Author: Difford, Simon
Brand: Firefly Books
Edition: 11th ed.
Number Of Pages: 502
Release Date: 01-10-2013
Details: Product Description
Includes 800 new recipes.
Reviews of previous edition: Whether you take your drink shaken, stirred, on the rocks, or neat, you will still find plenty to keep you busy at the bar with this exceedingly useful resource. -- Library Journal
Have ice crusher. Will travel. Especially with this 500 page hardcover bartending bible tucked under one arm. A comprehensive compendium of all things gin fizz and champagne bubbly, it features not only recipes and glossy illustrations of just how to place an umbrella on a Singapore Sling, but also detailed guides to the right garnishes, glassware and tools needed for the perfect bartender's kit. -- The Globe and Mail
Simon Difford has earned a huge and loyal international following in professional bartending circles. Discerning drinkers, amateur mixologists and professional bartenders will continue to find this 11th edition of his Cocktails to be an indispensable reference.
Practical and inspiring, this book contains 3000 recipes from the traditional to the new and inventive. Each easy-to-follow recipe has a color photograph of the assembled drink in its assigned glass, ingredient measures, directions, garnish, variations, plus fascinating information on the cocktail's origin.
This 11th edition includes 800 new recipes, plus:
An A to Z recipe directory
Detailed instructions for beginners, including all the basic skills
Recommendations for the best equipment
A directory of glass types
The 14 key alcoholic ingredients, which make a minimum of 450 cocktails
The 9 essential juices and mixers
The 18 essential refrigerator and cupboard staples
An index of ingredients and the cocktails they are used in
The top 100 great cocktail bars of the world.
A keeper... Difford's collection is exhaustive, even though some of the recipes feature slightly odd ingredient lists... I love how he offers variants for most of the drinks ("If you like this, try this..."), gives a quick sentence about how each drink should taste, and provides historical information on some of the more classic concoctions.-- (04/14/2014)
(star review) This is a visually appealing, easy-to-use guide for accomplished bartenders and newcomers alike.--Library Journal xPress Reviews (11/23/2013)
Easy to follow, straight up.--Newsday (12/05/2013)
The 11th edition of this boozy reference guide is the essential tome for your serious, hardcore cocktailian.--Vancouver Sun (12/13/2013)
This 11th edition is the product of 18 years of research by the author, and is updated with 800 new cocktails. Many have a number of variations and some have profiles that feature interesting tidbits on the drinks' historical or technical aspects... My favourite part: the rating of the drinks. They range from 1 star (disgusting) to 5 stars (excellent) with hilarious gradations in between... There is plenty of info for new and experienced bartenders alike... Cocktail, anyone?-- (12/17/2013)
A great addition to most public libraries needing some new life in their collection.--Shannon Graff Hysell"American Reference Books Annual 2014" (09/01/2014)
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Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.8 x 1.6 inches