The Essential Cocktail
The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks
Dale DeGroff is widely regarded as tthe world's foremost mixologist. Hailed by the New York Times as "single-handedly responsible for what's been called the cocktail renaissance," he earned his reputation during his twelve years at the fashionable Promenade Bar in New York City's Rainbow Room.
The Essential Cocktail features only those drinks that stand out for their flavor, interesting formula, or distinctive technique. These are the very ones every amateur and professional bartender must know, the martini's, sours, highballs, tropicals, punches, sweets, and classics, both old and new, that form the core of a connoisseur's repertoire. 243 pages, hardback