The Curious Bartender

The Curious Bartender : The Artistry & Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail

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In this new small-format edition of Tristan Stephenson's original best-selling book, he explains the origins of the cocktail and showcases classic drinks alongside his own ingenious reinventions.

A true master of his craft, in this book bartender, restaurateur, spirit consultant, brand owner and drinks author Tristan explores and experiments with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, he explains their intriguing origins, introducing the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them. Moving on, he reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics. Stay true to the originals with a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or experiment with some of his modern variations to create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe 'air' or an Insta-age Rob Roy with the 'age' on the side. Also included is a reference section detailing all the techniques you will need, making this an essential anthology for the cocktail enthusiast.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 123 x 186 x 20.32mm | 426g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • c150 b&w illus and colour photos
  • 1788791541
  • 9781788791540
  • 295,566

About Tristan Stephenson

Tristan Stephenson is an award-winning bar operator, restaurateur, author and co-founder of Fluid Movement, a globally renowned drinks consultancy. His books The Curious Bartender Volume 1: The Artistry & Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail and The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace were both shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award. Tristan lives in Cornwall. Follow him at @trisstephenson.
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