The Cocktail Cabinet: The art, science and pleasure of mixing the perfect drink - Hardcover Book

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A cross between The Flavor Thesaurus and our Art & Science of Foodpairing - for cocktails


A cocktail. The answer to so many after work, pre-weekend, Saturday night, holiday lunch, get-together and dinner party cravings. Always welcomed, but often recreated with little success.

With a vast scope of information on all things cocktail, drinks researcher and developer Zoe Burgess introduces a comprehensive and detailed guide to creating professional cocktails. Throughout seven chapters she breaks each cocktail down into their five basic tastes and considers the flavor profiles of the key spirits included, analysing why certain pairings work so you can fully understand the building blocks of this delectable art.

The Cocktail Cabinet is a reliable and accessible companion to cocktail-making, no matter your knowledge, skill or budget. It identifies the basic equipment to invest in, provides practical tips on set up, explores techniques used and advises on the most versatile, readily available ingredients to purchase for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails - so no one misses out. With accompanying illustrations, the structure, method, flavor profile and finished results can be visualized with ease. 

Understanding these elements will set you up for creating, developing and executing your dream cocktail, ensuring cocktail-making at home is an effortless and enjoyable experience.


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About the Author

Zoe Burgess is a drinks researcher and developer who has created menus for bars and restaurants including Dinner by Heston, 69 Colebrooke Row and Bar Termini and worked as a consultant for many brands such as Pernod Ricard. She also trains mixologists and runs Atelier Pip, which is an independent flavor profiling company.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mitchell Beazley (September 6, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English