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Bartending For Dummies, 5th Edition

Bartending For Dummies, 5th Edition

Ray Foley

ISBN: 978-1-118-80741-5 January 2014 384 Pages




Make and serve drinks like a pro

This latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 5th Edition also provides over 40 new cocktails ideas for those who want to know how to serve cocktails professionally, for themselves, or for their guests.

  • Detailed information on how to properly stock a bar with the latest and greatest glassware and tools
  • Expanded coverage on making exotic frozen/blended specialties and specialty coffees
  • Experimenting with the new flavor/buzz in Bourbons and Scotches: honey
  • The latest flavored rums, gins, ryes, and of course vodkas (buttered, waffle, sherbet, and marshmallow flavored are just a few new editions)
  • New coverage devoted to craft distillers
  • Fun, new ways to garnish drinks (even flaming options), rim, and serve drinks like a master mixologist
  • Tips on creating unique punches and even non-alcoholic drinks
  • The latest tips and advice on curing hangovers and hiccups

If you're interested in crafting traditional or modern cocktails, Bartending For Dummies has you covered.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Bartending 5

Chapter 1: Just for Openers: The Right Tools and Glasses 7

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Home Bar 23

Chapter 4: Charts and Measures 33

Part II: Distilling the High Points of Various Spirits 41

Chapter 5: American and Canadian Whisk(e)y 43

Chapter 6: Aperitifs, Cordials, and Liqueurs 53

Chapter 7: Beer 63

Chapter 8: Brandy 67

Chapter 9: Cognac and Armagnac 73

Chapter 10: Gin 79

Chapter 11: Irish Whiskey 83

Chapter 12: Rum 87

Chapter 13: Scotch Whisky 93

Chapter 14: Tequila and Mezcal 99

Chapter 15: Vodka 105

Chapter 16: Wine 111

Part III: Cocktail Recipes 119

Chapter 17: Recipes from A to Z 121

Chapter 18: Martini Madness 297

Chapter 19: Drinks for Special Occasions 305

Chapter 20: Breakfast Cocktails 315

Chapter 21: Nonalcoholic Drinks 319

Part IV: The Part of Tens 323

Chapter 22: Ten Toasts to Mark Any Occasion 325

Chapter 23: At Least Ten Cures and Lores 327

Recipes Index 329

Topics Index 361