The Cocktail Companion
A Guide to Cocktail History, Culture, Trivia and Favorite Drinks
Cheryl Charming, Gary Regan
#1 Amazon New Release! — Become a Cocktail Connoisseur
If you liked The Drunken Botanist, The 12 Bottle Bar or The Savoy Cocktail Book, you’ll love The Cocktail Companion
Drink your way through history: The Cocktail Companion spans the cocktail's curious history—from its roots in beer-swilling 18th-century England through the illicit speakeasy culture of United States Prohibition to the explosive, dynamic industry it is today. Learn about famous and classic cocktails from around the globe, how ice became one of the most important ingredients in mixed drink making, and how craft beers got so big, all with your own amazing drink—that you made yourself!—in hand.
Get advice from your favorite bartender: In The Cocktail Companion, well-known bartenders from around the country offer up advice on everything, including using fresh-squeezed juices, finding artisanal bitters, and creating perfect cubes of ice that will help create intriguing, balanced cocktails. You'll want to take your newfound knowledge from this cocktail book everywhere!
The Cocktail Companion is a compendium of all things cocktail. This bar book features:
- 25 must-know recipes for iconic drinks such as the Manhattan and the Martini
- Cultural anecdotes and often-told myths about drinks' origins
- Bar etiquette, terms, and tools to make even the newest drinker an expert in no time!