You'll Love This If:
- You enjoy making drinks at home
- You enjoy social drinking at bars and pubs
Handcrafted Cocktails will teach readers the art of creating the perfect cocktail from start to finish. Each recipe is inspired by the cocktails of the pre-prohibition era and has the perfect balance of the spirit, the acid, and the flavor interest. Recipes for homemade simple syrups and bitters add to the original, handcrafted flavor of the cocktails. The history of the cocktail will be included to help readers select the perfect drink for their mood or occasion. Recipes will be categorized by the time of day they are typically served, e.g., morning drinks/hangover cures; afternoon drinks; happy hour drinks; dinner drinks; and digestive or after dinner drinks. A section on basic bartending skills will help readers stock their home bar, teach them terminology and show them the theatrics of properly shaking, mixing, pouring and garnishing a cocktail.
About the Author:
Molly Wellmann is a self-taught mixologist and co-owner of Japp's since 1879, Japp's Annex and The Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was voted best mixologist/bartender in Cincinnati by CityBeat magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Molly is a regular contributor to A-line magazine and has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post.