The Five-Bottle Bar
I was so excited to get a copy of this book. After all, as the author describes the book, it is like a capsule closet for cocktails: keep these five main spirits on hand, and you can make all these drinks (plus the extra little ingredients, of course). The author, who is the co-founder of an award-winning distillery, lists these five spirits, how to make them, and a little history of each: gin, whisk(ey), vermouth (dry and sweet), and Campari. Now, being a vodka, no gin girl myself, I was surprised that vodka was not on the list, so I read up a little more on the gin section. It turns out gin is actually a flavored vodka. Can I substitute my favorite vodka for the gin in these recipes? Maybe. Will I? Definitely. The book also gives five extra ingredients you’ll need, tools, and an explanation of glassware. The recipes look quite delicious, and the photos are simple and almost reminiscent of those found in a 1950s cookbook like your mom had. I also love that bubbly is included as a sixth bottle (YES!!!), and there are some fun non-alcoholic drinks too. This book is a great learning experience for anyone who wants to learn the art of mixing cocktails.
|Page Count||208 pages|
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|Category||Cooking, Food & Wine|