Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

Author: Dave Arnold

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245853

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

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Winner of the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award. A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks. In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked. With Liquid Intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like. Years of rigorous experimentation and study—botched attempts and inspired solutions—have yielded the recipes and techniques found in these pages. Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, Liquid Intelligence begins with the simple—how ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezer—and then progresses into advanced techniques like clarifying cloudy lime juice with enzymes, nitro-muddling fresh basil to prevent browning, and infusing vodka with coffee, orange, or peppercorns. Practical tips for preparing drinks by the pitcher, making homemade sodas, and building a specialized bar in your own home are exactly what drink enthusiasts need to know. For devotees seeking the cutting edge, chapters on liquid nitrogen, chitosan/gellan washing, and the applications of a centrifuge expand the boundaries of traditional cocktail craft. Arnold’s book is the beginning of a new method of making drinks, a problem-solving approach grounded in attentive observation and creative techniques. Readers will learn how to extract the sweet flavor of peppers without the spice, why bottling certain drinks beforehand beats shaking them at the bar, and why quinine powder and succinic acid lead to the perfect gin and tonic. Liquid Intelligence is about satisfying your curiosity and refining your technique, from red-hot pokers to the elegance of an old-fashioned. Whether you’re in search of astounding drinks or a one-of-a-kind journey into the next generation of cocktail making, Liquid Intelligence is the ultimate standard—one that no bartender or drink enthusiast should be without.
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Cocktail Codex

Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

Author: Alex Day,Nick Fauchald,David Kaplan

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607749718

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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From the authors of the bestselling and genre-defining cocktail book Death & Co, Cocktail Codex is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors’ unique “root cocktails” approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails. JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE “There are only six cocktails.” So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the “root recipes,” six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each “family,” you'll understand why some cocktails work and others don't, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you're missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to—or invent—if you want to try something new. Praise for Cocktail Codex “Learn the template, and any cocktail you can think of is within reach.”—Food & Wine “Too bad all college textbooks weren’t this much fun.”—Garden & Gun “A must for amateur and pro mixologists alike.”—Chicago Tribune “If Dora the Explorer turned twenty-one, split herself into three people, and decided to write the Magna Carta of booze books, this would be the result. And, unlike every other book you’ll read this year, Cocktail Codex is packed with actual knowledge you can use in the real world. Please, please, can Cinema Codex be next?”—Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker
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Bubbly

A Collection of Champagne and Sparkling Cocktails

Author: Colleen Jeffers

Publisher: Whalen Book Works

ISBN: 1732512655

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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Bubbly is a collection of more than 60 effortlessly stunning cocktail recipes featuring the most festive bottle behind the bar—champagne! With bright, seasonal flavors, simple techniques, and no pretense, author and photographer Colleen Jeffers shares her most irresistible sparkling cocktails, alongside quick-trick tips on topics like buying the right bottle of bubbly, keeping carbonation crisp, scoring cheap vintage glassware, and making simple syrup without a stove. Inside this beautiful book’s plush, gold foil cover, recipes include: French 75—tart, light, crisp, refreshing, and arguably the best known of all vintage champagne cocktails Aperol Spritz—ideal for aperitivo hour Paloma Punch—perfect for serving a crowd Bubbly Mary—a modern brunch classic Margarita Fizz—a deceptively simple and refreshing Holiday Mail—a cheery seasonal favorite And many, many more! This book will quickly become your go-to resource for recipes that rely on fresh, easy-to-find ingredients for head turning flavor without an expert’s collection of bottles and tools. With an entire chapter devoted to brunch cocktails and another to party-ready punches, it’s a weapon every home cook needs in their entertaining arsenal. And with a plush, shiny gold foil hardcover, rounded corners, glossy art paper, and gorgeous photography, it’s a book you won’t want to hide on a shelf! Inventive enough to appease the experienced cocktail creator but approachable enough for complete beginners, Bubbly proves that a splash of champagne can make any moment a cause for celebration. From the Author There aren’t hundreds of recipes in this book, because each one had to earn its place in your kitchen, the kitchen of a stranger who’s welcomed me in. I don’t take your precious leisure time—your seasons and gatherings and free moments lightly. The cost and effort I’ll ask you to spend on any one step or ingredient must be justified by a proportionate gain in flavor. I promise you that none of these drinks are dull, and that your loved ones will love them. I promise that I’ve described the absolute best way to make each drink without compromise, but also the simplest way to do so. The dry practicality that went into the development of these recipes found balance in the pure joy of dreaming them up and of imagining you enjoying each one. I pictured you in your own kitchens and couches and beaches and backyards, experiencing the pure bliss that is a perfectly mixed drink. I hope that you’ll return to these pages whenever you’re in need of that bliss, over and over again. —Colleen Jeffers
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The Imbible

A Cocktail Guide for Beginning and Home Bartenders

Author: Micah LeMon

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813940435

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Micah LeMon had one slight problem when he started bartending nearly twenty years ago: he had no idea what he was doing. Mixology, he came to understand, is based on principles that are indispensable but not widely known. In The Imbible, LeMon shares the knowledge he has gained over two decades, so that even beginning bartenders can execute classic cocktails--and riff on those classics to create originals of their own. A good cocktail is never a random concoction. LeMon introduces readers to the principal components of every drink--spirit, sweet, and sour or bitter--and explains the role each plays in bringing balance to a beverage. Choosing two archetypes--the shaken Daiquiri and the stirred Manhattan—he shows how bartenders craft delicious variations by beginning with a good foundation and creatively substituting like ingredients. Lavishly illustrated in color and laid out in an inviting and practical way, The Imbible also provides a thorough overview of the bartender’s essential tools and techniques and includes recipes for over forty drinks--from well executed classics to original creations exclusive to this book. Both a lesson for beginners and a master class for more experienced bartenders, LeMon’s book opens the door to endless variations without losing sight of the true goal--to make a delicious cocktail.
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Drink What You Want

The Subjective Guide to Making Objectively Delicious Cocktails

Author: John deBary

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0525575782

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 7570

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A nonjudgmental, back-to-basics approach to making custom cocktails that's as fun as it is definitive--from a renowned New York City bartender who's worked everywhere from PDT to Momofuku. John deBary is a veritable cocktail expert with a 100-proof personality, a dash of fun, and garnished with flair--there's nothing muddled about him. In Drink What You Want, John breaks down the science of mixology (yes, it's a science) and explains the rules of drink-making. Most important, you'll learn how to tweak any drink, both classic and creative, to your preferences and moods. Are you adventurous or traditional? Sweet or bitter? Brown liquor or clear? While giving newbies a rundown of cocktail culture, lingo, and etiquette, John turns the "cocktail book" concept on its ear by infusing a traditionally formal topic with his fresh, conversational voice. Mixology geeks and bottomless brunchers alike will revel in the craft of the cocktail, from classic to modern to funky. Cocktails are about creativity and setting the mood, and Drink What You Want overflows with both.
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Public Opinion

A Weekly Review of Current Thought and Activity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Press

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