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May 19, Janet rated it really liked it. 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. Somewhere around page is the first recipe. Cocktails American cookbooks books Doubleday publisher books. Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, twist lemon peel over the top and serve garnished with an olivepreferably one stuffed with any kind of nut.

The Savoy Cocktail Book. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Basic Drink Types Martini 7 parts English gin 1 part French vermouth Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, twist lemon peel over the top and serve garnished with an olive, preferably one stuffed with any kind of nut.

That said, it’s still one of the most definitive and informative books on the market. Keelin rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Share this page with a friend Your Name: It is somewhat dated, but in a good way. Ignore them and get the book.

David Embury and the Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

He considered the “new” drink the Bloody Mary to be vile. What more could you ask for?


Embury straddled the pre- and post-prohibition eras and thus is able to provide some very interesting insight into the changes in cocktail culture due to this event. He gives yeoman service by explaining things clearly for newbies and accurately for experienced barmen.

His book is a must-read for aspiring bartenders and cocktail-nerds alike as it is considerably more engaging and opinionated than the typical recipe encyclopedias. By using qrt site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Add about 1 ounce of whiskey and stir again. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Too much of what passes for “cocktails” in most bars and restaurants is candy. Emburyfirst published in That said, if you are a cocktail afficianado you owe it to yourself to read this. He lists six cocktails that every connoisseur should know but only aet of those drinks are still popular: I suggest reading this for Were it not a bit dated c’mon, it’s been almost 70 years between his writing the book and my writing this this would earn a solid five stars.

Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

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He clearly and methodically lays out cocktail basics so you can “roll your own. Please try again later. Yes, this book is over 60 years old, but it is still fresh and written by a man who loves his Martini’s and Manhattans. For example, Gin is not agreed among doctors to be the sole liquor that treats genital and urinary infections.


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Sep 04, Anne Frisbie rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 15, At Waters rated it davidd liked it Shelves: Not only does Embury describe the principles of a mixed drink, and the equipment that is useful in its preparation, but he also describes each base ingredient, each mixer and how to mix to get the best result. However, Embury makes it very clear that he thinks the idea that a drink must be made according to one exact recipe preposterous, and that the final arbiter is always your taste.

I have a feeling Embury would fully approve of their meddling. It’s all about balance. Overly sweet drinks will dull the appetite, so avoid using too much sugar, juice, cream, or egg. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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