Growing demand for alcohol-free drinks has inspired bartenders across the US to spend time and creative energy developing complex beverages that offer the balance of flavors that typify classic and contemporary cocktails. Bainbridge, a food journalist and James Beard Award-nominee, presents here an appealing and engaging survey of some of the best ideas out there.
Contributors include bartenders from neighborhood favorites and national hot spots, as well as some of the leading names in bartending, such as Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Jim Meehan, and Julia Momose. The names of the drinks display the same playful memorability one expects of drinks made with alcohol, and promise much of the same nuance. For instance, Cherry & Smoke pairs the complexity of Lapsang Souching tea with tart cherry juice. The Grapefruit Radler mixes non-alcholic beer with fresh citrus juice. And Don't Touch My Car Keys riffs on Tiki traditon with a mix of coconut syrup, lime juice, and mint.
Highly appealing and useful, both for home kitchens and anyone running a bar program.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.