Whether you're planning a lavish party or just indulging in a nightcap, The Classic Cocktail Bible gives you a range of inspirations to create the exotic and the timeless. Cocktails are soaring in popularity as the nation's tastes grow more sophisticated and people are thirsty for new flavours and experiences.
Beautifully illustrated with mouth-watering full colour photography, the book includes long and short drinks, still and sparkling, fruity and refreshing as well as creamy and indulgent - you'll never tire of trying the new concoctions.Includes 200 recipes with age-old classics such as the daiquiri, dry martini, margarita and Long Island ice tea. Each spirit is thoroughly explained to give you advice on selecting what to buy and perfecting its accompaniments. There's also a selection of fantastic insider tips, a full glossary of terms and step-by-step guides to mastering different techniques.A history of the evolution and culture of cocktails immerses you in a more glamorous era and The Classic Cocktail Bible allows you to taste it for yourself.
Allan Gage has worked in and managed bars all over the world. Recently settled in London, he runs Sweet & Chilli, a company providing fully functional cocktail bars for one-off events and celebrations.
Introduction Vodka - including Sea Breeze, Bloody Mary, White Russian, Vodka Caipiroska and Vodkatini Shake it like a Mixologist Tools of the Trade Gin - including Gin Sling, Moon River, Abbey Road, Ginger Tom and Delft Donkey The Glass is Always Half-full Whisky - including Mint Julep, Lynchburg Lemonade, New Yorker and Whisky Sour Keep your Spirits up Tequila - including Mexican Mule, Bloody Maria, Pink Cadillac Convertible and Rude Cosmopolitan Pretty as a Pitcher Brandy - including Brandy Alexander, American Beauty, Shanghai and Brandy Classic Other Wines and Spirits - Champagne Cocktail, Singapore Sling, Caipirinha and Pisco Sour Glossary