Zero Proof: 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Mindful Drinking

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More and more often, people for various reasons want non-alcoholic drinks, and bartenders are beginning to take notice. For anyone who’s faced scorn when deciding not to imbibe, it’s encouraging to see this choice becoming more popular and accepted. Recipes here are varied, from Floral and Fruity to  Vegetal and Savory to Rich and Decadent. The drinks’ creators (innovating bartenders) have obviously taken care to balance flavors and tastes. There’s a lot to explore here, and recipes are detailed with careful and easy-to-follow directions. Everyone will be able to find several interesting drinks to try, whatever their past experience with alcoholic drinks. In many recipes, there does seem to be an emphasis on trying to replicate an alcoholic drink (using, for example, Ritual Zero Proof gin alternative or Seedlip distilled non-alcoholic spirit)  which may be frustrating for someone looking for non-alcoholic flavors that will stand on their own. Another possible frustration is the frequent inclusion of difficult-to-source or unfamiliar ingredients, and you will definitely need a good juicer. The photos that accompany each drink are beautifully staged, showing you how to present each cocktail with graciousness and respect, for both the drink and the drinker.

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Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date 13-Apr-2021
ISBN 9780358211914 Buy this Book
Issue August 2021
Category Cooking, Food & Wine