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Left Coast Libations: The Art of West Coast Bartending: 100 Original Cocktails Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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Munat is delightfully entertaining, and his keen wit, coupled with a little sarcasm and a touch of attitude, have served him well here. It’s a darned good read.” Gary Regan, author, The Joy of Mixology
Ted and Michael’s book is the finest attempt anyone has made to reveal the movement that culinary cocktail-making has become.” Scott Beattie, author, Artisanal Cocktails
I am so very pleasantly surprised to learn that not only do some of our Western Territories have bars, butif we are to believe this amusing and informative little volumethe conduct of those institutions is frequently placed in the hands of individuals who thoroughly know their business. I should like to visit them some day.” David Wondrich, author, Imbibe!
About the Author
Ted Munat is a writer and raconteur. He lives in Seattle. Michael Lazar blogs about the research and re-creation of exotic and historic cocktail ingredients on the blog Stirred, Not Shaken. He lives in Oakland. Jenn Farrington is an advertising, editorial, and documentary photographer. Her photography has appeared in Gourment, USA Today, and Wine and Spirits. She lives in San Francisco.
Top customer reviews
The book has two major parts: The bartenders and the drinks.
The Bartenders: the descriptions at times can seem to be trying too hard, and other times have a sense of inside jokes amongst the brethren behind the stick. Though the bartenders chosen for this book are the best out there. I have met a few of them featured in LCL and can honestly say they are people who make cocktails an art.
The Drinks: The drinks are great. I've made two so far, the Bardstown and the Filibuster. The cocktails are some of the best out there. Just start making them and working your way through the book.
Love this book and the bartenders and drinks inside.
But where to begin? This quirky yet very informative book has made me want to learn more about the art of the cocktail and visit more of the locations where these wizards of mixology practice their arts. It's incredibly informative, tantalizing and fun to read.
There's no product placement, no agenda and no corporate sponsorship. Just a beautiful book featuring some really great bartenders, a book made by two guys that really love cocktails.
For full disclosure though, I'm partisan - two of my drinks are in the book, but the fact is that this is a really great cocktail book. Well done, guys.