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This shows that most cocktails are just variations of each other, and knowing the overall principle gives comprehension of a wealth of drinks. Perhaps because he was not a bartender, this is the first book I have read that breaks away from being a list of drinks and instead looks at the recipes from their similarities with his belief in ‘rolling your own’ the only disappointment was the large number of spelling and editorial errors in this edition.

The Components of a Cocktail Base: All I hoped it would be and more. Add a twist of lemon and drop peel in the glass. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Chartreuse, grenadine, curacao, etc. Use fruit juice and sugar as modifying agents.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. He loves the flavor of spirits, and his drinks are incredibly boozy. Embury is a wonderful writer with a dry wit. For a better drink of mixed drinks as a whole, Embury breaks down not only drinks into categories, but also the ingredients in each to better understand their contributions.


Want to Read saving…. The nearly endless list of options is impressive. Decorate with a maraschino cherry on a spear. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Serve with short stir rod or Old-Fashioned spoon. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Miing see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Overly sweet drinks will dull the appetite, so avoid using too much sugar, juice, cream, or egg. Even tough you can take your pick of cocktail books and histories lately, this is highly reccomended due to its author and the time it was written.

This version has quite a few typos but it being one of the only ways to read it, there isn’t much to do about it. He gives yeoman service by explaining things clearly for newbies and accurately for experienced barmen.

David Embury and the Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

Copy Delete Import Export. An attention to detail as well as care and passion put into the drink you’re making. James rated it liked it Sep 29, Interesting facts include the one that sugar intensifies the effect of alcohol which is why too many sweet cocktails will make you sick. Essential reading for drinks writers. Ignore them and get the book. Want davix Read Currently Reading Read. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


Found this very interesting. Basically the way he drinks is probably what the creators of ‘Mad Men’ looked to to see if it was physically feasible to drink so many strong drinks. Shake vigorously with mizing and strain into a cocktail glass.

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A great read for going back to basics on mixed drinks. He got his information from first-hand knowledge and would never be fooled by clever marketing. The Basic Drink Types Martini 7 parts English gin 1 part French vermouth Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, twist lemon peel over the top and serve garnished with an olive, preferably one stuffed with any kind of nut. The tradition of drinking it with salt and limes was to overcome the bad taste.

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