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PDT Cocktail Book, The [Hardcover]

Jim Meehan , Chris Gall
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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18 Jan 2012
Beautifully illustrated, designed and crafted, just like its namesake, this is the ultimate bar book by NYC's most meticulous bartender, Jim Meehan. To say that PDT is a unique bar is an understatement. It recalls the era of hidden Prohibition speakeasies: to gain access, you walk into a raucous hot dog stand, step into a phone booth, and get permission to enter the serene cocktail lounge. Now, Jim Meehan, PDT's innovative operator and mixmaster, is revolutionizing bar books, too, offering all 304 cocktail recipes available at PDT plus behind-the-scenes secrets. From his bar design, tools and equipment to his techniques, food, and spirits, it's all here, stunningly illustrated by Chris Gall.

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (18 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402779232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402779237
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.4 x 3.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I'd peg this as the gift book of the season for the serious cocktail fan: It's extravagantly illustrated by artist Chris Gall, beautifully designed, fun to browse and possessed of a satisfying heft. And there are some 300 drink recipes, many extraordinary, to adapt as your own classic and new-classic cocktails." --"The Wall Street Journal" "Cocktails are evolving and becoming more culinary and with that evolution more skill is required from the craftsmen and women who make them. Jim Meehan of PDT is busily mapping the DNA of cutting edge cocktails and I am delighted he has decided to publish his delicious findings. "The PDT Cocktail Book" is a marvelous, classically illustrated book that I believe to be the book of the decade if not more." --Dale DeGroff, master mixologist and founding president of The Museum of the American Cocktail "Jim Meehan's book is, as the subtitle says, a manual for bartenders, and one that will undoubtedly become a bible for many of them. But any cook --or, fo

About the Author

Jim Meehan is one of the most celebrated figures in the drinks industry. Before opening PDT, he worked in major New York restaurants and bars, including Five Points, Gramercy Tavern, and The Pegu Club. He is a contributing editor of Food & Wine magazine's annual cocktail book, Mr. Boston's Bartender Guide and Sommelier Journal. Chris Gall has created designs for clients that include Ford, Nike, Pepsi, Shell Oil, Sony, McDonald's and U.S. Steel. His work has been showcased in virtually every major publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, Forbes, People and the New York Times.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 22 Nov 2012
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Plenty to choose from, with a distinct variety. Really well designed and a good section at the beginning talking about equipment.
Main issue I found was once you get into making cocktails your wages are soon eaten away and you become an alcoholic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 21 Feb 2014
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this book is great it gives some great ideas on making cocktail and ways of adapting them to your own way
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4.0 out of 5 stars How to make.......... 23 Dec 2013
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A comprehensive manual full of great ideas. Excellent value for money.
Inspires the reader to try something new and imaginative.
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This book is truly lovely. It has a very honest quality in its writing and has lots of tips and tricks for people of all abilities. The binding looks really smart and unlike a usual recipe book of ingredients, it's something you can actually read for its content.

Great illustration and excellent quality, perfect talking point on the coffee table and of course the recipes are great too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, good cocktails 14 Aug 2013
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I gave it to my favorite bartender as a gift.... now ordering a second one for myself. Good info in the book, charming illustrations. Makes a great bar reference, coffee table book, or toilet time reading material.
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