- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.; illustrated edition edition (November 30, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0910627959
- ISBN-13: 978-0910627955
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $6.17 shipping
+ Free Shipping
The Professional Bartender's Handbook: A Recipe for Every Drink Known - Including Tricks and Games to Impress Your Guests Paperback – November 30, 2007
|New from||Used from|
$0.32 extra savings coupon applied at checkout.
Sorry. You are not eligible for this coupon.
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
...Once folks master all these recipes and techniques, they'll be able to figure out how to make a variation such as a prickly pear margarita on their own. Bottom line: A useful book for any home bartender. --Insatiable, insathope.blogspot.com
About the Author
Great customer service and bartending is not something that is foreign to Valerie. She has served many a happy customer from behind the bar in a restaurant bar for many years. She has also had the opportunity to work with many great bartenders on busy Friday and Saturday nights where the bar top was the place to be. She especially enjoyed training new bartenders and chatting with her many regulars. Valerie resides with her husband, Troy, in Amarillo, Texas where together they operate her freelance writing business, Words You Want, from their home.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Pros: 1,500 recipes, decent mixing instructions, great if you have a lot of ingredients on hand to choose from (a FULL bar), small enough to be kept in your kitchen.
Cons: No "basic" drinks (martini, gin & tonic, pretty much anything that is 2-3 ingredients) so not great for beginners who need recipes for those, no pictures of the drinks, lots of ingredients are needed to be able to just open to a page and try something.
This falls into a category of not professional enough for the pros and not basic enough for the amateurs. I like it enough to keep it, but I'll be looking for a different book as my go-to for a home bar.
Furthermore, all of the games and tricks are for home parties and nothing to use at a bar or pub. When was the last time I bartender told you about a really cool drinking game to play at a bar and then told the rules of "quarters" . . . a standard drinking game for any college kids.
And get this "trick" that she tries to teach you: "the key to making any drink a shot is to resize the drink." Are you kidding me?
Here is another "trick": to make four shots at once, just quadruple the recipe.
In the back of the book she has case studies where she interviews 10 bartenders and asks them the same questions. One of the questions is "what is your least favorite drink to make for a customer?" Great question. But the problem is that one of the answers is "undertow". So when you want to go find out what an undertow is, it is not listed in her recipes so you have no idea.
For a home bartender this book may suffice (but there are better ones out there). For an aspiring professional bartender, this book is a joke.
and own his own business. He LOVES it, says it has everything he needs to
know, and learned a lot he didn't know. Highly recommend.