Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Book of Bitters : The Bitter and Twisted History of One of the Cocktail World's Most Fascinating Ingredients

Description

Cocktail bitters are an essential part of any bartender's tool kit, elevating good drinks into great ones. Discover the fascinating story of how bitters came to be a key ingredient in cocktails and try one of the 50 recipes provided by some of the world's best bartenders. Bitters, those little bottles you will find in any bar worth its salt, are the unsung heroes of the cocktail world. Where would the Manhattan be without orange bitters? Cocktail historian and founder of his eponymous bitters company, Dr Adam Elmegirab presents the results of almost a decade of research into bitters, guiding you from the early days of snake-oil salesmen through to the birth of the cocktail, Prohibition and the renaissance of bitters as an essential part of the contemporary bar scene. Adam outlines each of the key botanicals that go into different bitters and explains the science of flavour, describing how each characteristic can be deployed for maximum impact, and summarizes the key techniques for making great cocktails. Most importantly, Adam provides 50 cocktail recipes created by him and some of the world's leading bartenders. These exceptional drinks showcase the different characteristic of bitters and how they can refine a cocktail in unique ways.

Details

Author(s)
Adam Elmegirab
Format
Hardback | 160 pages
Dimensions
190 x 235 x 22.86mm | 711g
Publication date
10 Oct 2017
Publisher
Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
Imprint
Dog 'n' Bone
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
100 col illustrations
ISBN10
1909313947
ISBN13
9781909313941
Bestsellers rank
354,888

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