Synopses & Reviews
The explosion of artisan bitters, craft spirits, and resurrected liqueurs ushered in by todayand#8217;s craft cocktail movement means that home mixology is more exciting than ever. The Modern Cocktailer
, a compendium of mixed drinks that have shaped eras, leads readers on a romp through wet bar classics, from pre-prohibition punches to the nouveau nogs that enhance a much-loved cocktail canon. The Modern Cocktailer
makes the craft cocktail world accessible, offering essential tips on mixing balanced drinks, stocking a liquor cabinet, preparing your own syrups, shrubs, bitters, and more. Thereand#8217;s even a chapter of no-fail cocktail ratios to help you invent your own drinks.
Authors Andrand#233; and Tenaya Darlingtonand#8217;s shared passion for serving well-made drinks stirs together history, new trends, and stylish entertaining techniques for cocktailing at home. Featuring more than 230 cocktail recipes with an emphasis on quality ingredients, tasting notes, food-pairings, and useful sidebars throughout, The Modern Cocktailer is an approachable, must-have guide to making great drinks.
ENTERTAIN WITH STYLE AND FRESHNESS
Libation-loving siblings Andre and Tenaya Darlington show you how to make cocktails from every era, reimagined for a contemporary palate. Dial back the sugar, and load up on quality ingredients. The New Cocktail Hour shows you how to mix incredible craft cocktails and gives you a complete history of classic recipes and spirits. You ve never seen a cocktail book like this before Unique features include:
214 vintage and modern recipes, complete with tasting notes
Tips on pairing cocktails with everything from pizza to oysters
Suggested brands for building a well-stocked bar
Seasonal ideas for syrups, shrubs, and garden-to-glass drinks
Advice for hosting craft cocktails parties at home
About the Author
has been writing about the cocktail revolution from a front-row barstool since it began over a decade ago. His cocktail column appears in Isthmus
, Madison, Wisconsinand#8217;s alternative weekly. A frequent imbiber across the U.S. and in Europe who cannot resist getting behind the stick, Andrand#233; has attended the bartender education program, BarSmarts, and lived to write about it.
Tenaya Darlington is a food writer and educator in Philadelphia. By day, she teaches writing at Saint Josephand#8217;s University; by night she pens the cheese blog Madame Fromage (madamefromageblog.com). Her book, The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese (Running Press 2014), may be the first cheese guide to suggest pairing cheese with cocktails. Her writing has also appeared in Cooking Light, Edible Philly, Global Traveler, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Culture magazine.
Andre and Tenaya are co-authors of the health-conscious cocktail blog Sprig+Spirit (sprigandspirit.com).