Author: Oh, Cas
Number Of Pages: 480
Release Date: 28-09-2020
Details: Product Description
With tens of thousands of cocktails in existence, how many of those could be considered classic, essential, or even tasty? - CO Specs distills down to the 200 true classics everyone should know. For Bartenders, it's a thorough field manual of all the classics you should know. A one stop shop. The book Cas wishes he'd had (and spent far too long creating). For the Home Enthusiast - whether you're shaking up a few cocktails after a long day, or mixing something to impress your dinner guests, you'll find all of your favourite cocktails (as well as many gems yet undiscovered) among the CO Specs. Be confident you're making them correctly, and impress your friends with insightful trivia. BUILT FOR HEAVY USE Published in a hardbound A5 size, it fits nicely in the hand and is easy to carry around. At over 3cm thick, it's satisfyingly substantial. HISTORY (for cheaters) There's always debate and discussion about the "correct" way to make a classic drink. The aim of CO Specs is to illuminate the answer, and the reasoning behind it. CO Specs explores the history and fable underpinning each classic drink, revealing the original provenance of its appearances in print, as if torn straight from the pages of these (sometimes ancient) recipe books. TESTED (TO DEATH) Each drink has been scrutinised, tested, then tested again to achieve the 'goldilocks' balance of ingredients. Informed by history, balanced for now.
"Could this be our favourite cocktail recipe book like, ever? Very possibly. It's easy to be seduced by it's looks, all swanky black and gold pages and sexy design, but it's more than that. It's smart, it's sleek, it's stylish and author Cas Oh's zeal for the project shines through on every page.At it's heart are the 200 or so classic cocktail recipes, laid out in alphabetical order and each carefully chosen and tested to the nth degree. As Cas likes to say — 'informed by history, balanced for now'. Even if you don't make the cocktails there are plenty of stories to drink in. Trust us, this is one you won't want to miss." -The Cocktail Lovers magazine
About the Author
A veteran of the London bar scene, Cas Oh has helmed an array of iconic bar venues and is known for his obsessive approach to research and training. His first book, CO Specs, showcases the recipes and histories of some of the world's best known cocktails. Title trivia: C and O are the author's initials. 'Specs' is bartender parlance; a shortening of 'specification' (aka a recipe). This project began as Cas' work on his own personal recipes, and later morphed into a book -- hence 'the CO Specs'.
Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches