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    The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: CBRR
    Hardback
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    Master mixologist and Curious Bartender Tristan Stephenson explains why rum is such a super spirit in this inspiring guide. It explains how rum is made and the science of sugar cane, molasses, distillation and ageing.

    As well as the remarkable history of the tipple - from its humble origins to its status as a life-blood of the Royal Navy and its love affair with Cuba - Tristan delves into its darker past, discovering tales of devils, pirates and more.

    This book also covers the world's greatest rum distilleries (along with tasting notes) and a selection of cocktails for you to try at home including a jazzed-up Mai Tai and mojito and perfect planter's punch.
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  • The Curious Bartender's Whiskey Road Trip

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: CAXKO
    Hardback
    Buckle up and join bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur Tristan Stephenson on a Stateside tour and learn all there is to know about the finest whiskey and bourbon America has to offer. Whiskey in America is a regional product that has evolved in different ways and at a differing pace depending on where you go. Tristan Stephenson's road trip enabled him to visit more than 40 unique distilleries, from long-established makers in the states that are the spiritual home of the industry - Kentucky and Tennessee - to newer craft-distillers in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and even California and Texas. In his own unique style, which is both fiercely entertaining and meticulously well-researched, Tristan weaves together the full and fascinating story of American whiskey, from its history and production methods to the origins of iconic cocktails still enjoyed in bars around the world today.
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  • The Curious Bartender's Guide to Gin

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: BRQBD
    Hardback
    "His practical experience blends perfectly with his academic knowledge in this informative and entertaining guide to making the perfect cocktail." Review for The Curious Bartender Volume I, The Daily Mail. 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 gin's 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, you'll 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.
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  • The Curious Bartender Volume II

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: BQXAH
    Hardback
    "His practical experience blends perfectly with his academic knowledge in this informative and entertaining guide to making the perfect cocktail." Review for The Curious Bartender Volume I, The Daily Mail. Tristan Stephenson is back to shake up the cocktail world once more, perfecting classic cocktails and offering his signature reinventions using his world-renowned mixology skills. The Curious Bartender Volume II: The New Testament of Cocktails is the sixth book by bestselling author and legendary bartender Tristan Stephenson. You'll find 64 of the finest cocktails there have been, are or will be: 32 perfected classics and 32 game-changing reinventions of classics. Tristan makes you discover tastebuds and talents you never knew you had. He'll show you the tools of the trade, the techniques he swears by and how to experiment to create your own cocktail sensations. Tristan's done all the hard work for you, selflessly trying every drink known to man to uncover what partners perfectly. All you have to do is leaf through the pages of this - the holy grail of cocktail books.
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  • The Curious Bartender's Home Bar Kit

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: BKPWM
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    An expert guide to setting up a home bar plus 30 recipe cards and an essential piece of cocktail-making equipment all in one box set. Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients and the delicate alchemy of how they work together. Nobody understands this better than Tristan Stephenson - drinks industry consultant, bar owner, restaurateur and author of five books on the subject of drinks and drinking. Here he offers expert advice on the fundamentals of home mixology and explains the practical cocktail-making techniques that every keen home barman should master, from how to build a drink in a glass to preparing a variety of garnishes. Next Tristan showcases a selection of classic and modern cocktails on a deck of 4-colour laminated recipe cards included in the pack. The intriguing origin of each drink is explained and the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them are introduced. Recipes include drinks with gin, rum, tequila, whiskey and brandy bases and you'll find familiar classics such as the Manhattan, Negroni and Martini, discover lesser known vintage gems including the Martinez and Aviation and how to perfect modern favourites the Espresso Martini and Mojito. Also included is a cocktail jigger - the essential piece of cocktail-making kit for any enthusiast.
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  • The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: ASYQH
    Hardback
    The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace is the follow-up to master mixologist Tristan Stephenson's hugely successful books, 'The Curious Bartender' and 'The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies'. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine 'genever' to gin's commercialization and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London, through to its partnership with tonic water - creating the most palatable and enjoyable anti-malarial medication - to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries are cropping up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you'll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science of flavour before taking a tour through the most exciting distilleries and gins the world has to offer. Finally, put Tristan's mixology skills into practice with a dozen spectacular cocktails including a Purl, a Rickey and a Fruit Cup.
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  • The Curious Barista's Guide to Coffee

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: AMRNB
    Hardback
    This is the ultimate guide to the history, science and cultural influence of coffee according to coffee aficionado and master storyteller Tristan Stephenson. You'll explore the origins of coffee, the rise of the coffee house and the evolution of the cafe before discovering the varieties of coffee, and the alchemy responsible for transforming a humble bean into the world's most popular drink.You'll learn how to roast coffee at home in the fascinating Roasting section before delving into the Science and Flavour of Coffee and finding out how sweetness, bitterness, acidity and aroma all come together. You'll then get to grips with grinding before learning about the history of the espresso machine and how to make the perfect espresso in the Espresso chapter. Discover how espresso and milk are a match made in heaven, yielding such treasures as the Latte, Cappuccino, Flat white and Macchiato; you'll also find out how to pour your own Latte art. Other Brewing Methods features step-by-step guides to classic brewing techniques to bring the coffee to your table, from a Moka pot and a French press to Aeropress and Siphon brewing. Finally, why not treat yourself to one of Tristan's expertly concocted recipes. From an Espresso Martini to a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Coffee Liqueur to Butter Coffee, this really is the essential anthology for the coffee enthusiast.
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  • The Curious Bartender: an Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: ALJYG
    Hardback
    An innovative, captivating tour of the finest whiskies the world has to offer, brought to you by bestselling author and whisky connoisseur Tristan Stephenson. Tristan explores the origins of whisky, from the extraordinary Chinese distillation pioneers well over 2,000 years ago to the discovery of the medicinal 'aqua vitae' (water of life), through to the emergence of what we know as whisky. Explore the magic of malting, the development of flavour and the astonishing barrel-ageing process as you learn about how whisky is made. In the main chapter, Tristan takes us on a journey through 60 distilleries around the world, exploring their remarkable quirks, unique techniques and flavours, featuring all new location photography from the Scottish Highlands to Tennessee. After that, you might choose to make the most of Tristan's bar skills with some inspirational whisky-based cocktails. This fascinating, comprehensive book is sure to appeal to whisky aficionados and novices alike.
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  • The Curious Bartender

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: AHYVX
    Hardback
    Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients, the delicate alchemy of how they work together. In The Curious Bartender, Tristan Stephenson explores and experiments with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, he explains their intriguing origins, introducing the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them. Moving on, he reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics. Stay true to the originals with a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or experiment with some of his modern variations to create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe 'air' or an Insta-age Rob Roy with the 'age' on the side. Also included is a reference section detailing all the techniques you will need, making this an essential anthology for the cocktail enthusiast.
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