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Bartending for Dummies 2ND Editionby Ray Foley
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Now updated and expanded-the bestselling guide to mixing drinks
"A must for all the 'do it yourself' bartenders."-Charles Chop, United States Bartenders Guild
"Who better to write Bartending For Dummies than America's best known and funniest bartender, Ray Foley."-Bill Samuels Jr., President of Maker's Mark Distillery
First published in 1997, Bartending For Dummies has helped hundreds of thousands solve the mysteries of mixology-and remains one of the top-selling bartending guides, week after week. Now, bartender extraordinaire Ray Foley has updated his classic guide, making it even more essential to anyone who entertains. This updated edition now offers recipes for today's trendiest cocktails, such as the Metropolitan and the Apple Martini. It features the latest drinks with flavored vodkas and rums. And it delivers expanded coverage of single-malt Scotch whiskies and wines from around the world. Best of all, the book continues to include all the features that have made it so popular over the years: an A-to-Z recipe guide to nearly 1,000 cocktails and shooters, unbeatable tips on outfitting a home bar and mixing cocktails like a pro, and savvy guidance on selecting liquors, wines, and other libations. It's just what people need to mix up great drinks and have a blast!
Ray Foley (Basking Ridge, NJ) has been a bartender for more than 20 years. He is the Publisher and founder of Bartender magazine (150,000 circulation) and Bartender.com (2.5 million hits per month) and is the author of The Ultimate Cocktail Book, The Ultimate Cocktail Book II, The Ultimate Little Shooter Book, and The Ultimate Little Martini Book, among others.
"Discover the art of cocktail making with this easy-to-read guide."
—Anthony Foglio, President & CEO Skyy Spirits
Discover dozens of hip and classy martini recipes
Everything you need to shake, stir, and serve like a pro
Want to make a perfect martini or the consummate cosmopolitan? From classic drinks to todays coolest cocktails, this comprehensive A-to-Z guide shows you how to mix up whatever concoctions you or your guests might desire. With over 1,000 drink recipes, plus how-tos on bar set-up, party planning, and more, its just what you need to wet your whistle!
Praise for Bartending For Dummies
"Convivial Bartender-Publisher Ray Foley offers tested advice and tips as only a man can who has professionally served thousands behind the bar."
LeRoy Neiman, LeRoy Neiman, Inc.
"Informative, entertaining, and highly readable. Ive been in the spirits industry for more than 25 years, and I still learned something."
—Mike Donohoe, CEO of Future Brands LLC
Discover how to:
1,000 + recipes and great party tips
Get the latest bar buzz on how to host, mix, shake, pour, and more
Want to concoct the perfect cocktail? From today's popular Mojitos and Martinis to classics like Manhattans and Margaritas, you'll be able to sip and entertain with a special twist. Get the scoop on everything from liquors, wine, and beer to Scotch, tequila, the latest tools of the trade, and more.
Discover how to
About the Author
Ray Foley,a former Marine with over 20 years of bartending and restaurant experience, is the founder and publisher of BARTENDERMagazine, the only magazine in the world specifically geared toward bartenders and one of the very few primarily designed for servers of alcohol. BARTENDERMagazine is enjoying its 27th year and currently has a growing circulation of over 150,000.
Ray has been published in numerous articles throughout the country and has appeared on many TV and radio shows, including David Susskind, ABC-TV News, CBS News, NBC News, Good Morning America,Joe Franklin, Patricia McCann, WOR-TV, and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.Ray has also been featured in major magazines, including Forbesand Playboy.
Ray is the founder of the Bartender Hall of Fame, which honors the best bartenders throughout the United States not only for their abilities as bartenders but for involvement in their communities as well.
Ray serves as a consultant to some of the United States’ foremost distillers and importers. He is also responsible for naming and inventing new drinks for the liquor industry, the most popular being the Fuzzy Navel.
Ray has the largest collection of cocktail recipe books in the world, dating back to the 1800s, and is one of the foremost collectors of cocktail shakers, with 400 shakers in his collection. He is the author of The Ultimate Cocktail Book, The Ultimate Little Shooter Book, Advice from Anonymous, The Irish Drink Book,and Jokes, Quotes and Bartoons.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Basics.
Chapter 1: Just for Openers: The Right Tools and Glasses.
Chapter 2: Methods to the Madness.
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Home Bar.
Chapter 4: Charts and Measures.
Part II: Short Shots from American Whiskey to Wine.
Chapter 5: American and Canadian Whisk(e)y.
Chapter 6: Apéritifs, Cordials, and Liqueurs.
Chapter 7: Beer.
Chapter 8: Brandy.
Chapter 9: Cognac and Armagnac\.
Chapter 10: Gin.
Chapter 11: Irish Whiskey.
Chapter 12: Rum.
Chapter 13: Scotch Whisky.
Chapter 14: Tequila and Mezcal.
Chapter 15: Vodka.
Chapter 16: Wine.
Part III: The Recipes.
Chapter 17: Recipes from A to Z.
Chapter 18: Those Famous Pousse-Cafés.
Chapter 19: Punches.
Chapter 20: Nonalcoholic Drinks.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: At Least Ten Cures and Lores.
Chapter 22: Ten Thousand Web Sites and Other Resources.
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