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When you are serving drinks at a bar, you should have at least basic knowledge of about 200 of the most popular cocktails in your head. A cocktail is, according to Webster's New World Dictionary,
“any of various alcoholic drinks made of a distilled liquor mixed as with wine, fruit juice, or soda water and usually iced.” There are thousands of different drink mixes with thousands of different names that people desire.
Whether you are planning a small cocktail party at your home, planning to start a new career, or just want to know how to make a given drink, Bartending For Dummies offers a wonderful place to start. This clearly written, easy-to-understand guide can help anyone to
- Create more than 1,000 different drinks
- Set up and stock your home bar
- Shake, stir, strain, and serve like a pro
- Make over 100 great shooters
- Buy enough supplies for parties
This book takes the mystery out of mixology. Can you put together a perfect martini? Or create the consummate cosmopolitan? From classic drinks to today's coolest cocktails, this comprehensive A-to-Z guide shows you how to mix up whatever libations you or your guests might desire.
Bartending For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:
- The tools required to make any drink
- Information on every type of alcohol including where they come from, how they’re made, and how to store and serve them
- Alphabetical listing of almost a thousand cocktail recipes
- How to make pousse-cafés (layered drinks), punches, and non-alcoholic drinks
There are thousands of bars around the world stocked with everything from beer to vodka. Bartending For Dummies is the ingredient that no bar should be without. This book can help you to be that impressive bartender by showing you everything you need to know about tending a bar.
"A must for all the do-it-yourself bartenders." Charles Chop, United States Bartender's Guild Praise for Ray Foley "America's best known and funniest bartender." Bill Samuels Jr., President, Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc. "There is only one member of the original bartender's Hall of Fame: Ray Foley." Bob Suffrendini, Vice President, Hiram Walker, Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine USA, Inc.
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The book that takes the mystery out of mixology Can you put together a perfect martini? Or create the consummate cosmopolitan? From classic drinks to today's coolest cocktails, this comprehensive A-to-Z guide shows you how to mix up whatever libations you or your guests might desire.
Discover how to: Stock your home bar Create over 1,000 different drinks Shake, stir, strain, and serve like a pro Make over 100 great shooters Buy enough supplies for parties
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About the Author
Ray Foley, publisher of Bartender magazine, has been a professional bartender for more than 20 years. He is also the author of The Ultimate Cocktail Book and The Ultimate Little Shooter Book.
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.
Chapter 7: Beer.
Chapter 8: Brandy.
Chapter 9: Cognac and Armagnac.
Chapter 10: Cordials and Liqueurs.
Chapter 11: Gin.
Chapter 12: Irish Whiskey.
Chapter 13: Rum.
Chapter 14: Scotch Whisky.
Chapter 15: Tequila and Mezcal.
Chapter 16: Vodka.
Chapter 17: Wine.
PART III: The Recipes.
Chapter 18: Recipes From A to Z.
Chapter 19: Those Famous Pousse-Cafés.
Chapter 20: Punches.
Chapter 21: Non-Alcoholic Drinks.
PART IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: At Least Ten Cures and Lores.
Chapter 23: Ten Thousand Web Sites and Other Resources.