Drink What You Want: The Subjective Guide to Making Objectively Delicious Cocktails

John deBary. Clarkson Potter, $25 (224p) ISBN 978-0-525-57577-1
Renowned New York City bartender deBary (at Momofuku and PDT) generously shares his experience and knowledge in this winning collection of cocktails, both classic and cutting-edge, intended for those who don’t know the difference between an old fashioned and a gin and tonic. The book’s thoughtful sequencing allows readers to jump to the concept that most appeals to them—whether they want to start with classics like the daiquiri or Manhattan; try something fancy, like his Supercharged Highball, a combination of carbonated whiskey and sparkling mineral water; opt for a laid-back Preserves Sour (whiskey, lemon juice, and peach preserves); or even whip up a big batch of martinis that can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. DeBary’s instructions are clear, ingredients can be easily sourced, and non-tipplers will appreciate his inclusion of booze-free drinks like the Raspberry Jalapeno Fizz and a Licorice Hot Toddy. DeBary is an enthusiastic host who refreshingly avoids judgment or condescension, and his imaginative collection is sure to inspire those who want to try their hand at mixing up a cocktail at home. This is a terrific entry point that even veteran bartenders can appreciate. (June)
Reviewed on : 04/14/2020
Release date: 06/02/2020
Genre: Lifestyle
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