The Imbible: A Cocktail Guide for Beginning and Home Bartenders by Micah LeMon, Hardcover
Micah LeMon had one slight problem when he started bartending nearly twenty years ago: he had no idea what he was doing. Mixology, he came to understand, is...
|Publisher:||University of Virginia Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Micah LeMon had one slight problem when he started bartending nearly twenty years ago: he had no idea what he was doing. Mixology, he came to understand, is based on principles that are indispensable but not widely known. In The Imbible, LeMon shares the knowledge he has gained over two decades, so that even beginning bartenders can execute classic cocktailsand riff on those classics to create originals of their own.
A good cocktail is never a random concoction. LeMon introduces readers to the principal components of every drinkspirit, sweet, and sour or bitterand explains the role each plays in bringing balance to a beverage. Choosing two archetypesthe shaken Daiquiri and the stirred Manhattanhe shows how bartenders craft delicious variations by beginning with a good foundation and creatively substituting like ingredients.
Lavishly illustrated in color and laid out in an inviting and practical way, The Imbible also provides a thorough overview of the bartender’s essential tools and techniques and includes recipes for over forty drinksfrom well executed classics to original creations exclusive to this book. Both a lesson for beginners and a master class for more experienced bartenders, LeMon’s book opens the door to endless variations without losing sight of the true goalto make a delicious cocktail.