First off this book is just fun to look at. It is full of colorful illustrations, hand-drawn art, and eye-catching fonts. The book is broken up into three parts with each part broken down into the following chapters…
PART ONE — Introduction, Spirits and Liqueurs, Techniques, Garnishing Techniques, Equipment and Tools, Glassware.
PART TWO — Cocktails.
PART THREE — Batch Recipes, Syrups, Liqueurs, Infused Spirits, Puree and Juices, Fat-Washed Spirits, Dehydrating Fruit for Garnish.
The recipes are easy to follow and include all the measurements to create a single cocktail. Each recipe also includes a quote and a little bit of information about what inspired the creation of the cocktail.
Here are just a few of the whimsical cocktails that you will find in this book…
— Off with Her Head
— White Rabbit (This one was my favorite. It was like a dessert in a cocktail glass).
–Curiouser and Curaçao
— Pig and Pepper
— Cup of Mad Tea
— The Queen’s Tart
— Dirty Oyster Martini
— Un-BirthdayCake Martini (Another fave of mine!)
This was simply a FUN book with a delightful layout and whimsical cocktails. I will definitely be adding the physical book to my ever-growing cookbook collection the minute it is released. I would recommend this one to anyone who loves literature themed cookbooks, as well as anyone who is an Alice In Wonderland fan.
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