New Cocktail Books: Beaches, Boston, Australia, Rum, and Moonshine
May 03, 2017
Here are the latest batch of booze books hitting store shelves and online warehouses and flying through the air as digital copies.
The descriptions below are from the publishers and are not reviews.
Beach Cocktails: Favorite Surfside Sips and Bar Snacks
Cheers! Bottoms Up! It's time for a beach cocktail! Whether you are on the shores of a sandy beach or at home with a gathering of friends, serve up thirst-quenching flavored cocktails of the coast like Hawaiian Mai Tais, Cuban Daiquiri's, Key West Rum Runners or a Brazilian Caipirinhas!
Over the last 20 years Coastal Living has provided readers with the best of seaside life, and now with BEACH COCKTAILS they serve up delicious cocktail recipes alongside beautifully photographed coastal scenery to delight the casual reader, mixologist, or guest alike.
More than just a pretty cocktail book, BEACH COCKTAILS covers it all: learn the origin and key ingredients of tiki bar favorites, gear up with the 4-1-1 on must-have bar essentials, and refresh your bar-basics like making simple syrups, creating fun garnishes and learning to muddle! Whether you prefer a classic sip on the sand, a cutting-edge contemporary toddy, or a refreshing mocktail while watching the tide roll in, BEACH COCKTAILS is your thirst-aid kit.
A Spot at the Bar: Welcome to the Everleigh: The Art of Good Drinking in Three Hundred Recipes by Michael Madrusan and Zara Young
What'll it be? Something light and refreshing, or big and boozy? Join the internationally acclaimed team from The Everleigh for an evening of good drinking, festive hosting and classic style. From an aperitif at sundown, a nightcap in the early hours, right through to a hair of the dog the morning after, we invite you on a wild and romantic journey in celebration of the golden era of drinking and entertaining.
The Everleigh, Australia's best cocktail bar, is about mystery and awe that builds anticipation and excitement about the evening ahead and then, ultimately, lives up to that expectation, every time. Michael founded the bar with the late Sasha Petraske, the man responsible for opening Milk & Honey in New York and thus forever changing the way bartenders throughout the world made drinks. The bar was designed to deliver detail-oriented, attentive service to focus on your experience, and their skill lies in making it a great one. From this it is easy to understand why The Everleigh is more than just a bar - it is an experience - and A Spot at the Bar: Welcome to The Everleigh is an invitation into their inner sanctum.
With more than three hundred recipes for fond and forgotten classic cocktails, including our favourite variations, A Spot At The Bar will transport you back to the golden era of elegant drinking. Tips and tricks for hosting the perfect soirée, what to pour into your punchbowl and how to dress with savvy style, round out a cocktail book like no other.
So, what are you waiting for? Time to find a spot at the bar...
Moonshine Mixology: 60 Recipes for Flavoring Spirits & Making Cocktails by Cory Straub
Learn to make white lightning and delicious, down-home drinks!
Take a fun-filled adventure into making and partaking of mountain spirits with Moonshine Mixology. Beginning with a short, rollicking history of lightning in a bottle, ’shine expert Cory Straub details all the equipment you’ll need to brew it, offers an in-depth overview of the process, and shares recipes for creating delicious flavor bases and a bevy of tasty, tub-thumpin’ cocktails. Along the way, you’ll learn valuable tips on storing, packaging, and serving your hooch, plus fun facts and witty quotes that’ll have your granpappy slappin’ his knee.
The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution by Tristan Stephenson
Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson.
The Curious Bartender’s Rum Revolution is the fifth book by bestselling author Tristan Stephenson. Explore rum’s remarkable history from its humble origins to its status as life-blood of the Royal Navy and its love affair with Cuba. Discover its darker past, with tales of devils, pirates and its reputation as the revolutionary spirit. This fabled drink is in the midst of another revolution, transforming from uninspiring grog to premium product, with aged and spiced premium varieties leading the charge. Learn about how rum is made, from the science of sugar cane and molasses to distillation and unique ageing techniques. The Rum Tour will transport you to the most exciting rum distilleries the world has to offer, with Tristan’s signature tasting notes guiding you towards the right rum at the right time. Explore the legendary Caribbean home of rum to the pioneering rum makers around the world embracing dynamic new techniques and taking flavor to dizzy new heights. Finally, Tristan’s mixology skills will help you master jazzed-up versions of the Mai Tai and Mojito, perfect a Planter’s Punch and keep you on trend with Brazil’s famous Caipirinha and Batida cocktails, made with rum’s sister spirit, cachaça.
Boston Cocktails: Drunk & Told by Frederic Yarm
Boston Cocktails: Drunk & Told is the 5 year follow-up to the 2012 Drink & Tell: A Boston Cocktail Book. The first book was described as "a cocktail historian's tour of a city he knows and love," and this book continues on with that theme with over 850 novel recipes from over 100 bars and restaurants in the Greater Boston area.
In addition, there are essays on hospitality, cocktail trends, and tributes to Boston bartender greats to round out this love letter to the Boston drink scene. From famous bars and bartenders to lesser known establishments and drink slingers, this book captures the tapestry of what makes Boston truly a cocktail town.
Boston Cocktails: Drunk & Told is perfect for the home bartender, for the Boston barfly looking for a memento, and for the professional bartender seeking inspiration on improving their trade.
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