Every cocktail has a twist Master 25 classic drinks and craft more than 200 variations

Carey Jones

Book - 2023

"Shake up your cocktail routine with this easy-to-follow guide from the critically acclaimed authors of Be Your Own Bartender. You love your favorite libations, but sometimes you want something different that you know you'll like. Providing all the tools you need to create delicious new concoctions, this comprehensive collection reconfigures 25 timeless tipples, from Bloody Marys, Daiquirís, and Manhattans to Margaritas, Negronis, and Old-Fashioneds. Whether you're a new enthusiast or a seasoned expert, these original riffs will transform your go-to drinks. Featuring more than 200 recipes with numerous adaptations for different tastes and surprising flavor combinations, Every Cocktail Has a Twist also includes Mix and Match ...options for additional variations and batching instructions for gatherings, making the book even more useful. Remixing the classics has never been easier." --

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New York : The Countryman Press [2023]
Main Author
Carey Jones (author)
Other Authors
John McCarthy, 1975- (author)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
270 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The Basics
  • Eight Steps to Better Cocktails
  • 1. Aperol Spritzes
  • 2. Bloody Marys
  • 3. Cobblers
  • 4. Daiquiris
  • 5. Eggnogs
  • 6. Espresso Martinis
  • 7. French 75s
  • 8. Gimlets
  • 9. Hot Toddies
  • 10. Mai Tais
  • 11. Manhattans
  • 12. Margaritas
  • 13. Martinis
  • 14. Mint Juleps
  • 15. Mojitos
  • 16. Mules, Stormies & Bucks
  • 17. Negronis
  • 18. Old-Fashioneds
  • 19. Palomas
  • 20. Pimm's Cups
  • 21. Sangrias
  • 22. Sazeracs
  • 23. Sidecars
  • 24. Tom Collinses
  • 25. Whiskey Sours
  • Appendix: Syrups, Juices, Infusions, Sugars & Salts
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
Review by Library Journal Review

Jones and McCarthy (Be Your Own Bartender) are back with their second book for behind the bar, focusing on building classic cocktails from the Bloody Mary to the gimlet. This married mixologist-and-writer duo take readers on a journey to develop their palates, their bars, and most importantly, the perfect drink. First, the book covers the basics: tools, glassware, and techniques (when to shake vs. stir; how to garnish and muddle to perfection). Then each standard cocktail is presented next to a breakdown of its spirits and history, along with a plethora of playful and flavorful variations. The writing is knowledgeable and comprehensive but not pretentious. The clearly labeled photography is vivid and will provide plenty of inspiration for creating a stunning cocktail. Beneficial tips, spirit-purchasing recommendations, and batching instructions are found throughout the book and bring added value. Readers will enjoy exploring the volume's standards mixed drinks and then using the book's other tools to create new flavor palettes. VERDICT The perfectly crafted cocktail construction instruction provided in this book and way it teaches readers to riff on flavors will transform any home bartender into a mixologist, making this a sure-to-be-loved addition to entertaining and mixology shelves.--Sarah Tansley

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