The Curious Bartender

The artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1849759065

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients, the delicate alchemy of how they work together. In The Curious Bartender, Tristan Stephenson explores and experiments with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, he explains their intriguing origins, introducing the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them. Moving on, he reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics. Stay true to the originals with a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or experiment with some of his modern variations to create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe ‘air’ or an Insta-age Rob Roy with the ‘age’ on the side. Also included is a reference section detailing all the techniques you will need, making this an essential anthology for the cocktail enthusiast.
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The Curious Bartender

The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849754378

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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A good cocktail used to be a simple affair--a spirit or two, a mixer and a little ice. Those days are over. Thanks to a new trend in molecular mixology, cocktails have become far more interesting. In The Book of Cocktail Alchemy, rising star of the cocktail scene Tristan Stephenson explores the art of preparing the perfect cocktail. Taking the classics, he explains their fascinating origins, introducing the colorful characters who inspired or created them and how they were intertwined within their historical context. Moving on, he reinvents each cocktail from his laboratory adding modern twists which are sure to amaze. Stick to the classics and stir up a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or try some of his contemporary variations, and create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe 'air' or a Insta-age Rob Roy with the 'age' on the side. Also included is a comprehensive reference section, detailing all the techniques you will ever need, classic and modern. Using a mixture of science and an amazing aptitude for understanding flavor and the universal appeal of the cocktail, Tristan has created an exciting, essential anthology for any cocktail enthusiast.
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The Curious Bartender Volume II

The New Testament of Cocktails

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758932

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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Tristan Stephenson is back to shake up the cocktail world once more, perfecting classic cocktails and offering his signature reinventions using his world-renowned mixology skills. "I found it hard to stay put while reading; I constantly wanted to leap up and strike out for a liquor store to test my new knowledge." Review of The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace, The Wall Street Journal. Tristan Stephenson is back to shake up the cocktail world once more, perfecting classic cocktails and offering his signature reinventions using his world-renowned mixology skills. The Curious Bartender Volume II: The New Testament of Cocktails is the sixth book by bestselling author and legendary bartender Tristan Stephenson. You’ll find 64 of the finest cocktails there have been, are, or will be: 32 perfected classics and 32 game-changing reinventions of classics. Tristan makes you discover tastebuds and talents you never knew you had. He’ll show you the tools of the trade, the techniques he swears by, and how to experiment to create your own cocktail sensations. Tristan’s done all the hard work for you, selflessly trying every drink known to man to uncover what partners perfectly. All you have to do is leaf through the pages of this—the holy grail of cocktail books.
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The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution

Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1788790073

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson.
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The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1849759057

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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An innovative, captivating tour of the finest gins and distilleries the world has to offer, brought to you by bestselling author and gin connoisseur Tristan Stephenson. The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace is the follow-up to master mixologist Tristan Stephenson’s hugely successful books, 'The Curious Bartender' and 'The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies'. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine ‘genever’ to gin’s commercialization and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London, through to its partnership with tonic water – creating the most palatable and enjoyable anti-malarial medication – to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries are cropping up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science of flavour before taking a tour through the most exciting distilleries and gins the world has to offer. Finally, put Tristan’s mixology skills into practice with a dozen spectacular cocktails including a Purl, a Rickey and a Fruit Cup.
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The Curious Bartender's Whiskey Road Trip

A coast to coast tour of the most exciting whiskey distilleries in the US, from small-scale craft operations to the behemoths of bourbon

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788791595

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Buckle up and join bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur Tristan Stephenson on a Stateside tour and learn all there is to know about the finest whiskey and bourbon America has to offer. Whiskey in America is a regional product that has evolved in different ways and at a differing pace depending on where you go. Tristan Stephenson’s road trip enabled him to visit more than 40 unique distilleries, from long-established makers in the states that are the spiritual home of the industry—Kentucky and Tennessee—to newer craft-distillers in Indiana, Pennsylvania and even California and Texas. In his own unique style, which is both fiercely entertaining and meticulously well-researched, Tristan weaves together the full and fascinating story of American whiskey, from its history and production methods to the origins of iconic cocktails still enjoyed in bars around the world today.
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The Curious Bartender's Guide to Gin

How to appreciate gin from still to serve

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788790390

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 8611

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"I found it hard to stay put while reading; I constantly wanted to leap up and strike out for a liquor store to test my new knowledge." Review of The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace, The Wall Street Journal. Join the gin craze with this captivating introduction to the world of gin, plus recipes for perfect gin cocktails, brought to you by award-winning bartender and bestselling author Tristan Stephenson. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine “genever” to gin’s commercialization. From the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries have cropped up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process, and the science. Follow Tristan's expertly honed recipes and to enjoy a Classic Martini, Negroni, Gimlet, Aviation, Martinez and Singapore Sling at home.
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The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788790833

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 3166

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The essential compact compendium for the coffee enthusiast. This is the ultimate guide to the history, science, and cultural influence of coffee according to coffee aficionado and master storyteller Tristan Stephenson. You’ll explore the origins of coffee before discovering the varieties of coffee and the alchemy responsible for transforming a humble bean into the world’s most popular drink. You’ll learn how to roast coffee at home in the Roasting section before delving into the Science and Flavor of Coffee and finding out how sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and aroma all come together. Discover how espresso and milk are a match made in heaven, yielding such treasures as the Flat white, Latte, Cappuccino, and Macchiato. Other Brewing Methods features step-by-step guides to classic brewing techniques, from a Moka pot and a French press to Aeropress and Siphon brewing. Finally, why not treat yourself to one of Tristan’s expertly concocted recipes. From an Espresso Martini to a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Coffee Liqueur to Butter Coffee, this is the definitive guide to the extraordinary world of coffee.
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