Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails Paperback – Jul 8 2014
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About the Author
ERIC PRUM and JOSH WILLIAMS have been best friends since they were freshman roommates at UVA. A decade later, they are founding partners in W&P Design, a product innovation company launched in 2012 with a Kickstarter campaign to manufacture a Mason jar cocktail shaker.
They are guest cocktail contributors for marthastewart.com and have been featured in the New York Times, Martha Stewart, Southern Living, Food & Wine, and on CNN among other media outlets.
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So many positives to this cocktail recipe book! First, before you even open the book, you feel the lovely matte cover. I love matte covers. I love the minimalist layout of the pages, too. Just look at that beautiful cover!
Shake opens with a few pages talking about bar basics. There are 12 "standard" spirits the guys recommend (that's totally doable) and then they also recommend a few styles of stemware/glassware to have on hand. I ended up trying four different cocktails from the book, and only had to buy one ingredient: rosemary sprigs. That's awesome. The book is subdivided by season, which is fun. I don't want to be anything less than thorough in reviewing my books, so over the course of three weeks I tried one cocktail from each season. ;)
As I mentioned, I liked the short and reasonable ingredients lists. I had fun experimenting and learning new cocktails. And I enjoyed the short vignettes in each chapter where the guys talked about favorite activities. For example, in Spring they talk about attending the horse races and in Winter they share a glance inside their workshop. Beyond practical, this cocktail recipe book is also full of beautiful photographs and interesting info.
I was really impressed with the physical presence of the book - the photography is gorgeous, very modern and clean, and the cover, binding, and paper are all fantastic quality. It's a book that exudes polish and sophistication. It would look great on your bookshelf or coffee table and makes for an impressive-looking gift.
I didn't try out the cocktails myself, but every few weeks I get a text or phone call from my brother when he makes a new one. He's loved every single one that he tried, and he's getting a lot of use out of the book. He particularly liked the Mid-Winter Marg and the Blackberry Fence Hoppers.