Cocktail recipes

The Le Bristol Paris Negroni

The Le Bristol Paris Negroni

The Le Bristol Paris Negroni, The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail by Matt Hranek.

The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail

A CENTURY AGO THE COCKTAIL ACHIEVED PERFECTION when, according to legend, Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender in Florence to stiffen an Americano by replacing the soda water with gin.

The world never looked back. With its cosmically simple 1:1:1 ratio, its balance of bitter and sweet, its pleasant kick, its aura of sophistication, the Negroni has bewitched cocktail lovers ever since.

Perhaps none more so than Matt Hranek, who intones this love song to his favorite drink and offers a curated collection of recipes, both the classic and dozens of variations, deviations, and delicious reinterpretations. (more…)

Mixed Berry and Jun Gazoz

Mixed Berry and Jun Gazoz

Mixed Berry and Jun Gazoz, Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks by Benny Briga and Adeena Sussman.

Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks

Starting with plain sparkling soda, a gazoz layers in fresh fruits and flowers, aromatic herbs and spices, ferments, syrups, and other artisanal ingredients, all to create a beautiful marriage of flavour and fizz.

In Gazoz, discover recipes for stone fruit gazoz, citrus gazoz, even “milkshake” gazoz using nut butters.

The possibilities are endless, the results amazing. It’s the best nonalcoholic drink you’ve ever tasted and by far the most fun to make.

Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.


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Classic Sangria

Classic Sangria

Classic Sangria, excerpted from The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails by Nick Mautone (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2021. Photographs by Mette Randem.

The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails by Nick Mautone (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2021. Photographs by Mette Randem.

Learn to master the proportions of a classic Martini or effortlessly put the finishing touches on a Moscow Mule with this essential guide to making classic cocktails.

With the guidance of master mixologist Nick Mautone, anyone can learn to create these classic cocktails at home.

With recipes taken from Raising the Bar (Artisan, 2004), this jam-packed cocktail handbook will teach readers liquor fundamentals, basic mixing techniques, how to prep certain drinks ahead of time, and what drinkware to use for each cocktail.

Within the pages are brunch staples like the Mimosa and Bloody Mary, but also cult favorites, including the Cosmopolitan and Margarita, and spirit-forward cocktails that never go out of style, like the Old Fashioned and Sazerac. With all these favorite recipes at their fingertips, home bartenders can rely on Classic Cocktails for foolproof, easy-to-make cocktails anytime.

The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails: The Very Best Martinis, Margaritas, Manhattans, and More is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing, Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall by Emily Scott. Photography by Kim Lightbody.

Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall

Close your eyes and think of a place where the sky meets the sea; where the weather changes from moment to moment; and where the coastline is beautifully rugged and where surf breaks on endless sandy shores. This is Cornwall. In Sea & Shore, Emily Scott brings together the magic of this beautiful part of the world, with over 80 simple and seasonal recipes for the home cook.

Sea & Shore is more than just a cookbook; it shares the connection between food, a sense of place, and storytelling. With stunning photography, it translates experience and memories into ingredients that come together as simple, rustic dishes that anyone can easily recreate at home.

 

Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Grapefruit Julep

Zero Proof: 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Mindful DrinkingMore than 100 years after Prohibition was enacted, bartenders are actually excited about people not drinking again.

From Dry January and alcohol-free bars opening around the country to people interested in abstaining from drinking for better health, the no-proof movement is one of today’s fastest-growing lifestyle choices, as consumers become more mindful and re-examine their relationship to alcohol.

The no-proof drinker could be anyone, and even traditional bars have taken note with no-alcohol offerings. What do the world’s most talented bartenders concoct when they can’t use booze?

This book answers that question with 90 lush and sophisticated recipes that take the craft to new heights. Veteran reporter Elva Ramirez interviewed the biggest names in cocktails and collected recipes for vibrant no-proof drinks from the world’s top bars in Paris, London, and New York. This is the start of a new era in no-proof drinking.

Zero Proof: 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Mindful Drinking is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

The Teriyaki Burger

The Teriyaki Burger

The Teriyaki Burger, The Japanese Art of the Cocktail by Masahiro Urushido, Michael Anstendig. Photography copyright © 2020 by Eric Medsker.

The Japanese Art of the Cocktail by Masahiro Urushido, Michael Anstendig.Katana Kitten, one of the world’s most prominent and acclaimed Japanese cocktail bars, was opened in 2018 by highly-respected and award-winning mixologist Masahiro Urushido. Just one year later, the bar won 2019 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New American Cocktail Bar.

Before Katana Kitten, Urushido honed his craft over several years behind the bar of award-winning eatery Saxon+Parole. In The Japanese Art of the Cocktail, Urushido shares his immense knowledge of Japanese cocktails with eighty recipes that best exemplify Japan’s contribution to the cocktail scene, both from his own bar and from Japanese mixologists worldwide.

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New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar, Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season. Photography by Ren Fuller.

Very Merry Cocktails features more than 50 festive cocktail recipes.

This book has something for every holiday occasion, whether a kid-friendly cookie party, an elegant New Year’s Eve soirée or a cozy night in for two.

Recipes range from timeless classics and classics with a twist to party punchbowls and zero-proof libations.

• A perfect stocking stuffer year after year
• Includes both cocktails and mocktails
• Brimming with vibrant photography

Make and enjoy seasonal drinks like Hot Buttered Rum, the Holiday Bellini, ‘Tis the Season Sangria, and Foamy Mexican Hot Chocolate.

With just the right amount of Christmas kitsch, this is an essential collection for cocktail enthusiasts, holiday hosts, and anyone who loves the holiday season. (more…)

Strawberry Champagne Bowler

Strawberry Champagne Bowler

Strawberry Champagne Bowler, Mod Cocktails, Photography by Natalie Jacob.

Mod CocktailsFrom seasoned New York City bartender Natalie Jacob, founder of the blog Arsenic Lace, comes timeless cocktail recipes from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, revamped with delightful contemporary flourishes. These unique recipes perfect midcentury and tiki-bar classics, while sprinkling in Natalie’s cutting-edge twists to create heavenly cocktails that marry new and nostalgic flavours.

Whether you’re new to bartending, a seasoned professional or simply looking to tap into that swanky midcentury aesthetic, Natalie’s easy instructions and fresh ideas are the perfect guide to your mixology journey.

Mod Cocktails: Modern Takes on Classic Recipes from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca.

 

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Rum Punch Reinvented

Rum Punch Reinvented

Rum Punch Reinvented | Photography by Ruth Jenkinson

Celebrate summer with over 50 fabulously fruity tropical drinks from tiki mai tais to Cuban mojitos. Discover the origins of these classic cocktail recipes and get the low down on rum, tequila and other popular spirits. If you need a break from the booze, many recipes feature a “lose the booze” option with all the fruity flavour but none of the hangover. Non-alcoholic cocktails can be just as fun!

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