Artisanal Cocktails

Artisanal Cocktails

Drinks Inspired by the Seasons from the Bar at Cyrus

By Scott Beattie; Sara Remington (Photographer)

Ten Speed Press, Hardcover, 9781580089210, 150pp.

Publication Date: November 2008

A lush, full-color collection of 50 cocktail recipes using organic, sustainable produce, handcrafted ingredients, and local artisanal spirits, from the bar manager at the award-winning Cyrus restaurant.
Inspired by the bounty of Sonoma County's organic farms and local distilleries, Scott Beattie shakes up the cocktail world with his extreme twists on classic bar fare. In ARTISANAL COCKTAILS, Beattie reveals his intense attention to detail and technique with a collection of visually stunning and astonishingly tasty drinks made with top-shelf spirits, fresh-squeezed juices, and just-picked herbs and flowers. In creatively named recipes such as Meyer Beautiful (My, You're Beautiful), Hot Indian Date, and the Grapes of Roth, Beattie combines flavors and aesthetics as meticulously as a chef to produce party-worthy concoctions guests won't soon forget.
"Scott Beattie of Healdsburg's Cyrus restaurant turns cocktail creation into an extreme sport." Linda Murphy, San Francisco Chronicle
"The most extreme practitioner of this cocktailian focus on fresh and local ingredients is Cyrus's Scott Beattie. The drinks Beattie makes with this bounty are uniformly gorgeous. And Beattie's virgin versions of several drinks are so good that you barely miss the booze." Gourmet
"This jewel box of a restaurant features an outstanding bar that showcases an innovative seasonal cocktail list overseen by mixologist Scott Beattie his Manhattan made with vanilla-infused bourbon is a perfect counterpoint to a day of wine tasting." Bon AppetitReviews & Awards
IACP International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards, Wine, Beer & Spirits Category Finalist Scott Beattie is a virtuoso among drink designers Playboy Artisanal Cocktails turns bartending into a culinary art form Men's Journal"Try something new this year from Artisanal Cocktails....More than just a collection of drinks recipes, the book is full of tips and secrets for making syrups and garnishes as well as techniques for decorating the rim of your crystal." Metropolitan Home"Artisanal Cocktails is shaping up to become the indispensable cookbook of farm-to-glass cocktails." New York Times"Beattie confers an innovative flair to classic bar fare in this collection of 50 recipes with gorgeous full-color photos...Beattie's recipes will appeal to the adventurous soul who desires to explore a new approach to cocktail making." Library Journal
"Beattie's book is a giant leap for cocktail-kind...The beauty of this book goes way beyond the petal-porn of its edible-flower garnishes. Working through a few of Beattie's recipes will give you new skills and techniques, so even if you don't have access to pineapple guavas, you will look at the produce section in a fresh light." Gourmet
The drinks are stunning to look at .Served with ice and a single, restrained slice of orange, the Painful Punch, as Mr. Beattie calls it, is simple, elegant and is one of several excellent recipes in Mr. Beattie's book. The Wall Street Journal's Weekend Journal "Beattie...has created a cocktail book worthy of a chef" Marin Magazine "Beattie is as adept with the classics as he is with his own modern creations." San Francisco Magazine.

About the Author

Ethel Brennan is a writer and photography stylist. When she was a child, she and her family lived in Provence, where her parents owned a goat cheese farm. Although her family returned to California while she was still young, most of her childhood summers were spent traveling in France from Paris to the rustic countryside of Provence where her parents kept the farmhouse. She is now based in San Francisco and travels frequently to France with her twin boys and French husband. She is the author of "Herbes de Provence", "Baby Gifts" and co-author of "Citrus", "Sun Dried Tomatoes", "Goat Cheese", "A Children's Kitchen Garden" and most recently "At the Farmers' Market with Kids". Sara Remington is an award-winning food and travel photographer based in San Francisco. She has photographed over 30 cookbooks, including "The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook" by Rachel Saunders, "My Calabria" by Rosetta Costantino, "The Mozza Cookbook" by Nancy Silverton, "The Wild Table" by Connie Green, "Plum Gorgeous" by Romney Steele, and "Vino Argentino" by Laura Catena. She was nominated for a James Beard Award for her photography in "The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook" and continues to travel the globe shooting for publishing companies, editorials, and advertising. Her work is inspired by the tactile and visual experiences of her childhood road trips in the United States and France.

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