The Bartender's Bible: 1001 Mixed Drinks

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Cooking - 400 pages
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Mix Drinks Like A Pro

Now you can with this indispensable handbook, the most thorough'and thoroughly accessible'bartending guide ever created for both professional and home use. Encyclopedic in scope and filled with clear, simple instructions, The Bartender's Bible includes information on:

  • Stocking and equipping a bar'from liquors and mixers to condiments, garnishes, and equipment

  • Shot-by-shot recipes for over 1,000 cocktails and mixed drinks from bourbon to rum to whiskey

  • Wine drinks

  • Beer drinks

  • Nonalcoholic drinks

  • Special category drinks'tropical, classics, aperitifs, cordials, hot drinks, and party punches

  • Anecdotes and histories of favorite potables

  • And more!

If you've ever wondered whether to shake or stir a proper Martini, or what to do with those dusty bottles of flavored liqueurs,The Bartender's Bibleis the only book you need!

A bartender, as a rule, is a person who enjoys the company of others, endeavors to solve problems, listens to the woes of the world, sympathizes with the mistreated, laughs with the comedians, cheers up the down at heart, and generally controls the atmosphere at his or her bar. A bartender is the manager of moods, the master of mixology.

Certain scenarios are played out over and over again in bars everywhere. The questions are basically the same; only the details vary: What's in a true Singapore Sling? How long has the Martini been around? What's the difference between a Fix and a Fizz? A reference book is as necessary to a bartender as ice.

-- from The Bartender's Bible


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User Review  - Iacobus - LibraryThing

Comprehensive guide to mixing cocktails from any kind of alcohol (and some non-alcoholic). Includes hot drinks and punches. I've learned much from this book, including how many kinds of alcohol I'm never likely to drink or own. The index is not as comprehensive as the book. Read full review

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User Review  - iiii -

the pages of the book are very hard to read because they are blurry. the printing or something is wrong with it. it is readable but on some pages very difficult. i wouldnt recommend this book as there are a ton of other options. Read full review



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About the author (2009)

Gary Regan, bartender extraordinaire, was born over a pub in Lancashire, England. An expert on spirits and cocktails, he has written numerous articles on bar service and liquor. He has also worked as a consultant to restaurants and liquor companies, written about drinks and drinking, and coordinated with his wife Mardee Haidin Regan on a variety of food and beverage-oriented projects.

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