The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring recipes from the wolrd’s premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this rich. The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring recipes from the wolrd’s premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this. The pioneering barkeep takes us on a journey through the early days of the craft- cocktail renaissance.

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If you get a single drink book to learn about making dalr, this is the one. Published init is a mixed-drink time warp back to the ’90s. Stay in Touch Sign up. Lists with This Book. He was angry he was on the day shift because they lost a bartender, so he hired me on the spot and put me on the next day.

Then on to stocking the essential bar, choosing the right tools and ingredients, and mastering key techniques—the same information that DeGroff shares with the bartenders he trains in seminars and through his videos.

They came in sweet and sour varieties and we put big silver bowls covktail with them at the front of the bar to show them off. This was not unusual; we sold crazy things and broke a lot of records there. Start here, and then move on to some of the more specialized guides, like Ted Haigh’s and Jeff Berry’s.

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The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes

It had a beautiful marble bar and he wanted beautiful classic cocktails to match—no mixes. Covering the entire breadth of this rich subject, The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: I took lemon and smashed it with sugar and mint and added the bourbon for a cross between a whiskey sour and a mint julep. deggroff


It embarrassed the shit out of me. Other editions – View all The Craft of the Cocktail: Jul 29, Catherine Woodman rated it it was amazing.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. DeGroff provides consulting and bar training to beverage companies, hotels, and leading dald throughout the… More about Dale DeGroff. This was during an era when heavy French cuisine was popular, so by the dalw you got to the end of a meal it was exactly what you wanted: This is all an illustration of the true lesson to be learned about bartenders’ references: Books by Dale DeGroff. Read it Forward Read it first. And then the meat of the matter: Although in the ensuing years, when it comes to that particular drink, I’ve developed a slight preference for the simpler perfection of the classic just rye, Peychaud’s Bitters, simple syrup, Herbsaint Sazerac, I still enjoy the plot twists in the story told by DeGroff’s fancified half-and-half rye and cognac for the liquor, and half-and-half Peychaud’s and regular old Angostura handling the bitters requirement version, and I follow his glass-preparation instructions whichever version I make.

He wrote that cocktails are as American as baseball, and represent cofktail composite beverage just as Americans are a composite people. The original Hemingway Daiquiri, or Papa Doble, with white rum and lime juice was undrinkable without sugar, and soon the recipe called for crafh juice and maraschino liqueur.

Cocktai The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. When you got DeGroff into the realm of the bitters-tinged cocktail, his subtly aromatic, complex, and a little bit dark and twisted drinks were a treat for the nose and tongue, even a from amazon.


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It contains a good introductory section, but although the recipes offer a dalw into the beginning of the cocktail Renaissance fresh juice cockail its original recipes do not tempt me and the classics are rather sweeter than modern tastes.

Years later, when I put a pisco sour on the menu at the Rainbow Room, Joe was pleased. I bought this book for my brotherinlaw who loves to make drinks. DeGroff is a well-respected cocktailian, but IMO, this book has aged poorly. Oh well, still a good cocktail book. From the Hardcover edition. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It got me thinking about proper cocktails. Because of the format, it isn’t the best book to keep under ghe bar, but it’s perfect for your nightstand.

I even received an award, a gold medal on a maroon ribbon from the Peruvian president, because they said the Rainbow Room served more pisco than anywhere else in the country. Beautiful color photographs and a striking design round out the cookbook approach to this subject, highlighting the difference between an under-the-bar handbook and a stylish, full-blown treatment.

Dale is the master — he serves up a good selection of modern and historic cocktails. Cocktail recipes are alphabetised.