Consult with The Bar Book before your next cocktail party and make it extra special. Morgenthaler utilizes his many years of practice behind the bar giving expert tips and techniques that transform even the most basic gin and tonic into a work of art. Recommended By Jen C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.
"An accessible but sophisticated primer that could render the rest of the cocktail library obsolete." Library Journal
About the Author
Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender and blogger who manages the bar at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon.
Martha Holmberg is the author of Modern Sauces and Crêpes.