Cocktails Books To Drool Over This April

If your cocktail books shelf is looking a little bare, then we have some publications to help you fill those shelves as well as your shaker.

Cocktails Books To Drool Over This April By: Tiff Christie|April 4,2019

Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion

As anyone who has hosted a dinner party knows, cocktail hour is the most fun part of the evening for guests – but the most stressful for whoever is in charge of keeping the drinks flowing. The solution, though, is simple: batch it!
In this fun collection, Maggie Hoffman offers 65 delicious and creative cocktails that you don’t have to stir or shake to order; rather, they are designed to stay fresh when made ahead and served out of a pitcher.
Recipes such as Tongue in Cheek (Gin, Meyer Lemon, Thyme, Cocchi Rosa), Friendly Fires (Mezcal, Chile Vodka, Watermelon, Lime), Birds & Bees Punch (Rum, Cucumber, Green Tea, Lemon), and even alcohol-free options are organized by flavor profile – herbal, boozy, bitter, fruity and tart, and so on – to make choosing and whipping up a perfect pitcher of cocktails a total breeze.

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Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails

Tiki is the endless summer, an instant vacation, a sweet and colourful ticket to paradise with no excess baggage fees. Romanticized since midcentury but too long overlooked as the province of suburban lodges and family resorts, the tiki cocktail is stepping into its moment with sophisticated spirits lovers, skilled mixologists, and intrepid foodies.
In Tiki, Brooklyn-based rum expert Shannon Mustipher brings focus on refreshing flavours, fine spirits, and high-impact easy-to-execute presentation. Dozens of easy-to-follow recipes present new versions of classic tiki drinks along with original cocktails using quality rums, infused and fat-washed spirits, liqueurs, fresh fruit juices, and homemade syrups.
Tastemakers in the contemporary tiki boom, including Nathan Hazard, Brother Cleve, Laura Bishop, and Ean Bancroft, contribute their recipes. As a true aficionado, Mustipher breaks down Caribbean rums and spirits with practical tasting notes.

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Gin Austen: 50 Cocktails to Celebrate the Novels of Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of this good book must be in want of a drink.
In her six novels, Jane Austen captured the fancies and foibles of Regency England, and this book celebrates the picnics, luncheons, dinner parties, and glamorous balls of Austen’s world.
At these social engagements, gossip reigned, love flourished, and drinks flowed.
So raise your glass to Sense and Sensibility with a Brandon Old-Fashioned, Elinorange Blossom, Hot Barton Rum, or Just a Dashwood.
Toast Pride and Prejudice with a Cousin Collins, Fizzy Miss Lizzie, Gin & Bennet, or Salt & Pemberley.
Brimming with enlightening quotes from the novels and Austen’s letters, beautiful photographs, and period design, this intoxicating volume is a must-have for any devoted Janeite.

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Romantic Cocktails: Craft Cocktail Recipes for Couples, Crushes, and Star-Crossed Lovers

Organized by type of liquor (pick your poison), Romantic Cocktails features 75+ recipes for craft cocktails that are chock-full of potent aphrodisiacs such as ginger, chocolate, honey, ginseng, saffron, hot chillies, figs, coffee, pomegranates, vanilla, cinnamon, and so many more. Discover all the magical effects of aphrodisiac ingredients and how to get the most out of them.
Alongside each recipe, you will find tips and tricks for crafting sophisticated drinks, infusions, and bar snacks made with aphrodisiac ingredients. Delve into the fascinating science and rich history behind their legendary properties. Plus, you’ll find ideas for garnishes and glassware that make every drink’s presentation truly swoon-worthy.
This cocktail book is the new go-to mixology guide for new loves, secret crushes, newlyweds, and the newly single (and ready to mingle)! Simple step-by-step instructions and gorgeous full-colour photography will ensure that you execute these recipes to absolute perfection.

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Bar Chef: Handcrafted Cocktails

Celebrated Los Angeles bartender Christiaan Röllich approaches a drink the way a master chef approaches a dish: he draws on high-quality seasonal ingredients to create cocktails for every occasion.
In Bar Chef, Röllich shares 100 original recipes for drinks that are as beautiful as they are delicious, including the Quixote (Gin & Grapefruit); a Kentucky Sour (Bourbon & homemade Cola Syrup); Eggnog for the holidays; and Röllich’s signature drink, the Green Goddess (Green Tea Vodka and Cucumber with Arugula, Jalapeno, & Absinthe).
Featuring easy-to-follow recipes for syrups, tinctures, liqueurs, and bitters with herbs, spices, and seasonal fruit, Röllich guides you through his creative process, demystifying the craft of cocktail making. With stunning photography and suave storytelling, Bar Chef will become a go-to bar book for home cooks and cocktail enthusiasts.

Available April 9th through

The Complete Home Bartender’s Guide: Tools, Ingredients, Techniques, & Recipes for the Perfect Drink

From advice on setting up your home bar and planning a successful cocktail party to selecting the right glass and choosing the right garnish in three easy steps, The Complete Home Bartender’s Guide has it all.
You’ll learn industry terminology, must-have ingredients, including the six essential syrups you should make at home, how to choose a juicy lime every time, how to batch cocktails, how to chill glasses if you don’t have room in your freezer, how to create layers in a drink, and the secret to inventing memorable cocktails.
Written by award-winning bartender and industry legend Salvatore Calabrese, this indispensable volume covers everything you need to know and provides recipes for hundreds of drinks—from the Algonquin and the Martini to the Negroni and Zombie—as well as new developments in the cocktail world. It will make the perfect addition to your liquor cabinet or bar cart and will help you create picture-perfect drinks every time.

Available May 7th through

Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World

In Spirits Sugar Water Bitters, nationally recognized bartender and spirits expert Derek Brown tells the story of the cocktail’s birth, rise, fall, and eventual resurrection, tracing the contours of the American story itself.
In this spirited timeline, that mixes recipes, geography, history & culture, Brown shows how events such as the Whiskey Rebellion, Prohibition, and the entry of Hawaii into the United States shaped the nation’s drinking habits.
Brown tells the stories of the people who’ve made their mark on cocktail culture, from America’s Distiller-In-Chief George Washington through to modern-day King Cocktail Dale DeGroff.
He also touches on lesser-known mixology heroes like Martha Niblo, the nineteenth-century New York proprietress famous for her Sherry Cobblers, and Frederic Tudor, whose ice-shipping business made possible early drinks like the Cobbler and the Mint Julep.

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