Alchemy in a Glass - The Essential Guide to Handcrafted Cocktails

Alchemy in a Glass - The Essential Guide to Handcrafted Cocktails

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Alchemy in a Glass shows readers how to create stunning transformations of spirits and ingredients at home, and helps them understand the art of balancing flavours, mixers, and spirits with the guidance of cocktail craftsman, Greg Seider. Seider, who has created cocktail programs for top New York City restaurants as well as running the acclaimed Summit Bar in the East Village, has a culinary background, and approaches cocktail creation as the art of understanding how different flavours work together and develop over the course of a drink. He prizes the use of fresh, seasonal, and homemade ingredients, which he uses to infuse and garnish his drinks. Drawing on Seider's experience developing cocktail programs for acclaimed chefs such as Thomas Keller and Eric Ripert, this book will go beyond recipes to help readers understand how flavours work in a drink, giving them the why as well as the how. Taking each cocktail as a journey for the palette, Seider shares recipes for more than fifty original cocktails, punches, and classics with a twist, as well as recipes for bitters, garnishes, infusions and elixirs that make his drinks the exciting, unique creations that they are.
Perfect for food lovers and a must for aspiring and experienced home mixologists, this book is an inspiring companion for anyone who likes to taste.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 137 x 199 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 100 color illustrations
  • 0847842185
  • 9780847842186
  • 257,311

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"Top-Shelf Book about Drinking. A bonus for the health-conscious: all of the book's recipes use low-glucose, vegan friendly agave syrup." -New York Times T Blog "This outstanding collection is a fantastic resource--and would make an awfully nice holiday gift itself." -Food & Wine

..".a guide with textbook-like detail on how to mingle flavors and garnish drinks like a pro." -Time Magazine

..".guaranteed to boost your bartending skills and wow the crowd at your next cocktail party...beautiful photographs." -Town&Country
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About Greg Seider

Greg Seider has worked at notable culinary and cocktail destinations, such as The Mercer Kitchen, Asia de Cuba, The Box, Minetta Tavern, and The Standard Hotel in Miami. In 2009, he opened The Summit Bar, which New York Magazine named Best Cocktail Bar. He created the cocktail program for the lounge at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Bernadin and co-owns the restaurants Prima and Manhattan Cricket Club.
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