From Our Editors
In case you didn't know, cocktails are back in
vogue and London's hippest bartender Ben Reed
offers Cool Cocktails to guide us through
these fermented waters. This amazing collection of nearly 100
cocktails is a bartender's dream. Arranged by sprits, the book
covers everything from simple Martinis to elaborate Margaritas.
Filled with both standard and original favourites from the London
club scene, this guide offers much to choose from. Filled with
slick photography by veteran shooter William
Lingwood, the book also offers tips and practical advice
on equipment and glasses. Bottoms up!
From the Publisher
Delicious, glamorous, even slightly decadent-- cocktails are back in vogue. Whether you want to throw a great party of spice up an ordinary evening with a special drink, Cool cocktails will provide all the inspiration you need. Ben Reed, London''s hippest, hottest mixologist, offers a delicious range of recipes for almost 100 classic and contemporary cocktails(arranged by spirit), as well as practical advice on equipment and glasses. Why not start the evening with a classic apertif--a dry Martini, a sparkling Bellini, or an ice-cold Margarita? Of if you want to surprise your guests with something a little more adventurous, then mix up one of Ben''s great original creations--a Bramble, a Cranilla Martini, or a Purple Haze. With stunning photography by William Lingwood and Ben''s wise and witty words, Cool Cocktails will have you reaching for the crushed ice and cocktail shaker on a regular basis. For those moments when you want the taste without the alcohol, there is a selection of delectable non-alcoholic cocktails, including a Shirley Temple and a Pussyfoot. And for the die-hard party goer, Ben recommends several much-needed hangover cures, such as Prairie Oyster and a Corpse Reviver.
About the Author
William Lingwood is one of Britain''s best-known names in food
photography. But he didn''t start that way. As an oil-worker in the
Middle East, he learned to cook from the books of Elizabeth David
and Jane Grigson, and was inspired by the photography of Robert
Fresom and Tessa Treagar. In 1990, he hung up his desert boots and
picked up a camera, and his work now appears in magazines, books,
and advertising campaigns. He photographed "Juices and Tonics" for
Ryland Peters & Small.
Ben Reed has mixed cocktails all over the world, including
stints in Hongkong and South Africa. In 1997 he was named Cocktail
Bartender of the Year in a competition sponsored by Absolut Vodka.
The former bar manager of The Met Bar, Ben left London''s most
fashionable cocktail venue to set up and run Woody''s, also in
London. His column, Barfly, appears in The Times Magazine every
Saturday and he was a consultant for Hollywood Cocktails(Willow
Creek Press). "Cool Cocktails" is his first book. Ben has recently
completed a TV series for the BBC, Shaker Maker.
Published: March 22, 2011
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1841720844
ISBN - 13: 9781841720845