My BOOKS

 
CHARTREUSE.jpg
Chartreuse

Long, long ago, in the foothills of the Chartreuse Mountains of France, a group of monks set out to lead lives of contemplation and solitude. Far removed from contact with the outside world, they built a monastery and mastered the formula for a medicinal brew of herbs, spices and flowers, promised as “an elixir for long life,” selling bottles in nearby villages to support the Order. Over the years, the venerable liqueur became recognized as eminently mixable, versatile, and indispensable in cocktails. This book offers a fascinating collection of 88 recipes built on a foundation of Chartreuse, from faithfully re-created pre-Prohibition drinks to inventive, artisan cocktail-inspired notions.

 
1542723744.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_SX500_.jpg
Bartender's Handshake

While at first, Americans weren’t sure what to make of the Italian digestivo, Fernet Branca became a rite of passage among bartenders. If a bartender poured a shot for a customer (usually another bartender) and another for themselves, it was called a “bartender’s handshake.” They began to recognize the spirit as eminently mixable, its bitter notes conspiring to balance sweetness, providing the energy or “bite” which causes a cocktail to sing, and informing many new mixed drinks. Offered here is an eclectic collection of 88 drink recipes crafted with Fernet-Branca, inspired by pre- and post-Prohibition classics to inventive notions developed in progressive cocktail programs.

 
514thrYJg6L_edited.jpg
Cocktails at Dinner

Bridging the gap between the restaurant and the home kitchen and bar, this book showcases a range of innovative and original yet accessible recipes from a diversity of cuisines that open the door to new possibilities in dining and entertaining. The authors have recruited working chefs and bartenders from forty-four progressive restaurants with innovative cocktail programs—each contributing the recipe for a cocktail paired with the recipe for a compatible small plate, main plate, or dessert. The process or methodology by which chef and bartender work in consort and their joint efforts to stretch palate perspectives are explored in lively headnotes, guiding the reader along the sensorial journey. Immensely readable,

 
 
51uQ9v3eRoL._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
ReMixology

History tells us that once a cocktail achieved prominence at the bar, the impulse to invent variations has been irresistible. ReMixology is a celebration of time-honored cocktails, the fascinating evolution of their formulas, and the inspiration they provide today's craft bartenders. This book serves as a re-introduction to ten iconic potions, exploring their progression and development in cocktail culture, and showcases a range of innovative and original, yet accessible interpretations that open the door to new possibilities in drinking and entertaining.

41LQb0gL3ML_edited.jpg
All the Gin Joints

Engaging and complex, sophisticated and quirky, gin has become a vital component in the mixing cups of a new breed of artisan drinksmiths. The book’s title an homage to Humphrey Bogart's lament in the 1942 film "Casablanca," offered is the guide to a journey around the upper echelon of the bartending profession in one-hundred-and-one recipes - exploratory gin-based

concoctions developed in the progressive cocktail laboratories of American "gin joints," often bringing methods and flourishes of the kitchen to the glass with fresh juices, muddled fruit, infused syrups, earthy spices, and leafy herbs.

 
 
 
51dBjpnvysL._SX373_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
What a Swell Party It Was

Opening this book is like swinging open the doors to another time and place, when big city life was a unique mixture of innocence and sophistication, romance and formality. It spotlights twenty-five legendary clubs that thrived in the 1930s and ’40s, just as Jazz exploded into mainstream popularity and alcohol was no longer illegal to serve. Through these pages and recipes, enter past the proverbial velvet rope into establishments forever-immortalized.

51z8Zxe9ovL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_FMwebp_.webp
The Timeless Martini

Destined to become a definitive reference on the Great American Martini, this book is an eclectic collection of 88 tried-and-true recipes, exploring the evolution of the drink, from pre- and post-Prohibition classics to inventive contemporary notions developed in progressive cocktail programs.  The Timeless Martini, is a tantalizing and informative read, intended to inform and inspire the next generation of bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts.

CHARTREUSE.jpg
Chartreuse

Long, long ago, in the foothills of the Chartreuse Mountains of France, a group of monks set out to lead lives of contemplation and solitude. Far removed from contact with the outside world, they built a monastery and mastered the formula for a medicinal brew of herbs, spices and flowers, promised as “an elixir for long life,” selling bottles in nearby villages to support the Order. Over the years, the venerable liqueur became recognized as eminently mixable, versatile, and indispensable in cocktails. This book offers a fascinating collection of 88 recipes built on a foundation of Chartreuse, from faithfully re-created pre-Prohibition drinks to inventive, artisan cocktail-inspired notions.

CHARTREUSE.jpg
Chartreuse

Long, long ago, in the foothills of the Chartreuse Mountains of France, a group of monks set out to lead lives of contemplation and solitude. Far removed from contact with the outside world, they built a monastery and mastered the formula for a medicinal brew of herbs, spices and flowers, promised as “an elixir for long life,” selling bottles in nearby villages to support the Order. Over the years, the venerable liqueur became recognized as eminently mixable, versatile, and indispensable in cocktails. This book offers a fascinating collection of 88 recipes built on a foundation of Chartreuse, from faithfully re-created pre-Prohibition drinks to inventive, artisan cocktail-inspired notions.

51644uxitvL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_FMwebp_.webp
The Bible of Bubbly

The author's personal homage to Champagne is a tantalizing and informative read, destined to become the definitive reference, exploring its versatility at the bar, from pre- and post-Prohibition classics to inventive contemporary notions, unlocking accumulated knowledge for a new generation of home and professional bartenders.

 
51DKL0iEv+L._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
A Dash of Bitters

As bartenders return to time-tested formulas for inspiration, they have rediscovered the importance of bitters and how their predecessors used the liquid seasonings to bring cocktails to life. This refresher on the transformative power of a dash or two,presents a selection of vintage recipes created and/or gathered by such historic influencers as Jerry Thomas, Harry McElhone, Albert Stevens Crockett, Harry Craddock, Harman Burney Burke, Bill Boothby, Hugo Ensslin, Oscar Haimo, Tom Bullock, Bill Edwards, Patrick Gavin Duffy, and Charles H. Baker, Jr.

CHARTREUSE.jpg
Chartreuse

Long, long ago, in the foothills of the Chartreuse Mountains of France, a group of monks set out to lead lives of contemplation and solitude. Far removed from contact with the outside world, they built a monastery and mastered the formula for a medicinal brew of herbs, spices and flowers, promised as “an elixir for long life,” selling bottles in nearby villages to support the Order. Over the years, the venerable liqueur became recognized as eminently mixable, versatile, and indispensable in cocktails. This book offers a fascinating collection of 88 recipes built on a foundation of Chartreuse, from faithfully re-created pre-Prohibition drinks to inventive, artisan cocktail-inspired notions.

CHARTREUSE.jpg
Chartreuse

Long, long ago, in the foothills of the Chartreuse Mountains of France, a group of monks set out to lead lives of contemplation and solitude. Far removed from contact with the outside world, they built a monastery and mastered the formula for a medicinal brew of herbs, spices and flowers, promised as “an elixir for long life,” selling bottles in nearby villages to support the Order. Over the years, the venerable liqueur became recognized as eminently mixable, versatile, and indispensable in cocktails. This book offers a fascinating collection of 88 recipes built on a foundation of Chartreuse, from faithfully re-created pre-Prohibition drinks to inventive, artisan cocktail-inspired notions.

 
41hyix2gbIL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_FMwebp_.webp
Saloonkeeper

It was a mythological New York, a smoke-filled era in which men were men and women were dames, a period when getting properly inebriated was a sign of character and top shelf was the elixir of life. Between World War II and the end of the Eisenhower era, Manhattan’s place to be and to be seen was Toots Shor’s, and this book offers a booze-stained portrait of those dear dead days. His contemporaries as well as subsequent observers have plenty to say about Toots and his legendary saloon while the big guy’s own words provide his reflections on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. No kidding.

41xJnm-5edL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_FMwebp_.webp
Nick and Nora

The author’s personal homage to "The Thin Man" movies and the cinematic couple who taught America how tio drink is a tantalizing and informative read, destined to become the definitive reference – exploring Hollywood’s post-Prohibition permissiveness toward imbibing, re-discovering popular cocktails of the era, and celebrating the life and times of Nick and Nora Charles.

 
41RNK0ptRYL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
Mixology and Mythology

Behind every enduring cocktail there is an interesting genesis and line of descent. Although sources and origins of some of the world’s most iconic drinks have been lost to time, many are well-documented, others are suspect, surrounded by claims, counter-claims, folklore and fables. In this volume, the author becomes a cocktail detective, exploring prevailing legends and half-truths, debunking some of the most intoxicating cocktail myths, and re-examining best evidence and persistent controversies throughout the spirited history of mixology. 

 
418fu90S8mL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_FMwebp_.webp
Out of Those Wet Clothes and Into a Dry Martini

An irrepressible character actor with a wit as dry as a Martini, Charles Butterworth played the leading man’s charmingly daffy sidekick in screwball comedies throughout the 1930s – a decade he spent almost constantly inebriated, both on-screen and off. This delicious compendium offers up an entertaining profile of Butterworth, hilarious excerpts from his movies, and a whimsical assortment of rare-and-rediscovered cocktail recipes from the watering holes of vintage Hollywood.

 
 
41i4xL5toyL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_FMwebp_.webp
Hanky Panky

The naughty cocktails of Prohibition with forgotten recipes and lore.  This one-of-a-kind book is the product of the author’s personal quest for the touchstones of cocktailing, recipes and stories of drinks that endured and survived Prohibition, nurtured by the imagination and craft of dedicated barmen.

CHARTREUSE.jpg
Chartreuse

Long, long ago, in the foothills of the Chartreuse Mountains of France, a group of monks set out to lead lives of contemplation and solitude. Far removed from contact with the outside world, they built a monastery and mastered the formula for a medicinal brew of herbs, spices and flowers, promised as “an elixir for long life,” selling bottles in nearby villages to support the Order. Over the years, the venerable liqueur became recognized as eminently mixable, versatile, and indispensable in cocktails. This book offers a fascinating collection of 88 recipes built on a foundation of Chartreuse, from faithfully re-created pre-Prohibition drinks to inventive, artisan cocktail-inspired notions.

CHARTREUSE.jpg
Chartreuse

Long, long ago, in the foothills of the Chartreuse Mountains of France, a group of monks set out to lead lives of contemplation and solitude. Far removed from contact with the outside world, they built a monastery and mastered the formula for a medicinal brew of herbs, spices and flowers, promised as “an elixir for long life,” selling bottles in nearby villages to support the Order. Over the years, the venerable liqueur became recognized as eminently mixable, versatile, and indispensable in cocktails. This book offers a fascinating collection of 88 recipes built on a foundation of Chartreuse, from faithfully re-created pre-Prohibition drinks to inventive, artisan cocktail-inspired notions.

CHARTREUSE.jpg
Chartreuse

Long, long ago, in the foothills of the Chartreuse Mountains of France, a group of monks set out to lead lives of contemplation and solitude. Far removed from contact with the outside world, they built a monastery and mastered the formula for a medicinal brew of herbs, spices and flowers, promised as “an elixir for long life,” selling bottles in nearby villages to support the Order. Over the years, the venerable liqueur became recognized as eminently mixable, versatile, and indispensable in cocktails. This book offers a fascinating collection of 88 recipes built on a foundation of Chartreuse, from faithfully re-created pre-Prohibition drinks to inventive, artisan cocktail-inspired notions.

51ZHgGz26oL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
Regrettable Cocktails

Many drinks we now call forgotten classics have been forgotten for good reason. They represent a period in mixology’s evolution, and while we might have a sentimental weakness for them, they’re often too sweet, lack subtlety or balance, have an over-reliance on alcohol or sugar, use inferior ingredients, or have obnoxious names.  Buckle your seat belts. This book takes a bumpy ride from 1934's Clover Club to 1987's Sex on the Beach, including stories and recipes of 44 cocktails you'll never want to see again, anywhere.

 
 
51I4aUdNEML._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
Signature Cocktails

A cocktail’s path towards classic status can be arbitrary and unpredictable. What is it about certain cocktails that makes them indispensable at bars around the world, while so many others fade into obscurity? This compilation of 100 cocktails, developed by the most influential bartenders around the world, have traveled beyond the bar and city where they were invented, and despite the odds, have managed to attain the status of “modern classics.”

41XuxzEYXDL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_FMwebp_.webp
Daiquiri Time Out

In Boston, the community of bartenders pays homage to the Daiquiri’s tropical roots and the carefree aura of “island time.” It was here that “taking a moment” was first called a Daiquiri Time Out. In every part of the country, bar professionals have re-embraced the palate-pleasing union of sweet and sour components, riffing on the Daiquiri at their own establishments. This book is an eclectic collection of 50 drink recipes built on a foundation of the classic formula, from the primal versions of Cuba to inventive notions developed in progressive cocktail programs.