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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

The Craft of the Cocktail: What passes for a cocktail in many trendy bars today is more about having an fie to use a cutesy name than about making a tine and satisfying drink. He would be even more surprised by today’s popularity of vodka. Embury was around when tequila was a new liquor brought in during prohibition.

It could be said that he was the Anthony Bourdain of his era, but without the proletarian and celebrity elements. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources.

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Besides, booze hasn’t really improved since then. Please try again later.

Jun 09, Anders rated it it was amazing Shelves: When interest in this culture became more prevalent over the last five years or so, bartenders and drinkers look to these personalities for guidance and inspiration. Typical modifying agents are aromatic wines such as vermouth and spirits such as Fernet Branca or Amer Piconbittersfruit juices and “smoothing agents” such as sugareggs, and cream.

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Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Embury is basically a walking encyclopedia of cocktails and provides a lot of information.

Embury stresses frequently that the drink will never be any better than the quality of the cheapest ingredient in it, and hence he stresses constantly the need for the highest quality spirits, liqueurscordialsand modifiers fresh squeezed lemons, etc. That sounds so much more delicious! Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Embury’s preferred recipe for each is:. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Throughout the history of mixed drinks several personalities very clearly show great influence on the evolution of technique and culture.

Share this page with a friend Your Name: Cocktails of the Aromatic Type use as modifying agents bitters or aromatic wines or spirits.


If the drink suits your palate, that’s all that matters. His favorite liquor is gin which mixes well with almost everything and gives you a quick kick. For these a ratio of 1 part sweet to 2 parts sour to 8 parts base is generally recommended.

The tradition of drinking it with salt and limes was to overcome the bad taste. The Components of a Cocktail Base: Emburyfirst published in A great read for going back to basics on mixed drinks.

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury

Blatant sexism and racism in here, but it’s an old book. Though the social values and some of the science his claims on medicine are untrue are behind the times, the advice is sound and useful. Take from this the following important lessons: Chartreuse, grenadine, curacao, etc.

They should be pleasing to the eye.