October 12, 2010
October 12, 2010
A drinks cookbook from the mixologist owners of Employees Only, a speakeasy-themed bar/restaurant in New York, with 90 recipes for cocktails inspired by classic potent potables.
The Prohibition Era and the Roaring Twenties evoke a time of glamour and intrigue, when speakeasies served alcohol illegally. Mixed drinks like the sidecar were born of the era; however, they were usually made with ingredients of dubious quality. In Speakeasy, authors Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric find inspiration in such time-honored classics, then use the finest spirits, freshest flavorings, and a good measure of reverence for their craft to elevate cocktails to artisanal status. For example, the Mata Hari, one of their signature cocktails, marries chai-infused vermouth with Cognac and pomegranate juice. Their modern takes on classic drinks will make Speakeasy a favorite with trendy imbibers and cocktail traditionalists alike.
Cool, sophisticated, unfussy, and inviting, the jacket cover of SPEAKEASY sets the tone for everything that follows, namely a lovely ride through the world of classic cocktails, updated and re-imagined for today's late night crowd by the owners of the West Village bar Employees Only. You'll find over 80 drinks in these pages; the recipes are precise but never pretentious, and whether you make them at home or drop in to the bar and have an expert mix them up for you, they are guaranteed to add a bit of elegance and ease to your evening.
- Online Item #: 12850139
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-0066
- ISBN: 9781580082532
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported