A unique collection of 500 couture cocktails from around the world, illustrated with stunning photography and accompanied by an authoritative, entertaining and informative text by respected drinks writer, Tom Sandham. It will appeal to those at the beginning of their cocktail journey and those who are looking to expand their repertoire with more advanced techniques and recipes. It begins with a history of the cocktail from first attempts at distillation in BC China via its golden age in early 20th-century America to the global cutting-edge creations of today. Comprehensive information follows on key ingredients and essential kit, including glassware for the home bar, plus an explanation of all the techniques to master to become a successful home mixologist. An examination of key cocktail styles includes aperitifs, digestifs, mocktails, punches and disco drinks. The main section of the book focuses on individual spirits, presented in order of popularity, including gin, vodka, rum, whisky, brandy, tequila, absinthe, grape and grain, with fascinating information on their history and varied styles.Recipes range from user-friendly classics such as the Gin Sling and Moscow Mule to the innovative modern mixes of leading drinksmiths, including The Dapper Man Sour, Hot Rum & Jerry, and Fo Swizzle My Nizzle. The book also includes profiles of 30 top bartenders, including Jake Burger, Erik Lorincz and Ago Perrone and 25 bars worldwide.
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Tom Sandham is a highly-respected drinks writer in London who is at the forefront of cocktail culture. He writes a cocktail column for The Times online and is former editor of CLASS, the number one magazine in the world of cocktails. He has judged at the most prestigious cocktail competitions all over the world, landing in countries as diverse and distant as Lapland or Cuba on a weekly basis. As a judge, he has achieved a bond with the world’s most innovative and experienced bartenders and has his finger on the pulse of the significant trends in the creative drinks industry. Tom has been writing about all things drink for a number of years. As well as contributing to the leading industry titles, he is also the co-author of the Good Beer Guide West Coast USA and has written for several newspapers and magazines including The Times, Decanter and Esquire. He is co-creator of the discerning drinks website http://www.dwink.com and currently edits the in-house magazine for the Soho House group that has exclusive members-only clubs in London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Berlin and is amongst the elite 99 people who can claim fingerprint recognition at the hidden 99 bar in Manchester.Présentation de l'éditeur :
World's Best Cocktails is an exciting global journey, providing the secrets to successful cocktail making, their history and provenance, and where to seek out the world’s best bars and bartenders, from London to Long Island and beyond. Cocktail and liquor connoisseur Tom Sandham provides a comprehensive appraisal of global cocktail culture, highlighting the trends and techniques that make the finest drinks popular in their native climes and across the world. Cocktail lovers will appreciate personal tips from key bartenders such as Jim Meehan and Dale de Groff in New York and Tony Conigliaro and Salvatore Calabrese in London, while cutting-edge recent award winners point to the future with their new daring flavor combinations. At last, discerning drinkers can learn more about what to drink and where, then bring back their coolest cocktail experiences to enjoy at home.
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