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The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique Hardcover – June 3, 2014
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"...my favorite drinks book of the year is The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique. Mr. Morgenthaler, a well-regarded Portland, Ore.-based bartender and blogger, notes that a great cocktail requires a combination of three elements: recipe, ingredient and technique. He admits that the first two have been well-plumbed in existing books, then lasers in on the third. Just learning how to make his ingenious but simple "MacGyver Centrifuge" with cheesecloth and a salad spinner to filter fruit juices is nearly worth the cover price." - Wayne Curtis, The Wall Street Journal
"Jeffrey Morgenthaler is our kind of guy; an obsessive practitiioner of lost arts and an inventor in his own right." - from Playboy
"An accessible but sophisticated primer that could render the rest of the cocktail library obsolete." - Library Journal
About the Author
Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender and blogger who manages the bar at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon.
Martha Holmberg is the author of Modern Sauces and Crêpes.
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I've trained about 60,000 bartenders in 60-odd (sometimes very odd) countries in the last 15 years. I've founded Europe's largest bar school as well as an award-winning craft cocktail bar, and if I could go back in time I would give Jeffrey's book to each and every student I've ever had. As it is, I will give it to every student I have from now on.
Jeffrey's research, insight and experience have resulted in a book that will shave years off the time needed to master drink making, leaving more time for professionals to concentrate on creativity and hospitality, and for interested Cocktailians** to concentrate on seducing your neighbours' wives (and husbands) at the excellent cocktail parties you will henceforth be able to effortlessly throw.
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* Disclosure: Jeffrey is a friend and contemporary of mine, but such a cheap, thoughtless bastard that not only did he not think to offer me a financial inducement in return for a positive review, I even had to buy my own copy of this annoyingly excellent book.
** Cocktailian = cocktail equivalent of a foodie.
If you are a professional Bartender or just want to know more about Bartending technique/history, this is a must have. I own many books on Bartending, but this one is, by far, my most valuable. It is full of "how to" information and Morgenthaler's insights are unique and genuine. Buy the book!