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This book is amazing! I’ve created about a dozen recipes so far (Piña Colada, Manhattan, Dark & Stormy, Whiskey Cocktail, Ramos Gin Fizz, Celery Gimlet, New Margarita, Old-Fashioned Gin and Tonic, New-Fashioned Gin and Tonic, rosemary easy syrup, plain easy syrup, ginger syrup, and tonic syrup). These are some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had in my life! It’s been difficult to leave the house and $12-20 for a cocktail that I now know usually takes less than $5 to e absolute best, best recipe in this book has to be the tonic syrup, for use in the gin and tonic. It has changed my life. I’ve never tasted tonic like it before. The tonic has a very special flavor that has elements of citrus but also tastes complex and layered, and has an acidity reminiscent of sour patch kids, without being overly present. It’s flavorful but shockingly pleasant (weird descriptor, but it’s true). I’ll never drink another tonic again! I purchased lemon, lime, sugar, and lemongrass at my local Safeway, bought 4 oz of cinchona bark on Amazon for $10 (8 servings), and found citric acid in the canning section of my hardware store. A bit of hunting, yes, but it wasn’t too poor and it is all worth it. I now hold a stock of lemongrass in the freezer and have enough of the citric acid and bark on hand to latest 8 batches (about 150 cocktails), which means I only need a lemon, lime, and some sugar any time I wish to create a nce this is a cocktail book, it isn’t fair to complain about the extensive ingredient list. However, the ingredient list is a roadblock. I’m not taking a star away from my review for the book on acc of this, but it should be said that the number of special ingredients in the book is very, very lengthy, and most of them cost around $20/bottle. That has dramatically impacted the amount of time it’ll take me to obtain through this book, and can be frustrating. It seems like ATK is aware of this and tried to remedy it by adding a list of cocktail variations, like 3-ingredient cocktails. That’s fine. I still have fun the book, but if you’re on a shoestring budget... I think there are other resources out there for you.Overall, this is a terrific book. It is simply the best resource on hand for learning to create cocktails! I highly recommend it.
I bought this book as a show for a friend. There is another cocktails' book that i love but it wasn't available at that time. For this reason, I had to search a latest min is book is ok but not the best. I'm not sure I would obtain it again.
I was looking forward to this book. But they lost me when they recommended making one’s own vermouth. One would think that with the explosion in available vermouths that one would be able to a bottle fit to drink. But not according to America’s Try Kitchen. The same over-the-top approach is taken with a lot of of the cocktail recipes, taking easy formulas & unnecessarily complicating them with more ingredients & more at said, it’s not all bad. For example, if I liked G&T I might be interested in making my own tonic water (homemade syrup + seltzer). And the Fruits of the Forest liqueur sounds simple & good.
Amazing book, as always from America's Try Kitchen. I bought the book primarily for the recipe for Tonic Syrup. One confusing point in the recipe - can anyone support me? The recipe calls for " 5 (3 inch) strips lemon zest". Yes, I know how to zest a lemon, but I don't obtain the dimensions of the lemon peel here.
I love most of America's Try Kitchen cookbooks, so I decided to obtain How to Cocktail for my husband, who has been lately trying to expand the mixed drinks he likes to make. This book is perfect, not only for cocktail recipes but also for learning proper technique, supplying your bar with important tools, and choosing glasses for individual recipes. Each cocktail recipe is accompanied by a full-page color photograph on the opposite page. The recipes range from the traditional to contemporary favorites to cocktails I've never heard of e hardcover book is mid-size: 9.25" x 6.75" -- more like a slender hardcover novel than a large-format coffee table book or a pocket guide. It does not have a dust jacket, something that annoyed me at first until I realized that it was easier to use and wipe clean. At a small over 250 pages, it includes a lot of info on a very specific topic.-- Debbie Lee Wesselmann
I just received yesterday, so haven't been able to test the recipes yet, but this is a very comprehensive volume with amazing recipes, photos, and techniques for anything cocktail related. Also amazing chapters on cocktail additions (salts, sugars, cherries, garnish), cocktail snacks, punches and DIY cocktails (chile liquor - yes, please). Nice to see a few options using tequila and mezcal (tequila usually overlooked except in a margarita!) It is awesome all this information fits into this little book. The only thing that's missing is a recipe for Pisco Sour - one of my favorite drinks, although I can't Pisco in the amazing state of PA which only has created one or two steps past 1933. Cheers!
America's Try Kitchen does such a thorough job on everything else. Stand Mixers, Woks, you name it and they try it to an extreme is is no different. With the accompanying Youtube videos it is obvious they did their research and tried to create the best ver of everything. I have been making most of this items for a long time, but have learned plenty, especially when it comes to efficiency and how an ingredient affects a cocktail, syrup, or recipe.