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The Gentleman's Guide to Cocktails [Hardcover]

Alfred Tong , Jack Hughes
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Book Description

1 Sep 2012
Once upon a time, ordering a cocktail at a bar was the kind of thing an aging lothario might do to impress a girl. But these days, knowing your Margarita from your Mojito, and your Old-Fashioned from your Tom Collins, is essential knowledge for every modern gent. In The Gentleman's Guide to Cocktails, Alfred Tong will teach you all you need to know about the fine art of mixology. From tools of the trade, to muddling and mixing, schmoozing and shaking, and including secrets from some of the world's best bartenders, you'll be mixing with mojo in no time. Hone your skills with over 100 recipes, ranging from classics like Bloody Marys and Whiskey Sours to modern marvels such as the Flirtini, the Don Draper and Under the Boardwalk. Slick and stylish, dapper and dandy, The Gentleman's Guide to Cocktails will turn you into the man who mixes. Is it worth the time just to get a drink, I hear you ask? Well yes, it does require some effort, but then so does having a suit made, seducing a woman or landing that contract. Doing it properly matters. This book is going to show you how.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (1 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1742704107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742704104
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 14.9 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alfred Tong is a journalist, trend forecaster and brand consultant. He has written for The Times and the Telegraph, as well as The Face, Timeout, Harpers Bazaar, WGSN and Esquire, where he wrote the 'Style Sleuth' column. He has also consulted for American Express, Ralph Lauren, Nike and Thomas Pink, briefing their PR, design and marketing teams on shifts in male lifestyles, British street style and the future of luxury. Jack Hughes works extensively across Europe, with his work regularly appearing in The Telegraph, Time Out and other leading publications.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great present, good quality 19 Jan 2014
By LM
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Bought this as a present for my brother and he loves it.

It's a really good quality book with nice paper and binding.

Great for a gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 25 Mar 2013
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this book has helped me immensely, it's something i'd wanted to get into for a while and since buying it my alcohol collection has grown and so have the quality of night's i've been putting on... everyone loves a cocktail
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5.0 out of 5 stars for the man with everything 11 Feb 2013
By M
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I got this for my fiance who has everything! he loved it. I can't wait to have people round for dinner so he can show off his skills. Small and perfect for the book shelf.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super speedy, bit bashed 27 Nov 2013
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Could not believe how fast this came, and had all the guys in the office pawing over it as soon as it came in, so no doubt this will go down well.

Have to say didn't look brand new, was a bit bashed with a few white specs where it has been bashed a bit, but all in all doesn't look read and tatty, just like a book from a shop that's not been looked after in transport.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book 29 Oct 2012
By WABIGATEEJ - Published on Amazon.com
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Good, informative book with great graphic design. It shows etiquette, recipes, and general history and behavior of society when it comes to cocktails. Recommend to anyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Superb 9 Oct 2012
By Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
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After finally starting to watch Mad Men, I know I'm a little late to the cocktail party, my friend bought this guide for me. It is eloquent, to the point but not blunt. The illustrations are classic 60's style, I almost want to cut them out and mount them on a mat board, frame them, and hang them around the apartment. The cocktail recipes are almost exactly to my liking and instructions are very easy to follow. My only qualm is that I don't care too much for maraschino cherries, I prefer the real thing, but that's really no big deal. Overall a great buy for a fan of Mad Men, for a guy who likes a properly fitted suit, or appreciates a finely mixed cocktail - like the Old Fashioned I'm currently enjoying as I write my first Amazon review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 24 Jan 2014
By Alli - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent purchase for those who wish to have their male counterparts concocting assortments of delicious beverages. Love the recipes, would highly recommend
4.0 out of 5 stars How to make good drinks 30 Jun 2013
By Edith Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book as a gift to my sons to add to their repertoire of creating cocktails. Nice variety of drinks.
5.0 out of 5 stars Was a gift for a friend 11 April 2013
By Bolow - Published on Amazon.com
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He loved it. Said the cocktails were really good and fun to make. So it was definitely a good pick for any cocktail guy.
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