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Speakeasy : Classic Cocktails Reimagined, From New York's Employees Only Bar (Hardcover) (Jason Kosmas &

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Time-honored cocktails like the New York Sour and the Sidecar were born during the era of Prohibition, the blessedly bygone social experiment that turned drinking into an underground adventure. In those days, hard beverage options were usually made with homemade hooch and flavorings of dubious origin and quality. Thankfully, a cocktail renaissance has emerged in many of today’s bars, where inventive drinks showcase both the artistry and craft of bartending. At their moody and atmospheric West Village bar-restaurant Employees Only, master mixologists Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric can regale you with colorful tales of cocktail origins—or just pour you a mean drink. InSpeakeasy, Kosmas and Zaric take their inspiration from traditional favorites, then use the finest spirits, the freshest ingredients, and a good measure of reverence for their craft to elevate the mixed drink to artisanal status.More than 80 imaginative libations that riff on the classics are showcased in this one-of-a-kind collection. Recipes emphasize fresh fruits and herbs, homemade syrups and infusions, and a careful balancing of flavors, with a mind toward seasonality. A Ginger Smash is offered in four different versions: kumquat, pineapple, pear, or cranberry, depending on the time of year. The Millionaire becomes the Billionaire with the addition of homemade grenadine and 107-proof bourbon. And the South Side becomes the West Side by replacing the gin with sun-kissed Meyer lemon–infused vodka. With the specter of Prohibition firmly in the past,Speakeasy shares recipes for the choicest potent potables, reimagining the finest drinks of yesterday for today’s thirsty imbibers.
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.
Number of Pages: 170
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages / Wine + Spirits
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Jason Kosmas & Dushan Zaric
Language: English
Street Date: October 12, 2010
TCIN: 12850139
UPC: 9781580082532
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-0066
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