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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The Craft of the Cocktail: Jul 29, Catherine Woodman rated it it was amazing. Brandon Monk rated it really liked it Mar 18, This will actually give you tips to how to make alcohol beverages that will make a customer give you feedback towards your dals. Mar 27, Nicholle rated it really liked it. It was the perfect drink for summertime. This is THE cocktail book.

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I made the cocktail, Bee Knees tonight and it was hit. Joe wanted me to fix the recipe. Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than Recipes already as my cocktail reference book. While these days you can barely make it a few blocks hte stumbling on a cocktail bar touting from-scratch bitters and hand-chipped ice, Dale DeGroff remembers a time when apathetic bartenders presided over soda guns and packages of sour mix.

The Craft of the Cocktail

Then he told me the right way was with a shot xocktail Cointreau and fresh lemon juice and sugar on the rim. We are experiencing technical difficulties. I was making a sidecar with cognac dqle sour mix at the Hotel Bel-Air, and there was an older gentleman who watched me.

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Tony Pennachi rated it it was amazing Oct 28, DeGroff provides consulting and bar training to beverage companies, hotels, and leading restaurants throughout the… More about Dale DeGroff.

From the Hardcover edition. The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: It tge vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering dxle, in as much as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head…It is said also, to be of great use to a Democratic candidate because, a cocktai, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else.

Indie rated it really liked it Nov 16, That was reinforced when another guy asked for a fresh margarita and I handed him one with sour mix.

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

Puhnner rated it it was amazing Feb 17, I loved Dale’s passion for cocktails. It’s just a bonus or perhaps, to some, an annoyance that the book is so lavishly-produced that you could choose to leave it degrkff the coffee table for guests to enjoy when you’re not using it yourself.

DeGroff’s The Craft of the Cocktail, despite having come out as recently asis clearly one of those essential references you need on your shelf. At first I was tempted to give this 3 stars because the layout is a little impractical. Sure, it’s crfat and made for the coffee table rather than for actual bar work, but its the best hard copy resource for historically trustworthy recipes.


Start here, and then move on to some of the more specialized guides, like Ted Haigh’s and Jeff Berry’s. Cocktail recipes are alphabetised. Dale DeGroff The pioneering barkeep takes us on a journey through the early days pf the craft-cocktail renaissance. At first I gave this 4 stars, because I didn’t really care for the more or less alphabetical organization of the recipes, but in going over the book carefully, I found it chock-full of all the information anyone would need to become a skilled bartender, plus a lot degrofff interesting historical information.

It had a beautiful marble bar and he wanted beautiful classic cocktails to match—no mixes. It embarrassed the shit out of me. Be the first to ask a question about The Craft of the Cocktail. It was a creative year at Blackbird.

Trivia About The Craft of the For a better review of classics with a lot less ego try Robert Hess’ essential guide, or for a comprehensive list of bang up to date new and classic recipes PDT by meehan. Lists with This Book. Sign up for the First We Feast Newsletter.