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Exploring the fine cider movement and the people and producers behind it. Think you know about cider? Well think again. It's not about the swill you guzzled as a student, or the so-called flavoured ciders that don't actually contain any apples. The contemporary cider scene is an exciting place to spend some time, as passionate makers celebrate tradition and terroir while also embracing seasonality, innovation, and experimentation to produce characterful drinks that are quite remarkable. Fine Cider looks at this modern cider movement, charting its beginnings and introducing some of the key players in fine-cider making, as well as guiding you through the characteristics of different apple varieties, the cider-producing regions around the world, the processes and techniques of cider production, how cider is an exceptional partner with food and, of course, recommending ciders you need to try.
Buckle up and join bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur Tristan Stephenson on a Stateside tour and learn all there is to know about the finest whiskey and bourbon America has to offer. Whiskey in America is a regional product that has evolved in different ways and at a differing pace depending on where you go. Tristan Stephenson's road trip enabled him to visit 50 unique distilleries, from long-established makers in the states that are the spiritual home of the industry - Kentucky and Tennessee - to newer craft-distillers in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and even California and Texas. In his own unique style, which is both fiercely entertaining and meticulously well-researched, Tristan weaves together the full and fascinating story of American whiskey, from its history and production methods to the origins of iconic cocktails still enjoyed in bars around the world today.
Serve drinks at home in style and bring the party to your guests from one of 12 beautifully themed and stylishly stocked bar carts. What's a party without a well-stocked (not to mention super-stylish) bar? Drinks trolleys are making a comeback, with an upsurge in those of us taking pride in entertaining at home. Originally the epitome of domestic style and taste in the 50s and 60s, retro TV series like Mad Men have left people aching for the glamour of a bygone era, and something unusual for the home. And mobile furniture on the whole is proving popular too: if you're not a fan of the retro style, you might also be taken by the adaptability of some styles of cart as a vital bit of extra storage in a small living space.Gaze upon luxurious marble and smoked glass carts that hark back to the Art Deco era and the golden age of cocktails; edgy tubular metal trolleys that scream 80s utility style; chic Scandinavian stained wood for pared-back parties; mid-century walnut-veneer and brass straight out of Don Draper's office and even folding 1960s aluminium tea-lady trolleys can make quite the style statement. With shelves to store bottles and glassware and a top the ideal height for mixing drinks, each style of cart or trolley lends itself to a carefully curated display of stock. Choose your craft spirits, glassware, shakers, stirrers and other cocktail kit from the wide range now on offer and create not just a practical serving station but a super-stylish addition to any interior.
When it comes to boozy beverages, vodka is the undisputed king. From the Bloody Mary to the Moscow Mule, vodka is the alcoholic chameleon that is the base of many of the world's most beloved cocktails. In Vodka: Shake, Muddle, Stir, Dan Jones introduces readers to some fun and classy ways to consume this cherished tipple. Starting with the basic kit for your home bar, and following with the best vodka-makers on the planet, this book will have you shopping for your bartending tools like a pro. With more Martini and Cosmopolitan recipes than you can shake a cocktail shaker at, as well as a glut of amazing cocktails you have never even heard of, this is a collection that will enhance your drink repertoire forever. Including recipes for DIY syrups, sours, infusions and more,Vodka: Shake, Muddle, Stir will show you just how versatile this timeless liquor is.
Whisky is the world's favourite spirit and is enjoying booming sales, yet too often it's shrouded in mystery, myth and complex-sounding terminology. This authoritative book, written by three world experts, gives simple advice on how to seek out and enjoy the immense diversity of flavours and styles on offer, and how to become more adventurous. As with any subject, the more you know, the more you can appreciate and enjoy it. This book aims to equip you with enough knowledge to be able to find your way around the whisky sections of a specialist drinks retailer and to help you feel confident choosing whisky in a bar or restaurant. We aim to demystify whisky without taking away the magic. The history of whisky and production methods are clearly explained, and there is advice on how to nose, taste and savour, as well as a selection of classic whisky cocktails and advice on matching food and whisky. The book covers not just famous Highland malts, Irish pot still whiskeys and American bourbons, but also whiskies from Japan, Canada, Australia and India.
Drink your way through Japan (even from home) with the help of this book! Japan is home to some of the world's most interesting alcoholic beverages from traditional Sake and Shochu to Japanese whisky, beer, wine and cocktails that are winning global acclaim and awards. In this comprehensive survey of Japanese drinks, experts Stephen Lyman and Chris Bunting cover all the main types of beverages found in Japanese bars and restaurants, as well as supermarkets and liquor stores around the world. The book has chapters on Sake, Shochu, whisky, wine, beer, Awamori (a moonshine-like liquor from Okinawa), Umeshu plum wine and other fruit wines. There is also a fascinating chapter on modern Japanese-style cocktails complete with recipes so you can get the authentic experience, including: Sour Plum Cordial; Sakura Martini; Improved Shochu Cocktail; Far East Side Cocktail. Thorough descriptions of the varieties of each beverage are given along with the history, production methods, current trends and how to drink them. Detailed bar and buyer's guides at the back of the book list specialist establishments where readers can go to enjoy and purchase the drinks, both in Japan and cities around the world, including London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Shanghai and more! This is an indispensable book for anyone interested in brewing, distilling, new cocktails or Japanese culture, travel and cuisine. Kampai! Cheers!
No such thing as a cure for a hangover? Guess again, thanks to one of the world's best bartenders. You wake up, head spinning, stomach churning, wishing you were dead. You have a hangover--and celebrated bartender Salvatore Calabrese is here to help. He explains why we get hangovers and how to avoid them, temper them, and heal them the morning after. To do this, Maestro Calabrese shares his secret drink recipes to lessen the pounding in your head, from the Apothecary, Bartender's Breakfast, and Corpse Reviver to the Spirit Lifter, Suffering Bastard, and Wake-Up Call. If you can't stomach the thought of more booze, try a nonalcoholic remedy, including the Cleanser Cocktail, Dale DeGroff's Macho Gazpacho, or a Virgin Mary. Packed with insightful quotes, expert advice, and a generous dose of humor, Hair of the Dog also provides a handy hangover scale to judge your level of suffering, a three-day detox program, and a collection of herbal remedies. With the Maestro's help, you'll be back on your feet in no time!
Fourth edition, fully revised and updated. 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from Canada, India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!
With 50 gin-based cocktail recipes - from classics to contemporary twists - this is a must-have for anyone Gin the Mood for a good time. Ah gin, how we love you. Lifter of spirits, enhancer of vibes, reliever of stress and instigator of stimulating conversations; where would we be without your reassuringly delicious qualities? And the best thing about gin? There's never not a good time to enjoy a gin cocktail, whether it's a restorative Corpse Reviver to shake off the hangover, a perfectly mixed G&T to sip at a leisurely lunch, a pre-prandial Negroni to whet the appetite, or a bone-dry Martini to enjoy as a night-cap. Gin the Mood showcases some of the most superlative examples-it's a celebration of the gin cocktail in its myriad forms. From the aforementioned classics to cutting-edge concoctions like the elderflower-infused Space Gin Smash, the 50 examples proffered here are must-tries for any self-respecting ginthusiast. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us drink gin.
For Prosecco drinkers everywhere, this delightful little book is packed full of helpful tips for how to store, chill and serve your bottles of liquid gold, as well as numerous ideas for delicious Prosecco cocktails. Within these pages you can also find handy suggestions for other sparkling wines to look out for and ideas for how to add some pizzazz to your table with some unlikely but brilliant recipes for cooking with Prosecco.
From Harvey Wallbangers to Cosmopolitans, and from the classic 007 Martini to a brooding Black Russian, this little book is packed full of your favourite vodka cocktail recipes, as well as surprising food pairings and recipes for cooking with vodka. With ideas and tips for how best to store, serve and taste, you're sure to quench your thirst for vodka knowledge!