The Essential Cocktail

Hailed by the New York Times as "single-handedly responsible for the cocktail renaissance," Dale DeGroff, author of the new book: THE ESSENTIAL COCKTAIL, is widely regarded as the world's foremost mixologist and one of the first to pioneer the return to fresh ingredients and exotic flavorings,
and revive the classics.

In THE ESSENTIAL COCKTAIL DeGroff has selected 100 essential drinks and their best variations. He takes the best ingredients, flavors, and combinations to carefully explain proper technique, the use of garnishes, glassware, and the importance of style and finesse in presentation so that the overall experience of the drink is as flawless as the taste.

Sleek photographs of every major cocktail along with thewit and wisdom of nearly three decades behind the bar makes THE ESSENTIAL COCKTAIL an arsenal of fantastic drinks and conversation for any occasion. From the classics to Dale's signature twists, with King Cocktail as your coach, guests, at home or at the bar, will be introduced to a world of new flavors, fresh ingredients, and beautifully balanced cocktails.


The Essential Cocktail:
The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks
By Dale DeGroff
Photo by David Kressler
Clarkson Potter | 978-0-307-40573-9 | Hardcover

Published by Clarkson Potter
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Photo by David Kressler