Kurt Maitland, Clay Risen
"There are many great cocktail books, but this is the only cocktail book you'll ever need." -- Clay RisenDrink is the definitive reference guide for the cocktail renaissance. Inside you'll find something to satify everyone's taste. Drink features: - Over 1,100 easy-to-follow cocktail recipes that span the wide world of spirits - A brief history of cocktails - A comprehensive guide to homemade ingredients, including infusions, shrubs, and simple syrups - Necessary tools to make great cocktails and an explanation of terms - A guide to selecting the right spirits and perfectly garnishing your cocktails - The importance of ice in a cocktail - Chapters specifically dedicated each type of spirit, along with a chapter for mocktails and non-alchoholic beverages - Interviews and signature recipes from industry insiders from bars and bartenders from around the world, from New York City to New Orleans, Belfast to Buenos Aires, and beyond. This tour around the world of cocktails will help you enhance every experience from making a cocktail for yourself or a punch for a party. Kurt Maitland started his whiskey journey with drams of Jameson’s in college. He has been exploring the wider world of spirits in general, and whisk(e)y in particular, ever since. He currently is Deputy Editor of the popular Whiskey Reviewer website and the curator of the Manhattan Whiskey Club. Clay Risen, the deputy op-ed editor at The New York Times, is the author of Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland (October, 2018) and the spirits bestseller American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit. Now in its sixth printing with more than 100,000 copies sold, his groundbreaking guide has quickly become the bible on American whiskey and placed Risen at the top of authorities on the history, business, and diversity of U.S. spirits. Risen has given numerous talks, appeared on television, and served as a judge on multiple spirit award committees. Risen has written widely about spirits for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post. He is the author of several popular American histories, including A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, and the forthcoming The Crowded Hour: Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders and the Dawn of the American Century. He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two young children.