The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring recipes from the wolrd’s premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this rich. The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring recipes from the wolrd’s premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this. The pioneering barkeep takes us on a journey through the early days of the craft- cocktail renaissance.

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The Craft of the Cocktail is that treatment, destined to become the bible of the bar.

The Craft of the Cocktail

To ask other readers questions about The Craft of the Cocktailplease sign up. Then on to stocking the essential bar, choosing the right tools and ingredients, and mastering key techniques—the same information that DeGroff shares with the bartenders he trains in seminars and through his videos. DeGroff has better books out there, and though this one seems to have served its purpose when it came out, it feels very much like a book of mixed drinks for people who like to drink sweet, fruity cocktails with as little taste of alcohol in them as possible.

I even received an award, a gold medal on a maroon ribbon from the Cragt president, because they said the Rainbow Room served more pisco than anywhere else in the country.

Throughout are rich stories, vintage recipes, fast facts, and other entertaining asides. If you have any interest in making awesome cocktails at all, read this book.

When you got DeGroff into the realm of the bitters-tinged cocktail, his subtly aromatic, complex, and a little bit dark and twisted drinks were a treat for the nose and ddgroff, even as his urbane presence and stylish economy of motion made it clear you were in the presence of a Real Bartender.


Der Stone Sour ist ein Epitom der Cocktailkultur der 90er, und da viele Bartender ihren Beruf nicht wirklich lernen, muss ich heute noch hin und wieder Orangensaft in meinem Whiskey Sour erleben. It was a creative year at Blackbird. DeGroff is a well-respected cocktailian, but IMO, this book has dxle poorly. Account Options Sign in. And then the meat of the matter: Jul 14, Pages Buy. That was reinforced when another guy asked for a fresh margarita and I handed cockktail one with sour mix.

The 10 Cocktails That Made My Career: Dale DeGroff | First We Feast

Years later, when I put a pisco sour on the menu at the Rainbow Room, Joe was pleased. Cocktaol was the beginning of my education. Of course I am biased Beautiful color photographs and a striking design round out the cookbook approach to this subject, highlighting the difference between an under-the-bar handbook and a stylish, full-blown treatment.

Otherwise, one of the best cocktail books on the market. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published init is a mixed-drink time warp back to the ’90s. Jul 08, Alex Orr rated it it was ok Shelves: Read it Forward Read it first. And then the meat of the matter: Here, King Cocktail reminisces about the 10 drinks that helped him evolve from novice to icon.

The Craft of the Cocktail: This is all an illustration of the true lesson to be learned about bartenders’ references: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A fun and educational book ddale to the brim with cocktail history, cocktal and fun stories from the bar! Other editions – View all The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to be a Master Refresh and try again.

A lot of the recipes also seem to be influenced by the brands he is sponsored by or has created drinks for. DeGroff provides consulting and bar training to beverage companies, hotels, and leading restaurants throughout the… More about Dale DeGroff.


Mathieu rated it liked it Jan 15, Dale DeGroff ist weit rumgekommen in der Cocktailwelt, ohne Frage. The Craft of the Cocktail is that treatment, destined to become the bible of the bar. Needs a better index no ability to search by ingredient!

Tony Pennachi rated degorff it was amazing Oct 28, In one reading I was able to find out the name of a coupe glass that had eluded me for almost a year, and that you need a channel knife to make spiral garnishes. Some things that I learned: A lot of t Despite being a classic book, it is really dated. Lists with This Book.

The Craft of the Cocktail Book by Dale DeGroff

DeGroff’s The Craft of the Cocktail, despite having come out as recently asis clearly one of those essential references you need on your shelf. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Alice Marie rated it liked it Jan 07, Jul 14, Pages. Although in the ensuing years, when it comes to that particular drink, I’ve developed a slight preference for the simpler perfection of the classic just rye, Peychaud’s Bitters, simple syrup, Herbsaint Sazerac, I still enjoy the plot twists in the story told by DeGroff’s fancified cocktaik rye and cognac for the liquor, and half-and-half Peychaud’s and regular old Angostura handling the bitters requirement version, and I follow his glass-preparation instructions whichever version I make.