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The Complete Bartender
The Complete Bartender
by Robyn M. Feller
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.41

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a book for bartenders!!!, 23 Jun 2001
This is your typical bar book... The selection of recipes is fairly wide, but the recipes are not particularily accurate. Anybody who uses sour mix or sugar cubes in their drinks should be shot on sight! The packaging is not great, and would create problems if used as a refference book in a busy bar: i.e. no ring binds, and the paper is too thin. The only interesting thing I found was a little handy glossary of low-calory drinks! Other than that, not a book I would recommend!


Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails
Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails
by Harry MacElhone
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners or amateurs!!!, 21 Jun 2001
I have come to expect great things form Harry's, the place were such classics as the Bloody Mary, the White Lady, the Side Car originated. Unfortunately, the book is slightly disappointing. The packaging is not great -although practical with its thumb index- and the 370 recipes will be of little or no use to the modern bartender. Furthermore, most recipes have a questionable Harry's twist (lemon juice in a Margarita, lemon peel in an Old Fashioned?!?). However this small volume refreshingly dispense of the obligatory "how to set up your home bar" section, and does not bother with cheesy and frivolous pictures...the recipes and no frills. In other words, "Harry's ABC" is an old fashioned bar manual, for old fashioned bartender. I.e. if you are looking for trivia, informations, or the recipe for a Long Island Iced Tea, this is definitely not the book for you!
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American Bar: Artistry of Mixing Drinks
American Bar: Artistry of Mixing Drinks
by Charles Schumann
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.87

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS IT!!!!, 18 Jun 2001
This is THE cocktail reference book! It is both stylish and informative; it'll look good on your shelves, and it will be of incredible use to you whether or not you are a profesional. Unlike the "Savoy Cocktail Book", the recipes are easy to understand, and the format is very user friendly -I'm not sure about his recipe for a "cardinal" though. Sadly, it lacks completely on the history of the classics. The rest of the book is dedicated to an incredibly accurate description of all the major spirits. In other words, it is like all the other books, but a lot more accurate, a lot more consise, and looks a hell of a lot better....Go get it!!


The Savoy Cocktail Book (Savoy London)
The Savoy Cocktail Book (Savoy London)
by Harry Craddock
Edition: Hardcover

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Bartender's must!, 27 May 2001
Harry Craddock has often been refered to as the only drink purist, and was probably the world first mixologist. He is certainly well above his contemporary -sorry Mr. Dick Bradsell! As essential as this book may be to any pofesional bartender, it is not on the shopping list of "Ibiza"-styled barmen. Indeed, is has a refreshing lack of disco-drink, and focuses only on true classics -sometimes with a Craddock's twist!. However, before being enlightnened by his masterful exelency, one will have to get their heads around the measurments used in the recipes... -What on earth is a "Pony" or a "split"? But, this is a small price to pay for some of the finest drinks ever created. Last but not least, the packaging is superb!


The Bartender's Bible: 1001 Mixed Drinks and Everything You Need to Know to Set Up Your Bar
The Bartender's Bible: 1001 Mixed Drinks and Everything You Need to Know to Set Up Your Bar
by Gary Regan
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.99

31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bartender's must!!!, 27 May 2001
This book is an absolut must for any aspiring, or profesional bartender! It has a comprehensive cocktail listing, all packaged in a very user friendly format. It also provides very thorough and brief description of all the essential spirits -distilation, history... However, the paper back format is a little bit dissapointing, and it is well worth spending the little bit extra for the hardcover. P.s. For any aspiring British bartenders looking for a career in "Match", buy this book, as most of the informations in their training course is included here!


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