The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique by Jeffrey Morgenthaler with Martha Holmberg. Photographs by Alanna Hale.
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is a completely technique-driven cocktail handbook. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink.
With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast. Whether cocktails are your obsession or your profession, this is the book that will teach you to make them look and taste better, with dozens of recipes for classic cocktails to build your repertoire.