The Curious Bartender’s Guide to Gin: How to appreciate gin from still to serve
Join the gin craze with this captivating introduction to the world of gin, plus recipes for perfect gin cocktails, brought to you by award-winning bartender and bestselling author Tristan Stephenson.
Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine genever to gins commercialization. From the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London to the golden age that it is now experiencing.
In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries have cropped up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, youll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science. Next follow Tristan’s expertly honed recipes to enjoy a Classic Martini, Negroni, Gimlet, Aviation, Martinez and Singapore Sling at home.
With Gin making record sales across Britain and the rest of the world, theres been a boom in new distilleries and a thirst for new ways to enjoy this juniper-based spirit. Enter Dan Jones, bestselling gin author and cocktail enthusiast, who will make you love this tasty drink even more.
With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why? In his inimitable style, best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.