Synopses & Reviews
For years, Drinkology has been the go-to guide to home bartending, equipping mixologists with everything they need to know to craft their own delicious cocktails. This fully revised and updated edition keeps all the essentialsand#8212;instructions on setting up a home bar, stocking it wisely, and mixing up some splendid drinksand#8212;while greatly expanding on the originaland#8217;s coverage.
The burgeoning universe of cocktail ingredients is explored and celebrated in new material on bitters, cachaand#231;a, and champagneand#8212;and a whole new chapter on sake-based mixed drinks. New sidebars detail the doand#8217;s and donand#8217;ts of infusing vodkas and making your own liqueurs. And the bookand#8217;s more than 400 recipes include all the classic cocktailsand#8212;from the Absinthe Drip to the Zombieand#8212;as well as dozens of new libations developed especially for this edition.
With a little bit of history and a lot of flavor, The Cocktail Club is a guide for connecting with your friends over the best-tasting therapy around—cocktails! Using a format reminiscent of your favorite book club, Maureen Christian Petrosky highlights one specific spirit or drink type each month. Classic favorites like the Martini and the Old-Fashioned, as well as new sips like the Mason Jar Basil Pisco Sour and Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer, will inspire novices and enthusiasts alike to build up their bar vocabulary and taste outside their comfort zone. The book also offers a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres pairings like Grilled Figs with Prosciutto and Rosemary Lemon Bars. So whether you’ve been curious about absinthe rinses or want to bone up on your bitters, The Cocktail Club gives you the perfect excuse to pull out your shaker and dip into the art of at-home mixology.
About the Author
Maureen Christian Petrosky, author of The Wine Club and a popular columnist for TheKitchn.com, regularly appears as a lifestyle expert on NBC’s TODAY show. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Michael, and boys, Christopher and Elliot.