Author(s): STUART WALTON
This title covers everything from the Singapore Sling and the Cosmopolitan to the Manhattan and the classic Martini, shown in more than 800 stunning step-by-step photographs. This is the ultimate home bartender's manual - how to create delicious drinks using spirits, liqueurs, wine, beer and mixers. It offers instructions for making over 600 cocktails and drinks, including all-time classics such as the Dry Martini, Margarita and Grasshopper, and more unusual drinks such as the Blue Hawaiian, Rite of Spring and Passion Punch. It is a complete guide to the different types of drinks and mixers available, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. A basic techniques section explains how to measure, mix and pour drinks, with step-by-step photographs. It includes a useful guide to drinks terminology defining chasers, aperitifs, frappes and much more. This is an essential reference book for every home bartender, covering a vast array of cocktails and drinks, and how to make them. All the cocktail classics are included, as well as some more unusual drinks, including Hammer Horror, Pink Pussycat and Emerald Star. The book examines the different types of alcohol and mixers available, including spirits, liqueurs, fortified wines, beer and wine, plus bartending equipment, glasses, garnishes and presentation. The recipe section of the book is packed with step-by-step instructions for over 600 cocktails and drinks. This is the perfect one-stop source book for all bartenders, professional or amateur.
Stuart Walton has been writing about alcoholic drinks since the early 1990s. A prolific writer and commentator on wines and spirits, he is currently wine writer on the Sussex newspaper The Argus, Bella magazine, and the website www.wine-pages.com. He is also the author of The World Encyclopedia of Wine; You Heard It Through The Grapevine; Out Of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication; and co-author of The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Wines, Beers, Spirits and Liqueurs; and The Right Wine with the Right Food.