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Drinkology: Art & Science of the Clas By James Waller

Drinkology: Art & Science of the Clas

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This entertainingly written and easy-to-use bartending guidebook provides all the information needed to create more than 400 classic cocktails.
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Drinkology: Art & Science of the Clas Summary

Drinkology: Art & Science of the Clas by James Waller

This is an elegantly packaged, entertainingly written, easy-to-use bartending guidebook that provides the budding bartender with all the information he or she needs to create the classic cocktail while also serving as a handy reference for the more experienced mixologist. Drinkology emphasizes the classic cocktails that any bartender should know how to prepare. Each of the chapters devoted to a specific liquor begins with a brief, general discussion (history, manufacture, lore) of that spirit. Recipes based that liquor then follow, in alphabetical order. Within that alphabetical arrangement, the best-known, classic cocktails are accorded a full page each; variations on the classics and recipes for other, more unusual drinks are given briefer treatment (three recipes per page). The Gin chapter, for example, begins with an introduction summarizing gin's history, distillation, and lore - and briefly explaining the various types of gin and their distinct qualities; the recipes section of the chapter features full-page treatments of the Gibson, Gimlet, Gin and Tonic, Martini, Pink Lady, Singapore Sling, and Tom Collins interspersed among other gin-based cocktail recipes, which appear in alphabetical order. (The book as a whole will contain between four and five hundred recipes in all.) Drinkology differs from most other bartending guides in that it is constructed to be used while mixing drinks. Its compact size, waterproof Kivar cover, and sewn binding mean that it can readily be used at the bar without fear of damage and that it will lie flat when opened - important attributes when one is consulting a recipe while tending bar.

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Drinkology: Art & Science of the Clas Reviews

Cool and sophisticated, cocktails are on the racier side of bar-drinking. Daring imbibers can indulge in Harvey Wallbangers, Alabama Slammers, Pink Ladies and more, to the unaware, exotic concoctions created with seemingly little effort by gyrating bartenders. But this ease belies an intensive training and years of experience and it is a brave man to try these at home for guests. Step in "Drink-ol-o-gy" - as the subtitle aptly explains, the art and science of the cocktail. Discover the tricks of the trade within these tactile, washable covers. A world of seemingly cryptic nomenclature, some unfortunate such as Angel's Tit and Sex on the Beach, others indicative of their ingredients - Chocolate Black Russian and Apple Martine, others conjuring up thoughts of distant shores such as Sea Breeze and Iceberg. Divided by spirit, it is an easy-to-find reference for whatever is lurking in your liquor cupboard. Whether violently coloured or subtly shaded, they are the epitome of elegance and this wittily written, informative handbook will assist you in the education of their production. Attractive in its own right, this book deserves a place on every home bar. So stun your guests with your newfound expertise and give them a reason to remember their visit for a long time to come. - Lucy Watson

About James Waller

James Waller is the editor of the National Writers Union Freelance Writers Guide (F&W Publications 2000) and the writer of STC's Moviegoer's Journal (2001) and The Well-Bred Dog and The Well-Bred Cat (2002).

Table of Contents

Your bar; basic bartending; beer; brandy; champagne; liquers; rum; tequila; vodka; whiskey; wine; frozen and blended drinks; hot drinks; punches and eggnots; nonalcoholic mixed drinks.

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Drinkology: Art & Science of the Clas by James Waller
James Waller
Used - Very Good
Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
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