The New Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Think Like a Master Mixologist, with 500 Recipes by Dale Degroff

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  • Bloody Maria

    • cthdawn on December 30, 2018

      Used zing zang as tomato juice, English prime rib rub and a habanero. Olives in bottom of glass. Excellent

  • Madison Avenue cocktail

    • okcook on June 09, 2018

      We love, love this cocktail. Use ingredients specified.

    • TrishaCP on November 23, 2019

      This was pretty good. We ended up adding a bit more Cointreau for balance and that was more to our taste.

    • anya_sf on June 07, 2018

      A delicious, strong cocktail. I used light amber rum instead of white and it was fine - I think you just want to avoid a rum that's too dark or strongly flavored.

  • Paris

    • TrishaCP on November 17, 2019

      A nice cocktail - better for those who prefer things on the sweet side.

  • Margarita

    • Bloominanglophile on April 05, 2014

      My husband and I have used this recipe as a jumping-off point for our own "house" margarita. I personally like to have a little simple syrup in my margarita to balance out the acidity of the lime and the sting of the spirits. I felt the amount of lime juice needed to be upped, also.

  • Pineapple julep

    • Bloominanglophile on May 09, 2014

      I really use the Maker's Mark I have in the house for cooking, but since I had all the ingredients for this cocktail, I decided to indulge in this libation to help me get through a mountain of dirty dishes! I really like the addition of the pineapple, and I augmented its flavor by adding 1/2 oz. pineapple juice (unsweetened) to the drink. Next time I make this, however, I would decrease the simple syrup--the sweetness is a bit cloying to my taste.

  • Lemon drop cocktail

    • Bloominanglophile on April 05, 2014

      This isn't a bad recipe, but I don't care for the addition of the Cointreau. It gives it a bit of a funny aftertaste, IMHO.

  • Corpse reviver

    • anya_sf on January 18, 2019

      Great version of this classic cocktail.

  • Edith's fizz

    • anya_sf on September 27, 2018

      A refreshing, citrusy drink that's easy to make and not too strong.

  • Gin gin mule

    • Baxter850 on February 28, 2019

      Does not work with store bought ginger beer. Too sweet and can’t shake. Try again with the special ginger beer recipe provided.

  • Grasshopper

  • Presidente

    • Baxter850 on April 11, 2020

      Dry vermouth is an old spec although it can still make sense if you’re using Dolin. Thinking a cross of dry and blanc vermouth is the best option.

  • Zombie

    • Baxter850 on April 22, 2020

      These specs stray far from Donn’s although I haven’t tried it. The Essential Cocktail specs are much closer to Donn’s.

  • Jacana

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  • ISBN 10 1984823574
  • ISBN 13 9781984823571
  • Published Sep 22 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Edition Revised
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

The Craft of the Cocktail was the first real cookbook for cocktails when it first published in 2002, and it has had a remarkable influence on bartending. With this new edition, the original gets a delicious update, bringing expertise from Dale DeGroff, the father of craft cocktails, to the modern bar for a new generation of cocktail enthusiasts. The beloved histories, culture, tips, and tricks are back but all are newly revised, and DeGroff's favorite liquor recommendations are included so you know which gin or bourbon will mix just right.

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