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Mr. Boston: Official Bartender's Guide


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  • ISBN-10: 0470466235
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470466230
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Richard Beck on 7 July 2009
Format: Hardcover
Mr Boston contains some interesting information on bar-tending, i wouldn't have it down as one of my go to books for cocktails but I'm certainly glad it's part of my collection.
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Worthwile again! 13 Oct. 2010
By spo00n - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The new updated version now shows the full influence of the resurgence of the great American cocktail. The author hits all the right marks in how to prepare a cocktail properly, such as insisting one only use fresh-squeezed lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit juices.
There are a few peculiarities that are shocking - the author states Old Tom gin is no longer available, which is just bizarre; it is available all over the country and is indeed still produced. Hayman's Old Tom Gin is one. There is also a Manhatta recipe that appears to be a mis-print. Surely the author doesn't intend for a Manhattan of 1 1/2 oz whiskey, 1/2 vermouth, and agostura bitters. It most likely is meant to read 2 1/2oz rye or bourbon, 1oz sweet vermouth, 2 dashes Angostura bitters... Unless he just likes a 2 oz manhattan.
The organization by alcohol is a little strange too. Where does one put a drink that contains equal parts gin, vermouth and campari? Organization alphabetically or by drink classification would work better.
The recipes are good & one can use them knowing he or she will enjoy the outcome.
It may not be the standard it was in the heyday of the cocktail, but it's making it's way back. I look forward to better organized, more accurate versions in the future! Better proofreading & more attention to detail will make it the standard it used to be.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The only one you'll ever need 18 Jan. 2010
By P. Wiklanski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Here's the standard, the only bartending/cocktail recipe book that you'll ever need. Sure, there are others out there with snazzy illustrations and photos of cocktails that you'll never make but what you have here is the standard, the classic. In here is all the information and recipes to make timelss cocktails. These really are great. When I bartended this was the go-to guide for cocktails, now years later I'm glad to have this in my kitchen for those times when someone may want something just a little different. So yes, go ahead and buy the glitzy cocktail book, but you really ought to have this one too, you'll use it much more and find it indeed more helpful.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Waited 20 years for this guide. 2 Aug. 2009
By Don.C - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
After a 20 year wait, this guide has been TOTALLY revised and updated. A must have for the home bartender.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
great book 17 July 2009
By Christie Marasigan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I sent this as a gift to a friend who bartends at Bahrain... quicker shipping than expected and great for anybody who bartends for work or just for personal use... my friend's been raving about this book for a decade now so I thought it would be nice to send him one... he says now, he learned few more tricks that pleased his guests, which lead to better TIPS...
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Great Book for Wanna-be Bartenders 13 Oct. 2013
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
As a young adult I went into my first bar and in order to be "cool" I ordered a bottle of Schlitz Beer. The Bartender (I think she was new) asked the older Bartender a question. The older man pulled out a Mr. Bostons' Manual and the two of them proceeded to mix a drink that the set in front of ...... Me? I was hooked on Mr. Bostons Manual and the drink was good also "Between The Sheets"
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