Gin: The Manual


Author: Dave Broom
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784720585
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive' Huffington Post In recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex. Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover: How gin is made What a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavour What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is How you drink them to maximise your pleasure Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!) The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.

Gin: the Manual


Author: Dave Broom
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784725839
Category:
Page: 224
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'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive' Huffington Post In recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex. Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover: - How gin is made - What a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavour - What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is - How you drink them to maximise your pleasure - Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!) The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.

Gin: The Manual


Author: Dave Broom
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784720585
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
View: 9996
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'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive' Huffington Post In recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex. Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover: How gin is made What a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavour What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is How you drink them to maximise your pleasure Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!) The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.

The Book of Gin

A Spirited History from Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails
Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802194095
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 6713
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“An absorbing popular history of one of history’s most popular drinks” (Booklist). Gin has been a drink of kings infused with crushed pearls and rose petals, and a drink of the poor flavored with turpentine and sulfuric acid. Born in alchemists’ stills and monastery kitchens, its earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage. In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a “new kind of drunkenness.” In the eighteenth century, gin-crazed debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth’s satirical masterpieces “Gin Lane” and “Beer Street.” In the nineteenth century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics. In the early twentieth century, the illicit cocktail culture of Prohibition made gin—often dangerous bathtub gin—fashionable again. And today, with the growth of small-batch distilling, gin has once-again made a comeback. Wide-ranging, impeccably researched, and packed with illuminating stories, The Book of Gin is lively and fascinating, an indispensable history of a complex and notorious drink. “The Book of Gin is full of history that will make you grin . . . An enchanting read.” —Cooking by the Book

Whisky: The Manual


Author: Dave Broom
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1845338669
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
View: 652
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This highly accessible and enjoyable guide is full of practical and fascinating information about how to enjoy whisky. All whisky styles are covered, including (just whisper it) blends. Along the way a good few myths are exploded, including the idea that whisky has to be taken neat. In 'What to Drink', Dave Broom explores flavour camps - how to understand a style of whisky - and moves on to provide extensive tasting notes of the major brands, demonstrating whisky's extraordinary diversity. In 'How to Drink', he sets out how to enjoy whisky in myriad ways - using water and mixers, from soda to green tea; and in cocktails, from the Manhattan to the Rusty Nail. He even looks at pairing whisky and food. In this spirited, entertaining and no-nonsense guide, world-renowned expert Dave Broom dispels the mysteries of whisky and unlocks a whole host of exciting possibilities for this magical drink.

The Spirits Collection


Author: Dave Broom
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784724597
Category: Cooking
Page: 672
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THE SPIRITS COLLECTION contains three books: Gin The Manual * Rum The Manual * Whisky The Manual The range of fantastic spirits available around the world has never been better. You can enjoy a Mediterranean-style gin from Spain, a rhum agricole from Martinique and a malt whisky from Japan. But how do you navigate through the wealth of options? And how do you know the best mixers to drink with each, or the most delicious cocktails to make? Award-winning spirits author Dave Broom has done all the research for you. In these three manuals he includes for each spirit more than 100 outstanding examples for you to try. And he has also tested each spirit many ways - with tonic, coconut water, cola and so on - and scored the results. Delicious classic and contemporary cocktail recipes round things off. Dave Broom is an award-winning author specialising in spirits. He has been writing about drinks for more than 25 years and has won multiple awards for his work. Praise for Gin The Manual: 'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page... it is rocket science impressive.' Huffington Post

Rum


Author: Dave Broom,Jason Lowe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780789208026
Category: Cooking
Page: 176
View: 536
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The world has fallen in love all over again with rum. Now among the world's top four spirits, rum sales continue to increase steadily. Its popularity notwithstanding, this is the first full-color reference book to detail the history, various production processes, and manifestations of rum.Prolific spirits expert Dave Broom explores the complex and colorful history of rum from its beginnings among slaves in the Caribbean. He probes the intricacies of pure rum by the island or country in which each variety was first made, illuminating the role of microclimate and slightly distinct production techniques in determining style and flavor.After a section examining the multitude of blended and spiced rums on the market, Broom offers the reader detailed instructions on achieving the greatest possible appreciation of the rum-drinking experience. The book also includes a complete A-Z directory of rum distilleries and societies worldwide. Illustrated with specially commissioned art shot on site in the Caribbean, Rum is the ultimate resource for the professional or armchair connoisseur of any strain of this fascinating product.

Gin

A Global History
Author: Lesley Jacobs Solmonson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 186189936X
Category: Cooking
Page: 167
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Mother’s Milk, Mother’s Ruin, and Ladies’ Delight. Dutch Courage and Cuckold’s Comfort. These evocative nicknames for gin hint that it has a far livelier history than the simple and classic martini would lead you to believe. In this book, Lesley Jacobs Solmonson journeys into gin’s past, revealing that this spirit has played the role of both hero and villain throughout history. Taking us back to gin’s origins as a medicine derived from the aromatic juniper berry, Solmonson describes how the Dutch recognized the berry’s alcoholic possibilities and distilled it into the whiskey-like genever. She then follows the drink to Britain, where cheap imitations laced with turpentine and other caustic fillers made it the drink of choice for poor eighteenth-century Londoners. Eventually replaced by the sweetened Old Tom style and later by London Dry gin, its popularity spread along with the British Empire. As people today once again embrace classic cocktails like the gimlet and the negroni, gin has reclaimed its place in the world of mixology. Featuring many enticing recipes, Gin is the perfect gift for cocktail aficionados and anyone who wants to know whether it should be shaken or stirred.

Gin

The Art and Craft of the Artisan Revival
Author: Aaron Knoll
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1910254436
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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Gin introduces the reader to the global artisan gin revolution, highlighting the spirit’s history and the ways that today’s craft drinks-makers have transformed the notion of what a gin can and should be. New Gins are hitting the market seemingly every day. This book will help the reader make sense of this rapid expansion, and contextualize them within gin’s illustrious history from the Renaissance apothecaries of Europe, to the streets of London, to the small local distilleries and cocktail bars of the United States, Canada, England, Spain, Australia and beyond. This is the first book to take a closer look at the emerging new categories of gin and to place it within context alongside the old guard. It includes profiles of key players in the distilling world and hundreds of ideas for how to drink gin – as a cocktail, in a classic gin & tonic or neat, as an aperitif or a liqueur.

Rum The Manual


Author: Dave Broom
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784720666
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer. About the best rum for a classic daquiri. About rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in ways you never thought possible. The premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate. The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum - how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky. More than 100 different rums are featured and analysed, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique or Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums. Dave Broom provides a description and graded tasting notes for each brand, allowing you to create the perfect mix every time. Finally, a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails shows just how wonderfully versatile this spirit is.

The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace


Author: Tristan Stephenson
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1849759057
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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An innovative, captivating tour of the finest gins and distilleries the world has to offer, brought to you by bestselling author and gin connoisseur Tristan Stephenson. The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace is the follow-up to master mixologist Tristan Stephenson’s hugely successful books, 'The Curious Bartender' and 'The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies'. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine ‘genever’ to gin’s commercialization and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London, through to its partnership with tonic water – creating the most palatable and enjoyable anti-malarial medication – to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries are cropping up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science of flavour before taking a tour through the most exciting distilleries and gins the world has to offer. Finally, put Tristan’s mixology skills into practice with a dozen spectacular cocktails including a Purl, a Rickey and a Fruit Cup.

101 Gins to Try Before You Die


Author: Ian Buxton
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857902466
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
View: 2599
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We're in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors - where gin is de rigueur.From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond), this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin and a celebration of the hippest drink on the international bar scene. With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why? In his inimitable style, best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.

The Spirit of Gin

A Stirring Miscellany of the New Gin Revival
Author: Matt Teacher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1604335327
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
View: 7200
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The ultimate guide to today’s exciting gin revival with a nod to the spirit’s rich history, featuring a comprehensive review of gin distilleries, ingredients and accoutrements, distilling methods, cocktail recipes, international bar guide, and creative contributions from industry leaders. The Spirit of Gin is a comprehensive and entertaining illustrated guide to the classic spirit, with a sharp focus on the modern gin revival led by innovative craft-gin distillers, new ingredients and infusions, and growing interest in bars across the United States and overseas. The book details the colorful history of gin from its invention in eighteenth century London to today’s worldwide resurgence; provides detailed coverage of the methods, ingredients, and accoutrements of modern makers and purveyors; gives coverage to popular gin bars and classic cocktails with eclectic sidebars and interviews; and provides a complete catalog of commercial and craft distilleries worldwide.

The Gin Dictionary


Author: David T. Smith
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784724890
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 440
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Gin is the spirit of the moment, the discerning drinker's tipple of choice. But with a gin revolution currently sweeping the world, it has never been a more fascinating - and complex - subject. The Gin Dictionary is the gin-drinker's guide to this special spirit. With more than 200 entries covering everything from history, ingredients and distilling techniques to flavour notes, cocktails and the many varieties of gin around the world, award-winning gin expert David T. Smith explores the key factors behind your drink.

Hurrah for Gin


Author: Katie Kirby
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1635060451
Category: Humor
Page: 400
View: 7856
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The perfect gift, this book is not a how-to guide. It won't tell you how to get your baby to sleep, how to deal with toddler tantrums, how to be a good parent, a cool parent, or even a renegade parent. It's a book about parenting that contains absolutely no useful advice whatsoever. Instead, Hurrah for Gin shares beautifully honest anecdotes and illustrations from the parenting front line that demonstrate it is perfectly possible to love your children with the whole of your heart while finding them incredibly irritating at the same time. From pregnancy to starting school, Hurrah for Gin takes you through the exciting, frustrating, infuriating, and wonderful whirlwind of parenthood, offering solidarity and a friendly hug after a tough day. Best served with gin.

Gin & Tonic

the complete guide for the perfect mix
Author: Frédéric Du Bois,Isabel Boons
Publisher: Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium
ISBN: 9401432112
Category: Cooking
Page: N.A
View: 7657
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Gin & tonic, the long drink of the 80's, is hipper than ever. Cocktail bars and restaurants are creating astonishingly varied gin menus, and the present trend in the flourishing market is a mark of this true revival. Gin is in.

Little Book of Gin Cocktails


Author: HAMLYN BOOKS
Publisher: Hamlyn (UK)
ISBN: 9780600600619
Category: Cooking
Page: 94
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A collection of more than 50 gin-based drinks which are quick to make. It features a selection of cocktails, ranging from the timeless "Dry Martini" to more exotic delights like the "Juliana Blue". There are variations and tips to help the novice as well as the accomplished cocktail maker, as well as anecdotes.

Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir

Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers
Author: Dan Jones
Publisher: Hardie Grant
ISBN: 9781784880521
Category: Cooking
Page: 112
View: 2903
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A gin manual for the home mixologist – a perfect gift or self purchase for anyone riding the gin trend Gin is the spirit of the moment. With such a huge array of new premium and imported brands hitting the US market, a little guidance is surely required. In GIN, Dan Jones introduces readers to the best gin makers on the planet, as well as some of the most exciting mixes that can be made from the spirit. If you're a fan of a classic G&T and want to take things to unchartered territories, look no further. Featuring all the staples like the Gin Fizz, Martini, and Gimlet, Dan will have you dabbling with a Pink Lady, a Negroni, and a Rhubarb Sparkler in no time. The cocktails include easy three-ingredient-recipes, from punches and apertifs to teas, martinis, and more. Dan also shares his favorite syrup recipes that will elevate your cocktail-making skills to new levels. With one bottle, you will soon be mixing over 60 drinks that will make you the life and soul of any party.

The Bar Book

Elements of Cocktail Technique
Author: Jeffrey Morgenthaler
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452130272
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
View: 6768
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Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.

Gone with the Gin

Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist
Author: Tim Federle
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 076245864X
Category: Cooking
Page: 160
View: 5805
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Here’s drinking with you, kid We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you’re the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there’s a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you. A perfect gift for film buffs and a terrific twist on movie nights, Gone with the Gin is the ultimate cocktail book for die-hard silver screen aficionados who prefer to be shaken, not stirred. Included within are 50 delicious drinks—paired with winking commentary on history’s most quotable films—plus an all-star lineup of drinking games, movie-themed munchies, and illustrations throughout. So go ahead, make my drink.