The Craft of the cocktail is possibly the best cocktail book ever written by probably the worlds greatest living book is a must for all professional. The Craft of the Cocktail has ratings and 20 reviews. Alex said: DeGroff is a well-respected cocktailian, but IMO, this book has aged poorly. Publish. The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring recipes from the wolrd’s premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this.

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Dave Young rated it it was amazing Sep 06, I still remember the first Sazerac I had there, and the way it unfolded dwle my senses. Die perfekte Vorbereitung, die perfekte Zubereitung, der perfekte Abend. Published October 15th defroff Clarkson Potter Publishers. You want just the sour mix? It was my first proud moment as a bartender. And it still goes on a little bit. It was the perfect drink for summertime.

I was looking for another book like The Canon Cocktail Book: Covering the entire breadth of this rich subject, The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: Step behind the bar. Those were my Mad Men days. I was at a Chinese restaurant when I noticed the traditional beef with orange dish on the menu, and that sparked something.

The Craft of the Cocktail Book by Dale DeGroff

It was the beginning of my education. When you got DeGroff into the realm of the bitters-tinged cocktail, his subtly aromatic, complex, and a little bit dark and twisted drinks were a treat for the dalw and tongue, even as his urbane presence and stylish economy of motion made it clear you were in the presence of a Real Bartender.


To see what your friends ddale of this book, please sign up. I have just started to take an interest in making cocktails so I picked up this book. I worked at the beautiful Hotel Bel-Air.

It was a hot-shit place. Muddle one cherry, the orange slice, the sugar, both bitters, and a splash of water together.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Carefully remove the cherry husk and orange rind without losing the flavor paste in the bottom of the glass. He wrote that cocktails are as American as baseball, and represent a composite beverage just as Americans are a composite people. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice, and garnish with the remaining Bordeaux cherry.

HardcoverFirst Editionpages. A few years ago I got a call from Jackson Cannon, who runs the bar at Eastern Standard in Boston, to come up for the party celebrating their 21,th Whiskey Smash served.

Bartender Dale DeGroff Fathered the Modern Craft-Cocktail Renaissance

And in the center was a big sea scallop. Phyllis Diller was an amazingly accomplished classic pianist, who could tell jokes while she was playing. Brandon Monk rated it really liked it Mar 18, And this particular hotel? Anyway, fabulous read that I couldn’t recommend more for those interested in the art of cocktails. Although in the ensuing years, when it comes to that particular drink, I’ve developed a slight preference for the simpler perfection of the classic just rye, Peychaud’s Bitters, simple syrup, Herbsaint Sazerac, I still enjoy the plot twists in the story told by DeGroff’s fancified half-and-half rye and cognac for the liquor, and half-and-half Peychaud’s and regular old Angostura handling the bitters requirement version, and I follow his glass-preparation instructions whichever version I make.


Bartender Dale DeGroff Fathered the Modern Craft-Cocktail Renaissance – Robb Report

Scott Fitzgerald drank gin. I had lots of free time when I was working in the mailroom of the ad agency, so I would go through the old files. Cocktall 15, Pages. He’s a cocktail snob and it shows in his ever-so-slightly arrogant comments, his thoughtful layout and great mix of modern and classic drinks.

The Craft of the Cocktail

Eegroff from the Award-Winning Bar which provides great modern cocktail recipes that are often based on classic ones. Click here to sign up. Comments JavaScript is required to load the comments.

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And I gotta tell ya, hotel jobs are the coolest jobs. Jun 19, Wayne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And I get right on the phone to the office: