The World of Spirits and Cocktails

The World of Spirits and Cocktails

The Ultimate Bar Book
Language: English
Layout: more than 1500 illustrations, four-color throughout, hardcover with jacket
Pages: 816
Size: 18,7 x 26,4 cm/10,38 x 7,38 inches

Price: 29,95 €
29,95 £
49,99 $


ISBN: 978-3-8480-0430-0
The World of Spirits and Cocktails is not simply a reference book and collection of recipes, but also a travel guide through the international world of spirits and drinks. In an initial overview the reader learns about the history of the various types of alcoholic drinks and more about the bar itself. Since when have bars existed, how are they equipped and what is the art of mixing cocktails? A peep into the world’s most famous bars is, of course, essential. After this, the most important types of spirits are individually presented – from whiskey & bourbon to rum, chachaca & tequila and liqueurs. The historical background of each drink is explained as is the production process and the correct method of tasting. Information on the most important producers and brands present a survey of the international market and provide useful tips on buying spirits. An extensive recipe section at the end includes more than 150 classic and lesser known mixed drinks, each drink with recipe and color photo. A delight for both professional and hobby bartenders.
What the press says:

“Honestly, this is probably the best book ever produced on alcohol. Six hundred pages are given over to the subject, and every page is beautifully decorated with full-color photographs and reproductions of spirit related art. […] Every bartender who takes the craft seriously should start reading this book as soon as possible!”
DrinkWire, February 6, 2013

“The book brings the world of spirits to the same level of interest and appeal as outstanding books on wines and beers have. And as others have regarding wines and beers, many will be inspired to rewardingly explore this world with this authoritative, reliable work as a guide.”
American Public Media, August 12, 2011

“This imposing and heavy tome deserves to be called the cocktails bible. It covers everything from history to culture, famous bars of then and now plus of course cocktail recipes hence its subtitle ‘the world of spirits and cocktails’.”
Serge the Concierge, July 17, 2011

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