Author: Stuart Walton
Number Of Pages: 64
Release Date: 23-09-2017
Details: Product Description
This superb little book contains a selection of 50 gin recipes, from best-loved blends such as Gin Swizzle, Dry Martini and My Fair Lady to trendy new mixes such as Park Avenue, Arctic Summer and Lady Killer. The book's introduction outlines the history of gin and its new-found popularity amongst cocktail connoisseurs; then, there are guidelines on how to serve gin, the specialist equipment you will need and the best types of glasses to use. There are step-by-step instructions on the tricks of the trade, such as crushing ice, frosting glasses, making fruit twists, and steeping gin, as well as professional bartending tips. Each recipe explains the cocktail's history and suggests suitable garnishes. Whether you are planning a fabulous cocktail party or seeking to impress your dinner guests with a cheeky aperitif, this book will help you enjoy gin in a myriad of ways.
The book starts with the history of gin and considers its contemporary popularity, as cocktails in general have enjoyed a resurgence not known since the roaring 20s. And then there are guidelines to choosing gin, bar equipment, glassware and techniques. There are step-by-step instructions on such things as crushing ice, frosting glasses, making garnishes, that will elevate your homemade cocktails to the level of those found in swanky bars. There are cocktails here to suit every taste, time of year and occasion. The Pink Lady (gin, grenadine, cream and the white of an egg); an Oasis (gin, blue Curaçao and tonic water); and a Gin and It, which was loved by ladies back in the 1950s. --Chrissie Walker, Mostly Food & Travel, October 2020
About the Author
Stuart Walton has been writing about alcoholic drinks since the early 1990s. Among his many books are The New Encyclopedia of Wine, and The Complete Guide to Cocktails and Drinks (both Lorenz Books), as well as The Right Wine with the Right Food and You Heard it Through the Grapevine.
Package Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches