In this exceptionally clear and succinct guide to the art of making cocktails, author and master mixologist David Wondrich shares his secrets for turning out perfect versions of classic cocktails, a slew of old drinks that should be classics, and a liberal salting of new drinks. Directions for mixing 10 timeless master drinks, including the Brandy Smash, Gin Fizz, and of course the essential Martini, are followed by recipes for related drinks (think Mint Julep, Gin Daisy, and Negroni) old and new. Killer Cocktails is a must-have for every aspiring mixologist.
Dave Wondrich contributes regularly to Esquire, Saveur, Wine and Spirits, and other publications. An authority on the history of the cocktail, he is co-author of Imbibe! a biography of pioneering mixologist Jerry Thomas, and Esquire Drinks, a collection of cocktail recipes.
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A hobby lover who has delved into each of these and more, author Tina Barseghian serves up a playful mix of information and resources to help you get your hobby on and experience a whole new world of fun and relaxation.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.