I’m so sorry I haven’t put out a newsletter sooner, but I’ve been spending days and days and days working on my 9th book. It will be full color with about 400 photos. The tenative title is, Knack Bartending: An Illustrated Guide to Help You Master Vintage Cocktails to Modern Creations and Everything Inbetween. It will be published by Globe Pequot.Press.
The chapter titles are Cool Bar Gear and How to Use It, Essential Glassware, Mixers and Garnishes, Barley, Fruit, and Bubbles, Introduction to Spirits, Vintage Cocktails, Martinis, Margaritas, Champagne Cocktails, Party Drinks, Shots, Shooters, Healthy/Green Drinks, Holiday Drinks, Sangria, Punches, Frozen & Tropical Drinks, Modern Cocktails, and Advanced Techniques and Recipes.
Below you'll find 36 photos of the cocktails to satisfy your thirsty tastebuds for now. Feel free to email me for a recipe. All drinks were made by Miss Charming. All photos were taken by visualcuisines.com. Bar tools provided by barproducts.com. Fun drink straws and stirrers provided by spiritfoodservice.com.
So there you are...a sneak preview of the photos. I hope you enjoyed looking at them. Just a coupla more things...Don't forget about Tales of the Cocktail next month! Click on the banner to learn more.
At Tales of the Cocktail they have a special event called Spirited Dinners. New Orleans restuarant chefs team up with the top cocktail personalities in the world and serve you dinner with each course paired cocktail. Last year I was at the House of Blues Foundation Room, but this year I highly recommend signing up for The Pelican Club with celebrity bartender Tobin Ellis (Remember? he was the guy on TV with Bobby Flay on his Throwdown series...Tobin can be found at barmagic.com). Here is the menu below...and I shouldn't have to tell you that seating is limited for these events so this is something you need to decide now and here.
Slow Cooked Duck and Pork Spring Rolls
*Thai Won Ahn*
Cruzan Mango Rum, Asian Spices, Coconut Water, Zen Green Tea Liqueur
River Crawfish Pies
Plymouth Gin, Campari, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
Louisiana Caviar Green Goddess Dressing
Domaine de Canton, Fresh Lemon Sour, Egg White, Champagne
Louisiana Shrimp Remoulade
Avocado Salad, Tomatoes and an Absolut Peppar Vodka Tomato Sauce
*Napoleon Street Car*
Sazerac 6yr Rye, Absolut New Orleans, Mango Water, Pressed Lime, Agave Nectar, Peychaud Bitters
Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese
Toasted Pine Nuts, Naval Orange Supremes, Jalapeño-Corn-Bread Croutons
and a Creamy Shallot and Garlic Vinaigrette
*Tangerine Mojave (Brazilian Style)*
Sagatiba Cachaça, Pureed Tangerines, Fresh Lime, Cane Sugar, Fresh Mint
Grilled CAB Filet Mignon and Jumbo Lump Crabmeat & Crawfish Cake
Truffle Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Hericot Vert and Béarnaise Sauce with Black Truffles
*Grilled and Chilled*
Carmelized Grand Marnier & Milagro Margarita, Malbec Sangria, Sweet Citrus Foam
New Orleans White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Rum Raisin Ice Cream and Hot Buttered Rum Sauce
*Café du St. Croix*
Cayenne Pepper & Chicory Infused Coffee, Cruzan Single Barrel Rum, Honey
Executive Chef Richard Hughes
Bar Chef Tobin Ellis, Kristen Schaefer and John Hogan
Just so you know, I now have over 100 bartender resume designs for you to choose from here and I've added more bartender biz card designs here. Soon I will have a "Make Your Own Resume" service where you choose a style, type in your info, and edit it as much as you want for a year. I'll let you know when it's ready!
Well, see you next time!
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