A Bartender and a Winemaker Celebrate the World's Greatest Aperitif
Author: Shaun Byrne
Publisher: Hardie Grant
The Book of Vermouth is a celebration of the greatest cocktail staple – a mixer that is riding a growing wave of popularity around the world. It includes up to 100 modern and classical cocktail recipes – but is more than a cocktail book too, offering history and insight to botanicals, and the perspective of key chefs who like to cook with vermouth as much as they like to drink it. The authors – one a winemaker, the other a bartender – bring personality to the book via their distinct takes on what makes vermouth so special. The book includes two main sections: Vermouth Basics and How to Drink. Vermouth Basics will give a comprehensive guide to the essentials of vermouth – grape varieties, production, varieties, botanicals, spirit and sugar, and go into great detail about the history of Australian vermouth in particular. It will include botanical profiles of both indigenous and traditional plants from Tim Entwistle, botanist at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. It will cover all aspects of wormwood: the key ingredient in making vermouth, including medicinal and historical uses, where it is found and its botanical significance. How to Drink will cover the many different ways to serve, drink and store vermouth. Chapters will cover Vermouth Neat, Vermouth in Spring, Vermouth in Summer, Vermouth in Autumn and Vermouth in Winter, as well as Bitter Edge of Vermouth, Stirred & Up, Vermouth Party and After Dinner. These chapters will be more recipe-focused, and include 10–15 recipes per chapter, drawing from each season's specific botanicals and how these work with different vermouths. Each season will also include a related food recipe.
Here's to cocktails! Mix them, drink them, enjoy them. This bestselling Little Black Book includes more than 150 recipes for classic cocktails, martinis, punches, tropical drinks (with or without umbrellas), dessert drinks, naughty-sounding cocktails (like "Between the Sheets" and "French Kiss"), tips on cocktail culture, a glossary, and amusing anecdotes. Helpful index includes listings of drinks by name, by primary alcoholic ingredient, and by color/flavoring. The perfect little book for any bartender! Cheers!
A Spirited History from Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails
Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
“An absorbing popular history of one of history’s most popular drinks” (Booklist). Gin has been a drink of kings infused with crushed pearls and rose petals, and a drink of the poor flavored with turpentine and sulfuric acid. Born in alchemists’ stills and monastery kitchens, its earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage. In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a “new kind of drunkenness.” In the eighteenth century, gin-crazed debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth’s satirical masterpieces “Gin Lane” and “Beer Street.” In the nineteenth century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics. In the early twentieth century, the illicit cocktail culture of Prohibition made gin—often dangerous bathtub gin—fashionable again. And today, with the growth of small-batch distilling, gin has once-again made a comeback. Wide-ranging, impeccably researched, and packed with illuminating stories, The Book of Gin is lively and fascinating, an indispensable history of a complex and notorious drink. “The Book of Gin is full of history that will make you grin . . . An enchanting read.” —Cooking by the Book
Get acquainted with the classic cocktail of James Bond, speakeasies, and three-martini lunches (not recommended!). This ''Essential Guide to the King of Cocktails'' serves up the lore and allure of the martini, garnished with pithy quotations and etiquette tips. More than 80 recipes will satisfy both purists and the playful. Covers martini history, the well-equipped martini bar, recipes, and the morning after. The perfect book for every imbiber!
Collects over one hundred recipes for dressings, including yogurt-, sour cream-, oil-and-vinegar-, and soft cheese-based concoctions, plus a variety of marinades for meat, fish, poultry, vegetables,and fruit
If you think a dry martini is just a glass of dry vermouth with some ice and a splash of lemonade, then this intoxicating collection of cocktails is just what you need to shape up. Here, from cocktail whiz Paul Martin, are his bar-room secrets, in easy-to-follow recipes for the cocktail virgin and connoisseur alike, to make sure you mix cocktails that hit the right spot every time. From archetypal classics - the dry Martini or Manhattan - to newer favourites - the Caipirinha or Long Island Iced Tea - there are sensationally sublime concoctions to tickle every fancy, plus 101 things you've never known about mixing your drinks.
An aromatic journey with botanical notes, classic cocktails and elegant recipes
Author: Jack Adair Bevan
Publisher: Hachette UK
'An essential addition to your library' Russell Norman 'A genuine ode, written with style and substance in equal measure' Gill Meller 'A joy filled double whammy. Great drinks require as much artistry as food and this book proves the case mightily.' Jeremy Lee Vermouth is currently experiencing a revival, and we can't seem to get enough of it. In A Spirited Guide to Vermouth, Jack Adair Bevan celebrates this versatile drink and its botanicals, drawing out vermouth's history and its delicate herbal flavours with recipes for cocktails, and some food to accompany them. As an award-winning food and drink writer, and one of the first restaurateurs to make his own vermouth, Jack Adair Bevan is the perfect guide through vermouth's rich history and recent resurgence. As well as Jack's original recipes, A Spirited Guide to Vermouth also contains recipes contributed from the likes of Russell Norman, Olia Hercules, Gill Meller and Jeremy Lee. With cocktails ranging from a Toasted Nut Boulevardier to a Perfect Manhattan, and from a Blood Orange Vermouth and Tonic to a Rosemary Bijou, the book also has dedicated sections exploring classics such as the Martini and the Negroni. This book will take you on a botanical journey of discovery and teach you not only how to make your own vermouth, but also how to use it in your cooking, from vermouth-braised red cabbage to Negroni Bara Brith, along with plenty of food and drink recipes to accompany the aperitivo hour.
A history of one of the world's most iconic cocktails--originally an Italian aperitivo, but now a staple of craft bar programs everywhere--with 60 recipes for variations and contemporary updates. The Negroni is one of the simplest and most elegant drink formulas around: combine one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, and one part Campari, then stir and serve over ice. This bitter, sweet, and smooth drink has inspired countless variations as well as legions of diehard aficionados. In The Negroni, Gary Regan--barman extraordinaire and author of the iconic book The Joy of Mixology--delves into the drink's fun, fascinating history (its origin story is still debated, with battling Italian noblemen laying claim) and provides techniques for modern updates (barrel aging and carbonation among them). Sixty delightfully varied and uniformly tasty recipes round out this spirited collection, which is a must-have for any true cocktail enthusiast.