Modern Cocktails

Dozens of Cool and Classic Mixed Drinks to Make You the Life of the Party

About The Book

Dying to know how the pros mix drinks that look amazing and taste even better? Jimmy Dymott has been in the industry since the emergence of the modern cocktail bar, and he knows that hard work and the best ingredients are the true secrets to success behind the bar.
Jimmy Dymott shares sixty of his favorite and most impressive cocktails, from classics like the Old Fashioned and the Gin Fizz, to modern favorites like the Juicy Fruit. He includes recipes for drinks invented at his own bars—with mint, passion fruit, and fresh ingredients, they’re always in high demand. Dymott explores the history of each drink—some spanning from eighth century Persia to the American South in the 1800s. Plus, he offers the tools needed to make each drink pro, the types of bars out there to emulate, and great stories from Dymott’s fifteen years in the cocktail scene. Modern Cocktails is the insider’s introduction to the ingredients, the recipes, and the culture behind the top industry bar.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (May 6, 2014)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781629140063

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Raves and Reviews

"I’ve got a little more hair than him, and he has a few more tattoos, but otherwise, Jimmy Dymott may as well be my brother from another mother. While reading through his book, I found myself pausing to cheer at times: it’s that good. Besides the insightful recipes, beautiful photos, and careful history; he’s chronicled a turning point in his countries cultural history. Having had the privilege of enjoying his handiwork at the Bakery, Marie Laveau and Little Quarter, I don’t think Swedes will ever look back."
Jim Meehan, author of The PDT Cocktail Book

"I’ve got a little more hair than him, and he has a few more tattoos, but otherwise, Jimmy Dymott may as well be my brother from another mother. While reading through his book, I found myself pausing to cheer at times: it’s that good. Besides the insightful recipes, beautiful photos, and careful history; he’s chronicled a turning point in his countries cultural history. Having had the privilege of enjoying his handiwork at the Bakery, Marie Laveau and Little Quarter, I don’t think Swedes will ever look back."
Jim Meehan, author of The PDT Cocktail Book

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