Original and innovative, the carefully tested recipes and techniques in this guide--collected from the West Coast's most talented bartenders--are sure to delight and satisfy all cocktail fans from novice to connoisseur. Written in a style that is both playful and appreciative, the book provides invaluable information on topics such as what people ought to know about ice (and don't) and what role egg whites can have in a drink. The mouth-watering recipes and lush photographs featured here will make readers excited to create the amazing cocktails of professional mixologists.
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.
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!