Weekend Cooking: Cocktails by Klaus St. Rainer
Publisher: DK | September 6, 2016
Learn the art of mixing perfect drinks with Cocktails, the third “Best Cocktail Book in the World.” Klaus St. Rainer, an award-winning expert voted “Bartender of the Year” in 2013, shares 70 cocktail recipes for all the key classics as well as his own signature creations.
When I think of a bartender’s drink guide, I envision something small and easy to keep behind or near the bar.
Cocktails is something quite different. This book is large and beautiful, designed more like a cookbook. It’s complete with a full color photo of each drink on the page opposite the recipe, as opposed to the classic drink guide, like the smaller and mostly text Mr. Boston Bartender Guide.
The book contains 70 recipes ranging from simple to quite complex plus an introductory section on glassware, tools, ingredients, and preparation techniques. Many of these drinks I had never heard of and, although they sound interesting, some of the ingredients needed and equipment used to make them are not things most people keep on hand.
While this is a beautiful book that looks great on my cookbook shelf, or even as a coffee table book, it is not a practical guide to drink-making. It would, however, make an excellent gift for the aspiring mixologist or cocktail aficionado.
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