The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails

The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails

Book - 2015 | First edition
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Baker & Taylor
Shares over 350 cocktail recipes as well as advice on stocking a bar and stories from famed New York Times journalists.

Simon and Schuster
More than 350 drink recipes old and new with great writing from The New York Times.

The cocktail hour is once again one of America&;s most popular pastimes and one of our favorite ways to entertain. And what better place to find the secrets of great drink-making than The Times?

Steve Reddicliffe, the &;Quiet Drink&; columnist for The Times, brings his signature voice and expertise to this collection of delicious recipes from bartenders from everywhere, especially New York City.  Readers will find treasured recipes they have enjoyed for years&;the classics like the Martini, the Old-Fashioned, the Manhattan, the French 75, the Negroni &;as well as favorites from the new generation of elixirs borne of the craft distilling boom.

Reddicliffe has carefully curated this essential collection, with memorable writing from famed New York Times journalists like Mark Bittman, Craig Claiborne, Toby Cecchini, Eric Asimov, Rosie Schaap, Robert Simonson, Melissa Clark, William L. Hamilton, Jonathan Miles, Amanda Hesser, William Grimes and many more.

This compendium is arranged by cocktail type, with engaging essays throughout. Included are notes on how to set up your bar, stock, and run it&;and of course hundreds of recipes, from Bloody Marys to Irish Coffees.

The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails is the only volume you will ever need to entertain at home, whether it&;s just for two, or for pleasing a crowd.

Publisher: Kennebunkport, Maine : Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781604335873
Branch Call Number: 641.874 ESSENTIAL
Characteristics: 477 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Nov 17, 2015

It's a decent enough cocktail guide, but at 477 pages, it packs way too much in and has some suspect opinions and recipes. There are some good articles and nice pictures, but I wouldn't say it's a very practical guide to making your own drinks. I found "The 12 Bottle Bar" more useful.


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