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By Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Martha Holmberg

Written through well known bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the one technique-driven cocktail instruction manual available in the market. This quintessential advisor breaks down bartending into crucial concepts, after which applies them to construction the easiest beverages. greater than 60 recipes illustrate the suggestions explored within the textual content, starting from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to selecting the right kind ice for correct chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to images to supply proposal and tips, this booklet breaks new floor for the house cocktail fanatic.

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