The Coupe; a home bartenders curated guide

The Coupe; a home bartenders curated guide

The Coupe glass has been the favorite glass of professionals and home bartenders for a long time. The Coupe book, celebrates that history. The craft cocktails and vintage collectibles natural intersections. With cocktail guides and drinks manuals that seem to come out in greater number each year. While you can see a mixture of professional guides blended with curated recipes manuals are everywhere. How do you discern?  The Coupe by Brian Hart Hoffman is the later. A…

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The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual | Automobile Cocktail

The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual | Automobile Cocktail

An evening at The Dead Rabbit New York had the harshest cold snap in years when I visited the Dead Rabbit in February 2014. The whole Financial District felt like a ghost town that evening. We were banking the Dead Rabbit’s Parlour would be available. That’s their small cocktail lounge on the second floor of their 30 Water Street tavern. Not bloody likely. The place was packed, regardless of the punishing weather out there, or…

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The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book | The Peacock

The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book | The Peacock

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, one of the most important collection of pre-Prohibition cocktail recipes, has finally been given a makeover. Frank Caiafa, manager at the Peacock Alley, the lobby bar at New York’s renowned Waldorf Astoria, has dusted off A.S. Crockett’s bar books, and augmented them with his own recipes, as well as many other classic drinks omitted in the 1930’s manuals. The results are nothing short of amazing: Caiafa managed to condense years of research…

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Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo | The Mai-Tai Spritz

Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo | The Mai-Tai Spritz

Looks like spring has finally arrived in rainy Vancouver, and bars are finishing working on their new seasonal menus. To make things easier, Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau‘s latest book, has just been released and will surely inspire bartenders with a few light and refreshing options. There’s no question the Aperol Spritz has become a modern classic. Baiocchi, author of the James Beard-nominated Sherry, and Punch founder and editor-in-chief. Pariseau,…

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9 Bar Books to look forward to in 2016

9 Bar Books to look forward to in 2016

Now that the January blues are over and the December splurge is mostly paid off, publishers are getting ready to roll out their 2016 releases. We picked 8 books we’re most excited about, plus a bonus one that may be published this year. So get your bookshelves ready: here’s what you need to know about what’s coming up this year in Cocktail Literature. 1.  Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail Who: Talia Baiocchi, Leslie Pariseau What: Books…

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The Nomad Cocktail Book | North Sea Oil Cocktail

The Nomad Cocktail Book | North Sea Oil Cocktail

The NoMad Cookbook is probably one of the most anticipated foodie books to come out his fall. But to find James Beard laureate Leo Robitschek‘s The NoMad Cocktail Book tucked in the back was a bit of a surprise. The NoMad Hotel, in a handsome Beaux-Arts building at 28th and Broadway, in Manhattan, is the latest project by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, respectively executive chef and general manager of Eleven Madison Park. If the name…

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Paul Clarke gets The Last Word in The Cocktail Chronicles

Paul Clarke gets The Last Word in The Cocktail Chronicles

Paul Clarke is the editor of Imbibe Magazine. Having received an education in journalism, he’s written for a wide array of publications since graduating from school. In 2005, he started a blog called The Cocktail Chronicles. By 2007, it had exploded in popularity. In 2014, Clarke won the Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Award for Best Spirits And Cocktail Writer. Imbibe Magazine won for Best Publication. In July 2015, he released the excellent and forward-looking…

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David Kaplan of Death & Co in 10 questions

David Kaplan of Death & Co in 10 questions

We recently caught up with Death & Co co-founder David Kaplan in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Home of their new Normandie Club and the very exclusive, 27-seat, reservation only cocktail bar, The Walker Inn. Kaplan opened up about Proprietors LLC latest projects (Presently 3 in New York, 3 in Los Angeles) and gave some thoughts about the Death & Co cocktail book nearly three years after sending it to print. 1) The team behind Death & Co…

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Tom Bullock, the Ideal bartender

Tom Bullock, the Ideal bartender

If you’re like me, you’re probably scratching your head wondering how you’ll manage to find more shelf space to accommodate Cocktail Kingdom’s ongoing series of irresistibly sexy cocktail book reprints, always perfectly replicating the rare, collectible originals. Their latest, Tom Bullock’s The Ideal Bartender, is historically important: not only was it published in 1917 in the middle of the Great War and at the height of the Temperance movement, but it was also the first bartending…

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The Hoffman House Bartender’s Guide

The Hoffman House Bartender’s Guide

  The mere mixing and serving of drinks does not alone fix a barman’s value. The average drinking man wants to be served promptly and with consideration. Don’t let any man go away dissatisfied.  — Charley Mahoney, The Hoffman House Bartender’s Guide, 1905 The guys at Cocktail Kingdom have kept busy lately. After publishing late last year the first re-print of Charles Baker’s Southern American Gentleman’s Companion and an almost-exact replica of the original 1862 edition of Jerry Thomas Bar…

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