Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for Every Season

Agate Publishing
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The craft cocktail movement's recent meteoric rise has fittingly coincided with an increased emphasis on locally sourced foods, so it is only natural that an interest in fresh, seasonal ingredients has become a part of every mixologist’s and home bartender's repertoire. Market-Fresh Mixology has been in front of this trend since its original release in 2008, and this beautifully repackaged edition has been updated with several new mouthwatering recipes and insights from mixology's vanguard. Market-Fresh Mixology shows how to integrate ingredients from a local farmers' market, personal pantry, or backyard garden to create cocktails at a whole new level. Its simple, clean, and contemporary approach to classic and modern cocktails is reintroducing the idea of seasonal drinks, with recipes appropriate for any time of year. Between blistering hot summer days and blustery snowbound winter nights, Market-Fresh Mixology offers a recipe for every occasion — from the refreshing summer Mojito to the cozy Hot Buttered Rum — that's as easy to follow as it is delicious. This practical handbook for enhancing sweet and savory cocktails with seasonal fruits, herbs, and other market-fresh ingredients also includes useful tips on technique, garnishes, glassware, and bar tools, as well as entertaining popular cocktail lore.
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About the author

Bridget Albert currently designs cocktails and trains bartenders throughout the Chicago area, while teaching at The Academy of Spirits & Fine Service on behalf of Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois. She has won numerous cocktail competitions, including the prestigious Bacardi Martini Grand Prix in Turin, Italy, and chairs the Illinois chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.

Mary Barranco is a trained educator with a career spanning 20 years in the adult beverage industry.
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Publisher
Agate Publishing
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Published on
Mar 17, 2014
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781572847385
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / Beverages / Alcoholic / Bartending
Cooking / Beverages / Alcoholic / General
Cooking / Essays & Narratives
Cooking / Seasonal
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Dale DeGroff is widely regarded as the world’s foremost mixologist. Hailed by the New York Times as “single-handedly responsible for what’s been called the cocktail renaissance,” he earned this reputation during his twelve years at the fashionable Promenade Bar in New York City’s Rainbow Room. It was there in 1987 that he not only reintroduced the cocktail menu to the country but also began mixing drinks from scratch, using impeccably fresh ingredients instead of the widespread mixes used at the time. Known especially for crafting unique cocktails, reviving classics, and coaxing superior flavor from his ingredients, DeGroff has selected his 100 essential drinks and 100 of their best variations—including many of his signature cocktails—for this premier mixology guide.

The Essential Cocktail features only those drinks that stand out for their flavor, interesting formula, or distinctive technique. These are the very ones every amateur and professional bartender must know, the martinis, sours, highballs, tropicals, punches, sweets, and classics, both old and new, that form the core of a connoisseur’s repertoire. Throughout the book are DeGroff’s personal twists, such as a tangy Grapefruit Julep or a refreshing Yuzu Gimlet.

To complement the tantalizing photographs of each essential cocktail, DeGroff also regales readers with the fascinating lore behind a drink’s genesis and instructs us on using the right ingredients, techniques, glasses, and garnishes. As Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the classic compendium for home chefs and gourmands, so The Essential Cocktail will be the go-to book for serious mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts.


From the Hardcover edition.
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