The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics
If you are wanting to make you own cocktails with delish fresh ingredients, this is the book for you. Actually just for the pix alone this book is worth it. Written by professional "mixologists" who are part of the growing trend of those wanting to elevate the art of the cocktail...using only the freshest ingredients, etc. I can't recommend this book enough
From Tokyo to New York, a cocktail renaissance is happening as "bar chefs" create delicious elixirs worthy of their kitchen counterparts. An epicenter of this barroom artistry can be found at the Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco (a city that spends more money per capita on alcohol than any other in the country). Bartenders Jeff Hollinger and Bob Schwartz share their artisan approach for stunning creations that unveil a new spectrum of flavors. Fresh herbs and even aromatic lavender are deftly used to augment classic and new cocktail recipes. Syrups and mixes are carefully crafted from scratch, ensuring small-batch perfection and a harmony of flavors.