The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique (Cocktail Book with Cocktail Recipes, Mixology Book for Bartending) (Hardcover)

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By Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Martha Holmberg (With), Alanna Hale (Photographs by)
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*Holiday 2015 Recommendation*

That’s right, technique. Unlike other books which are full of complex recipes and daunting to even the most seasoned home-bartender, Morgenthaler’s book explores the technical side of crafting the perfect cocktail. How exactly do you make strawberry liqueurs at home? What is the proper way to shake vs. stir certain drinks? With step by step guides and photographs, this is the must have book for the home bartender.

— From David

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Looking to impress your family and guests with your cocktails? Look no further than this cocktail recipe book, The Bar Book - Bartending and mixology for the home cocktail enthusiast.

Learn the key techniques of bartending and mixology from a master: Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail and bartender book out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into bar essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks.

Over 60 of the best drink recipes: The Bar Book contains more than 60 cocktail recipes that employ the techniques you will learn in this craft cocktail book. Each technique is illustrated with how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance.

Bartending and mixology techniques include the best practices for:
  • Juicing
  • Garnishing
  • Carbonating
  • Stirring and shaking
  • Choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink
  • And, much more

If you found PTD Cocktail Book, 12 Bottle Bar, The Joy of Mixology, Death and Co., and Liquid Intelligence to be helpful among bartending and mixology books, you will find Jeffrey Morgenthaler's The Bar Book to be an essential bartender book.

About the Author


Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender and blogger who manages the bar at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon.

Martha Holmberg is the author of Modern Sauces and Crêpes.

Praise For…


"An accessible but sophisticated primer that could render the rest of the cocktail library obsolete." - Library Journal

"...my favorite drinks book of the year is The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique. Mr. Morgenthaler, a well-regarded Portland, Ore.-based bartender and blogger, notes that a great cocktail requires a combination of three elements: recipe, ingredient and technique. He admits that the first two have been well-plumbed in existing books, then lasers in on the third. Just learning how to make his ingenious but simple "MacGyver Centrifuge" with cheesecloth and a salad spinner to filter fruit juices is nearly worth the cover price." - Wayne Curtis, The Wall Street Journal

"Jeffrey Morgenthaler is our kind of guy; an obsessive practitiioner of lost arts and an inventor in his own right." - from Playboy


Product Details
ISBN: 9781452113845
ISBN-10: 145211384X
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English