The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique (Hardcover)
*Holiday 2015 Recommendation*
That’s right, technique. Unlike other books which are full of complex recipes and daunting to even the most seasoned home-bartender, Morgenthaler’s book explores the technical side of crafting the perfect cocktail. How exactly do you make strawberry liqueurs at home? What is the proper way to shake vs. stir certain drinks? With step by step guides and photographs, this is the must have book for the home bartender.
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.
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 Crepes.
"Jeffrey Morgenthaler is our kind of guy; an obsessive practitiioner of lost arts and an inventor in his own right." - from Playboy