Mix Shake Stir: Cocktails for Cooks: Recipes from Danny Meyer's Acclaimed New York City Restaurants by Danny Meyer

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  • DKennedy on October 21, 2012

    Pomegranate Gilmlet, p. 61 The pomegranate and lime juice make this a light, refreshing drink.

  • DKennedy on October 07, 2012

    Bought this book as a gift for Dave to start him on his way as our resident mixologist. The binding is already coming undone, but other than that, the book is very well presented. Gorgeous photos, lots of lore and history, plus very appealing recipes.

  • DKennedy on October 07, 2012

    10/6/12 Our first recipe we tried out of this book was the St. Germain 75 (on page 49). We are big fans of St. Germain so, no surprise, we loved this cocktail. Book recommends serving it over ice but we preferred it in wide champagne flutes.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Cranberry daiquiri

    • sherrib on December 11, 2014

      For some reason, this is searchable in the index under daiquiri and not under cranberry. This is a delicious drink! Perfect for when cranberries are in season. There's a few steps that are needed (make simple syrup, make drunken cranberries, juice limes and then measure the ingredients into the final cocktail) but, in my opinion, very well worth the effort and, as with any recipe, the more you make it, the faster/more intuitive it becomes. I got rave reviews from those that tried it. For me, the first sip or two didn't get that "WOW, this is one great drink!" feeling but this is one of those drinks that really grows on you. After the first few sips, my palate began craving the combination of flavors (and that wasn't the booze talking.)

  • Gramercy Tavern bar nuts

    • sherrib on December 11, 2014

      There's a lot of ingredients in these but once I had all of them, it was easy to put it all together. Very delicious and festive, perfect for fall holidays and I can see them going VERY well with the Cranberry Daiquiri recipe (I made these recipes at separate times.) Make both of them together for Thanksgiving, you won't regret it and your guests will absolutely love you.

  • Drunken cranberries

    • sherrib on December 11, 2014

      This was easy to do and delicious even on its own (it tastes like a liqueur/cordial.) Next time, I will add more cranberries as those were delicious and finished much faster than the actual liquid.

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Reviews about this book

  • Running With Tweezers

    Let me tell you – it's swoonworthy. The photography is gorgeous. The writing is engaging. It explains the powers of using a recipe for a drink as you would a dish and the benefits of precision...

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  • ISBN 10 1934533130
  • ISBN 13 9781934533130
  • Published Jan 01 2008
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher William Sonoma

Publishers Text

The bartenders at Danny Meyer's wildly popular restaurants are known for their creative concoctions. Guests at Union Square Café or Gramercy Tavern expect not only the finest cuisine but also Meyer's special brand of hospitality that often begins with a Venetian Spritz or a Cranberry Daiquiri. In Mix Shake Stir, Meyer offers all the tips and tools needed to become a masterful mixologist and supplements the cocktail recipes with gourmet takes on bar snacks. There are over 100 recipes of bar classics, signature favorites, and original, refreshing libations--from the Modern's elegant mojito made with champagne and rose water to Tabla's Pomegranate Gimlet. Shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, these cocktails make this collection an invaluable resource for elegant entertaining.

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