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About The Book

Classic cocktails get a modern update with an infusion of fresh, seasonal, and modern ingredients. With an inspired mix of contemporary and traditional cocktails, and whether to serve them shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, Cocktails offers a flavorful range of spirited beverage options. 

Cocktails features 54 diverse recipes of contemporary cocktail classics with tips on how to stock a bar, garnishes, ice, glassware, hosting a cocktail party. Chapters include: Gin, Whiskey & Bourbon, Tequila, Vodka, Rum, Frozen, Basic Cocktails and Bar Snacks.

Beautifully photographed, this book also covers all the cocktail-making basics, from how to stock a bar, infusions, and garnishes, to serving guidelines, glassware, and hosting a cocktail party. In this compact yet comprehensive book from Williams Sonoma, you’ll find a recipe for any occasion.

In Cocktails, you’ll find recipes for Pineapple Orange Gin Rickey, Bee’s Knees, Elderflower Rose Collins, Maple Sazerac, Blackberry Lemonade Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned with Lemon, Orange and Vanilla, Coconut Cream and Lime Margarita, Ancho Reyes and Cucumber, Grapefruit Rosemary Moscow Mule, Peppermint White Russian, Gingerbread Dark & Stormy, Mango Mai Tai, Frozen Hard Pink Lemonade, Lemon Raspberry Sorbet Prosecco Float, Manhattan, Cosmo, Moscow Mule, Parmesan Twists, Fried Pickles, Devils on Horseback, and many more!  

Excerpt

Essential Bar Tools
When creating a cocktail, begin with high-quality ingredients and a well-stocked bar. Beyond those basics, these indispensable tools will set you up with everything you need to bartend with ease and success.
 
JUICERS
Essential for preparing drinks with fresh citrus, juicers come in many shapes and sizes. A hand- held citrus squeezer is great for lemons and limes, while a citrus reamer is ideal for bigger citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges. Juicers work well for both fruits and vegetables.
 
MUDDLER
Use this baseball bat–shaped tool for crushing fruits, herbs, and sugar cubes. Look for ones made of solid wood with a flat head and long enough to clear the edge of the glass.
 
CHANNEL KNIFE
The v-shaped blade on this stout bar knife cuts long thin strips of citrus for use as a garnish.
 
St-Germain Greyhound
The warm floral notes of St-Germain soften the tart nature of the traditional greyhound without compromising its bright, refreshing taste. Dampen the glass rim with grapefruit and coat it with salt and the Greyhound becomes a Salty Dog.
 
4 OZ (125 ML) FRESH GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
2 OZ (60 ML) VODKA
1 OZ (30 ML) ST-GERMAIN LIQUEUR
1 GRAPEFRUIT SLICE
 
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the grapefruit juice, vodka, and St-Germain. Cover, shake vigorously, and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Garnish with the grapefruit slice.
 
Serves 1
 

About The Author

Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams-Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. Williams-Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. The Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen spearheads the development of culinary content for the brand’s catalog, website, blog, social media programs, cooking schools, and special events.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (May 2018)
  • Length: 104 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681882680

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