Market-Fresh Mixology (Paperback)

Cocktails for Every Season

By Bridget Albert, Mary Barranco

Agate Surrey, 9781572841598, 128pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/1/2008)

List Price: 15.95*
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The craft cocktail movement's recent meteoric rise has fittingly coincided with an increased emphasis on locally sourced foods, so it is only natural that an interest in fresh, seasonal ingredients has become a part of every mixologist's and home bartender's repertoire. Market-Fresh Mixology has been in front of this trend since its original release in 2008, and this beautifully repackaged edition has been updated with several new mouthwatering recipes and insights from mixology's vanguard.

Market-Fresh Mixology shows how to integrate ingredients from a local farmers' market, personal pantry, or backyard garden to create cocktails at a whole new level. Its simple, clean, and contemporary approach to classic and modern cocktails is reintroducing the idea of seasonal drinks, with recipes appropriate for any time of year. Between blistering hot summer days and blustery snowbound winter nights, Market-Fresh Mixology offers a recipe for every occasion -- from the refreshing summer Mojito to the cozy Hot Buttered Rum -- that's as easy to follow as it is delicious.

This practical handbook for enhancing sweet and savory cocktails with seasonal fruits, herbs, and other market-fresh ingredients also includes useful tips on technique, garnishes, glassware, and bar tools, as well as entertaining popular cocktail lore.

About the Author

Bridget Albert currently designs cocktails and trains bartenders throughout the Chicago area, while teaching at The Academy of Spirits & Fine Service on behalf of Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois. She has won numerous cocktail competitions, including the prestigious Bacardi Martini Grand Prix in Turin, Italy, and chairs the Illinois chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. Mary Barranco is a trained educator with a career spanning 20 years in the adult beverage industry.

Praise For Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for Every Season

Praise for Market-Fresh Mixology:

"Plump garnishes, perspiring glasses and a plethora of (rosemary) twigs and berries...we had just been introduced to cocktail porn...Think of [Market-Fresh Mixology] as the antidote to any and every weather emergencyno matter if it’s a scorcher or a snow-in, there’s a cocktail in this book to get you through it." —Time Out Chicago

"[Market-Fresh Mixology features] more than 100 pages of lip-smacking cocktail recipes that feature seasonal fruits, vegetables, and spices." —The RedEye (Chicago)

"This book is a must" —Deb Pankey, Daily Herald

"A veritable compendium of recipes and instructions for making memorable cocktails for every dining, partying, and celebratory occasion." —Midwest Book Review