The Cocktail Bible: Over 600 Cocktails Shaken, Stirred and On the Rocks

Editor Sarah Whitecap Books Ltd.

Whitecap Books Ltd. | June 10, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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The perfect party companion.

What is a Mojito compared to a Martini compared to a John Collins? The Cocktail Bible features up-to-date recipes of all the classic cocktails as well as the newest favorites. Choose from more than 650 delicious drinks, including the:

  • Whiskey Daisy
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Gin Garden
  • Bossanova
  • Monte Carlo Sling
  • Passion Fruit Margarita
  • Mango Bellini

The many tips and techniques in The Cocktail Bible allow any amateur bartender to mix like a pro.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.3 × 9.7 × 2 in

Published: June 10, 2005

Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552856852

ISBN - 13: 9781552856857

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The Cocktail Bible: Over 600 Cocktails Shaken, Stirred and On the Rocks

The Cocktail Bible: Over 600 Cocktails Shaken, Stirred and On the Rocks

Editor Sarah Whitecap Books Ltd.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.3 × 9.7 × 2 in

Published: June 10, 2005

Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552856852

ISBN - 13: 9781552856857

About the Book

Up-to-date recipes for more than 650 mixed drinks, from classics to the newest favorites. Also includes tips and techniques on bartending.

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Excerpted from the Introduction The History of the Cocktail The word "cocktail" conjures up all sorts of images, mainly associated with decadence, indulgence, and celebration. A cocktail is enjoyed at a slower pace than other drinks, created with such care and attention to detail that it is often saved for special occasions. A cocktail is essentially a spirit base (usually gin, vodka, whiskey rum, or tequila) combined with a mixer, which could be a fruit juice, tonic, or another non-spirit alcohol. A third ingredient -- the flavoring -- is sometimes added to complement the base spirit and to add a more distinctive taste to the cocktail. This can be anything from Angostura bitters to a sugar cube. Although there are now many thousands of cocktails in existence, the "classic" drinks will generally only include a combination of these three components. What's in a Name? If we take a look at the actual word and remove the implied meaning, it seems a rather odd word to describe an extravagant alcoholic drink. So, where did it originate? Unfortunately there's no straightforward answer to this question, although there are a number of interesting theories -- some more credible than others. It has been suggested that the name is a literal description of the cock's tail feather used to decorate drinks that were a concoction of spirits. Another theory is that the name was adapted from the French word coquetier, which means egg cup, while yet another claims that the name was f
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Table of Contents

Introduction

  • The History of the Cocktail
  • Different Types of Cocktail
  • Bar Basics
  • Tips and Techniques

Whiskey
Vodka
Gin
Rum
Brandy
Tequila
Wine and Champagne
Other Spirits and Liqueurs
Alcohol-free

Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

From the Publisher

The perfect party companion.

What is a Mojito compared to a Martini compared to a John Collins? The Cocktail Bible features up-to-date recipes of all the classic cocktails as well as the newest favorites. Choose from more than 650 delicious drinks, including the:

  • Whiskey Daisy
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Gin Garden
  • Bossanova
  • Monte Carlo Sling
  • Passion Fruit Margarita
  • Mango Bellini

The many tips and techniques in The Cocktail Bible allow any amateur bartender to mix like a pro.