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Essential Cocktail
By Dale DeGroff

The Essential Cocktail

The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks

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Essential Cocktail by Dale DeGroff

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Dale DeGroff is widely regarded as the world s foremost mixologist. Hailed by the New York Times as single-handedly responsible for what s been called the cocktail renaissance, he earned this reputation during his twelve years at the fashionable Promenade Bar in New York City s Rainbow Room. It was there in 1987 that he not only reintroduced the cocktail menu to the country but also began mixing drinks from scratch, using impeccably fresh ingredients instead of the widespread mixes used at the time. Known especially for crafting unique cocktails, reviving classics, and coaxing superior flavor from his ingredients, DeGroff has selected his 100 essential drinks and 100 of their best variations including many of his signature cocktails for this premier mixology guide. The Essential Cocktail features only those drinks that stand out for their flavor, interesting formula, or distinctive technique. These are the very ones every amateur and professional bartender must know, the martinis, sours, highballs, tropicals, punches, sweets, and classics, both old and new, that form the core of a connoisseur s repertoire. Throughout the book are DeGroff s personal twists, such as a tangy Grapefruit Julep or a refreshing Yuzu Gimlet. To complement the tantalizing photographs of each essential cocktail, DeGroff also regales readers with the fascinating lore behind a drink s genesis and instructs us on using the right ingredients, techniques, glasses, and garnishes. As Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the classic compendium for home chefs and gourmands, so The Essential Cocktail will be the go-to book for serious mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307405739
ISBN-10: 0307405737
Format: Hardback
(259mm x 197mm x 22mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Clarkson Potter
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Dale DeGroff

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Vodka Distilled by Dale DeGroff Vodka Distilled, Hardback (February 2013)

Looks at vodka marketplace, geared toward those working in profession and giant audience of vodka drinkers. This title explains how traditional-style vodkas - produced in Eastern Europe - differ in character from those made in West, and how different raw materials and distillation and filtration methods contribute to these variations in character.

Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff Craft of the Cocktail, Hardback (December 2002)

All the elements of a great cocktail book are here: a history of spirits and mixed drinks; tips on stocking the essential bar; mastering basic mixing techniques; 100 large, eye-catching photos; and hundreds of recipes for classic and up-to-the-minute drinks.

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Author Biography - Dale DeGroff

DALE DEGROFF (a.k.a. the King of Cocktails) is universally acknowledged as the world s premier mixologist whose innovations have impacted globally the restaurant and beverage industry. DeGroff provides consulting and bar training to beverage companies, hotels, and leading restaurants throughout the world and has won numerous industry awards. The founder and president of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the first museum in the world dedicated to education in mixology and preserving the rich history of the American cocktail, DeGroff is also the author of The Craft of the Cocktail, winner of the IACP Julia Child Award."

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