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The Complete Home Bartender's Guide

Tools, Ingredients, Techniques, & Recipes for the Perfect Drink

Salvatore Calabrese


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Sharpen your skills and master the classics with THE WORLD'S BESTSELLING COCKTAIL BOOK--now thoroughly redesigned, updated, and with all-new, eye-catching photos.

From advice on setting up your home bar and planning a successful cocktail party to selecting the right glass and choosing the right garnish in three easy steps, The Complete Home Bartender's Guide has it all. You'll learn industry terminology, must-have ingredients, including the six essential syrups you should make at home, how to choose a juicy lime every time, how to batch cocktails, how to chill glasses if you don't have room in your freezer, how to create layers in a drink, and the secret to inventing memorable cocktails. Written by award-winning bartender and industry legend Salvatore Calabrese, this indispensable volume covers everything you need to know and provides recipes for hundreds of drinks--from the Algonquin and the Martini to the Negroni and Zombie--as well as new developments in the cocktail world. It will make the perfect addition to your liquor cabinet or bar cart and will help you create picture-perfect drinks every time.

Sterling Publishing (NY), 9781454931751, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

About the Author

Salvatore Calabrese is the bestselling author of 10 books and a past president of the UK Bartenders' Guild. He has received the Tales of the Cocktail Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award and the Imbibe Industry Legend Award. He consults for select brands and judges cocktail competitions internationally. He lives in London with his wife and has three children and one grandson.