Introducing: The Cocktail Edit & The Cocktail Cabinet | Richard Brendon
Introducing: The Cocktail Edit & The Cocktail Cabinet
We are delighted to share the addition of two new publications to our collection. Alice Lascelles' The Cocktail Edit: Everything You Need to Know About How to Make All the Drinks that Matter, and Zoe Burgess' The Cocktail Cabinet: The art, science and pleasure of mixing the perfect drink.
An inspired combination for our Classic Cocktail Collection; the nine-piece set of mouth-blown crystal which has been specifically designed to enhance every part of the cocktail experience, from preparing and serving to drinking and enjoying. Alternatively, these recipes enhance the experience of our Fluted, Diamond and Prism Cut Crystal Collections.
Unlock the secrets of mixology and ascend to the coveted title of a cocktail maestro with each comprehensive recipe book. Armed with this invaluable knowledge, you'll effortlessly elevate every occasion, transforming it into an unforgettable and sophisticated experience for all.
Alice Lascelles' The Cocktail Edit
The Cocktail Edit is built around a curated ‘capsule collection’ of 12 classic cocktails – each of these is followed by six twists, plus expert tips and inspiration for creating many more. The book also offers essential advice on setting up your home bar, showing how easy it is to make amazing cocktails with just a few basic tools, ingredients and techniques.
Indulge in the art of mixology with a true gem - Lascelles' extraordinary Whisky Sour recipe. Brace yourself for an exquisite journey into the world of flavours as this concoction promises to delight your senses with every sip...
WHISKY SOUR RECIPE
50ml bourbon/rye whiskey
25ml lemon juice
12.5ml sugar syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
15ml egg white
METHOD: Shake and strain over ice (preferably one large hunk)
GLASS: Diamond Double Old Fashioned
GARNISH: Lemon Twist and Cherry
"Whiskey. Lemon juice. Syrup. Bitters. Raw egg white. It’s an ugly old recipe on paper. But something magic happens to these ingredients when you give them a really hard shake. All the pointy elbows and shrill top notes, the hot alcohols and jangly proteins soften and lengthen and harmonise, and create something utterly new – a pillowy, aromatic sunshine-yellow sour that hits you pleasantly in the solar plexus." Alice Lascelles, The Cocktail Edit.
Zoe Burgess' The Cocktail Cabinet
In The Cocktail Cabinet, flavour expert Zoe Burgess demystifies cocktails, explaining and exploring the structures, flavour profiles and techniques used. In the first part of the book Zoe helps you understand why cocktails work, looking at the five basic tastes and other elements, including flavour profiles of key spirits.
Embarking on the path of mastering classic cocktails can be both intriguing and challenging. However, with Burgess' meticulously crafted recipes, you will effortlessly grasp each step of the process, elevating your mixology skills and transforming into the quintessential hostess. Get ready to impress and delight your guests with your newfound expertise.
DRY GIN MARTINI
50ml - Gin
10ml - Dry Vermouth
METHOD: Fill a cocktail tin with cubed ice. Add the gin and dry vermouth and stir approximately 15 times to combine. Double strain into your chilled martini glass and garnish.
GLASS: Classic Martini Glass
GARNISH: Twist of Lemon or Green Olive
"This Martini packs a punch. Its clean, crisp and bright flavour suits a London dry gin and my preference here is Beefeater – its balanced citrus notes add a brightness on the nose, while the bitter almond and orris give a little roundness to the overall flavour of the cocktail." Zoe Burgess, The Cocktail Cabinet.