This revised and updated edition of Degroff's now classic The Craft of the Cocktail, which was originally released in 2002, includes 100 new recipes and enriched troves of cocktail history.
Degroff, who nurtured and encouraged a generation of mixologists while running the bar program at places such as The Rainbow Room and Windows on the World, is a standard-bearer in the revival of the American cocktail. The New Craft of the Cocktail is written for the serious beginner who's more interested in understanding why a cocktail is good than in making the easiest possible version.
With 500 total recipes that sweep from retooled 1880s classics to contemporary concoctions that utilize newly popular spirits, Degroff offers just the right mix of necessary information and enticing froth to make you feel confident and intrigued about mixing something new.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.