Mod Cocktails

Mod Cocktails : Modern Takes on Classic Recipes from the 40's, 50's and 60's

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In this collection, Natalie Jacob, experienced NYC bartender and founder of the blog Arsenic Lace, brings together the best drinks from the midcentury period, the original era of cocktail parties, tiki bars and martini lunches. Get tips on making professional cocktails and flavoured syrups, as well as building a swanky home bar. Become a pro with egg whites for flips and sours, and master familiar favourites like the Mai Tai, Monte Carlo and more.

Experience glamorous simplicity with sophisticated drinks like the Good Fellow, an elegantly layered blend of Vermouth, bitters, bourbon and Calisaya, a bittersweet orange liqueur popular with pre-prohibition drinkers. Keep it cool with tropical beverages harking back to the 1950's tiki craze, such as the irresistible Missionary's Downfall: rum, brandy and honey syrup brightened with a refreshing dash of lime, and served up over crushed ice. Natalie mixes it up with her own signature midcentury inspired cocktails. Her original Flying Down to Rio, made with cachaca, features warm notes of vanilla, mixed with earthy Thai basil and coconut cream. This book is the perfect gift for cocktail aficionados looking to hone their bartending skills and drink up the history behind iconic recipes. It's also an approachable guide for beginners, with insider advice on how to shake, stir and blend every recipe with precision and style.

This book will have 75 recipes and 75 photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 147 x 206 x 12mm | 498.95g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 1624148298
  • 9781624148293
  • 1,495,670

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"Natalie Jacob has consistently conjured the finest cocktails behind some of the most lauded bars in recent history, and she remains an unrivaled force in the arena to this day."
--Richard Boccato, owner of Dutch Kills, NYC "This book is sure to inspire! If you only have one cocktail book in your house, this should be the one."
--Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson, founders of A Beautiful Mess Mod Cocktails is the new must-have bartending book for the home mixologist! Natalie Jacob is an extraordinarily talented bartender and mixologist whose cocktails not only taste amazing, but look fantastic. In this book, you will learn everything you need to know to craft beautiful, innovative drinks for any occasion.
--Julie Reiner, author of The Craft Cocktail Party and owner of Clover Club
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About Natalie Jacob

Natalie Jacob is a master bartender and the creator of the go-to cocktail blog Arsenic Lace. Currently the bartender at Dutch Kills in Long Island City, Queens, she has worked in high-profile bars in New York City and beyond. Her drinks have been featured in publications such as The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Better Homes and Gardens, Refinery 29 and A Beautiful Mess. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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