Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Posted by Dina N
Can you mix a martini? I can't, unless I Google it ;-) I used to like vodka and orange juice, a concoction commonly called a screwdriver. Now I like to play it safe and usually have a glass of cabernet. What to do if you want to serve - or drink - something a little more complicated than wine and beer when you entertain? I came across a book written by an expert who can help you out! And teach me how to mix a drink without resorting to a search engine.
The bartenders at Danny Meyer's wildly popular restaurants are known for their creative concoctions. Guests at Union Square Café or Gramercy Tavern expect not only the finest cuisine but also Meyer's special brand of hospitality that often begins with a Venetian Spritz or a Cranberry Daiquiri. In MIX SHAKE STIR, Meyer offers all the tips and tools needed to become a masterful mixologist and supplements the cocktail recipes with gourmet takes on bar snacks. There are over 100 recipes of bar classics, signature favorites, and original, refreshing libations--from the Modern's elegant mojito made with champagne and rose water to Tabla's Pomegranate Gimlet. Shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, these cocktails make this collection an invaluable resource for elegant entertaining.
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