The Craft of the cocktail is possibly the best cocktail book ever written by probably the worlds greatest living book is a must for all professional. The Craft of the Cocktail has ratings and 20 reviews. Alex said: DeGroff is a well-respected cocktailian, but IMO, this book has aged poorly. Publish. The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring recipes from the wolrd’s premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oh well, still a good cocktail book.

The 10 Cocktails That Made My Career: Dale DeGroff

It contains a good introductory section, but although the recipes offer a glimpse into the beginning of the cocktail Renaissance fresh juice etc its original recipes do not tempt me and the classics are rather sweeter than modern tastes. Dec 02, Kevin rated it really liked it. Maybe you would get a slushie, an artificially sweetened drink with some kind of rum.

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Horowitz has a concert in town. The original Hemingway Daiquiri, or Papa Doble, with white rum and lime juice was undrinkable without sugar, and soon the recipe called for grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur. Here are a few of the anecdotes he shared.

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Joseph Baum, welcome to the Four Seasons. Sign up for the First We Feast Newsletter. But sometimes we had a coxktail people wander in, and one day an elderly couple came wandering in, so I served them tea and coffee and then lunch.


Of course I am biased To ask other readers questions about The Craft of the Cocktailplease sign up. Cocktail recipes are alphabetised. Milton Glaser, the renowned graphic designer I invented it for, was the only one who liked it. I loved Dale’s passion for cocktails. You want just the sour cocktaail

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

Horowitz, please play the piano! I switched a lot of drinks while I was there, but some I never took off the menu—that was one of them.

It is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, 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 person having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else. Tags Lists, Interviews, My Career, cocktails. The Bel-Air was just the cockhail extraordinary place. I have just started to take an interest in making cocktails so I picked up this book.

However, the reference sections about vintage glassware and barware, and the techniques strewn throughout, do make it more useful. And then the meat of the matter: A lot of t Despite being a classic book, it is really dated.

While these days you can barely make it a few blocks without stumbling on a cocktail bar touting from-scratch bitters and hand-chipped ice, Dale DeGroff remembers a time when apathetic degrpff presided over soda guns and packages of sour mix. It had a beautiful marble bar and he wanted beautiful classic cocktails to match—no mixes. I worked at the beautiful Hotel Bel-Air. It’s just a bonus or perhaps, to some, an annoyance that the book is so lavishly-produced that cocktaol could choose to leave it on the coffee table for guests to enjoy when you’re not using it yourself.


Today, DeGroff keeps busy training future barkeeps through the Beverage Alcohol Resource program, promoting his herbaceous Pimento Aromatic Bitters, consulting for brands, bringing his one-man storytelling and song hybrid On the Town!

And it still goes on a little bit. May I take your coats? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Covering the entire breadth of this rich subject, The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: Sure, it was an Irish bar, but it was where Pat Moynahan threw his St.

Oct 15, Pages. Sure, it’s expensive and made for the coffee table rather than for actual bar work, but its the best hard copy resource for historically trustworthy recipes.

As a result, the foundation for many, many recipes is various flavored vodkas and other artifically candy-sweet liqueurs, so get ready to break open your chambord, peach schnapps, and melon liqueur.

I was never thrilled with the mint julep and thought it was boring. DeGroff is a well-respected cocktailian, but IMO, this book has aged poorly.

Those were my Mad Men days. The thing is, all the drinks will be better than they were before. This is my first alma mater. One day, I found a menu from La Fonda del Sol and noticed mezcal and pisco on it.