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New introductions by Audrey Saunders and Robert Hess. Interesting facts include the thw that sugar intensifies the effect of alcohol which is why too many sweet cocktails will make you sick.

Share this page with a friend Your Name: That said, if you are a cocktail afficianado you owe it to yourself to read this.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. The edition has very few typos. These are the most obvious of early cocktail books, but there have been several others worthy of note, some of which have taught us very valuable lessons and recipes.

Detailed ejbury about a bygone age of poor quality spirits leaves the receipts a bit off, but to be expected when spirits were of lesser quality.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Embury was born in and actually began his adult life as a tax attorney in New York City before eventually leaving to pursue his bartending passion.


The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

Copy Delete Import Export. Embury gives us a unique and wide perspective on cocktails, which are America’s main contribution to the world of alcohol. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. For these a ratio of 1 part sweet to 2 parts sour to 8 parts base is generally recommended. No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s all about balance.

Ingredients used sparingly to impart special qualities, usually a liqueur or special syrup used in place of sugar. His book is a must-read for aspiring bartenders and cocktail-nerds alike as it is considerably more engaging and opinionated than tbe typical recipe encyclopedias.

Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

Cocktails of the Sour Type use as modifying agents a fruit juice typically, lemon or lime and sugar. Mixijg example, Gin is not agreed among doctors to be the sole liquor that treats genital and urinary infections.

A great inspiration to some professionals, such as Audrey Saunders. Apr 15, Rosey Waters rated it really liked it Shelves: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. May 08, William Nist rated it it was amazing.

Eric rated it it was amazing Aug 24, The Joy of Mixology: Good introduction on the three ingredients tye a cocktail base, modifying agent, special flavoring and coloring agentand original recipes.


All I hoped it would be and more. TFAoMD is educational, entertaining, practical and an essential addition to the library of the serious mixologist. Therefore, the highest quality spirits and liqueurs as well as fresh-squeezed juice is of the utmost importance. He gives yeoman service by explaining things clearly for newbies and accurately for experienced barmen.

David Embury and the Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

The Consummate Guide to the Bartender’s Craft. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The recipe you like best is the one you should use, so find what you like and stick with it. Sam rated it it was amazing May 14, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. A Daiquiri is just a Whiskey Sour with rum instead of whiskey, which is just a Driks Club with whiskey instead of gin and simple syrup instead of raspberry mxing egg, and so on and so forth.