Humzinger, Iced Mango Lassi and Citrus Tingler Features a guide to all the basic types of drinks and mixers, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and wonderful presentation ideas for decoration and serving Contains a special section on classic juices and smoothies, hugely popular and much requested in today's health-conscious environment Includes a useful glossary of drinks terminology to help you tell the difference between a julep and a smash, a fizz and a frappe, a cup and a punch Aimed at the professional bartender, experienceced entertainer and enthusiastic home drinks mixer, this authoritative reference book is a comprehensive guide to all the classic, famous and popular drinks and how to measure, make and serve them.The book begins with a section on top-quality hotel-standard bartending routines and techniques, including how to set up a bar, what to stock, tools and equipment, shakers, stirrers and glasses, and garnishes and the tricks of presentation.This is followed with a complete overview of all the different types of alcohol and mixers available: spirits such as gin, vodka and rum, liqueurs such as amaretto, Tia Maria and Chartreuse, wine, champagne and fortified wines, beer and cider, and syrups, coffee and chocolate. There are also tips about which fruits and vegetables are suitable for blending, and how to make more than 100 luxurious juices and smoothies which are much in demand from drinks mixers in today's health-conscious environment.The main part of the book is a fully illustrated recipe collection, offering a fantastic range of drinks and cocktails - including old formulas that go back to the United States of the 19th century, cocktails from the great jazz era of the 1920s, famous drinks that were revived in the 1980s, and the new innovations being sampled in the trendsetting bars of today.Here you will find all-time classics such as the Gin Sling, Screwdriver and Buck's Fizz, more unusual drinks such as the Barbarella, Blue Hawaiian and Loch Ness, and luxurious smoothies such as the Humzinger, Iced Mango Lassi and Citrus Tingler. Every recipe is explained step-by-step, and there are 1,630 colour photographs to show the finished results.From the classic Dry Martini to the weird and wonderful Blue Shark, every drink you've always wanted to try is in this volume. Find out how to make each one with passion and precision and how to serve and present it with enviable style.