The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy Hardcover – Nov 1 2011
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with contemporary cocktail culture and quality mix drinks.
The PDT Cocktail Book consists of both obscure and well-known drinks, for a total of over 300 different recipes. There is also some historical information included on each cocktail which makes for a great all-around book.
There is a forward written by David Wondrich, as well as artwork from illustrator Chris Gall, which help make the book both unique and enjoyable.
Many of the recipes were served at the bar he co-ran in NewYork called PDT, which was accessed through an old telephone booth. He has since moved on to Portland Oregon, and is apparently working on his next writing project.
Most of the recipes in the book don’t require ingredients that are difficult to source, and can be prepared from home without the use of expensive and space-consuming equipment. The author does specify certain types of liquor, but that helps to clarify the type of flavours he’s aiming for. If the original is not available, you can research the ones specified, and usually find a good substitute with a similar flavour profile.
I’d recommend “The PDT Cocktail Book” because the recipes are practical, and ones I most often reach for. “The PDT” achieves a relevant and unique place in a long line of cocktail books dating back from pre-prohibition through to our modern-day.
It has some good classics along with some obscure drinks I have never heard of.
I have purchased this as a gift for a friend.
One thing that would be handy is perhaps an alcohol index that will show all the rum drinks, bourbon drinks, or drinks that use a specific type of alcohol.
get it now!
or stay in the past!
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Not only is this book extremely uselful, it is a beautiful book.
The quality is astounding, a must have!