A Bartender's Guide to the World: Cocktails and Stories from 75 Places (Hardcover)
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Transport your glass around the globe with more than 75 cocktail recipes from one of the world's premier bartenders.
Grab your glass and let’s go!
For over 20 years, Lauren Mote has tended bars and traveled the world, often as one of the only women in a male-dominated industry. She's developed cocktail recipes, sought out new ingredients, and gathered stories along the way. Now, in her first book, Lauren is inviting readers and home bartenders to pack their suitcases and come with her on an international cocktail adventure.
Few bartenders can match Lauren’s encyclopedic knowledge of spirits, liqueurs, and tinctures, not to mention her originality for blending them into a perfectly-balanced drink. Once you’ve gotten a handle on the basics of bartending, and gathered your cocktail shaker along with a few other pieces of equipment, you’ll be raising your glass in no time. The recipes are organized by their star ingredients, such as agave, gin, whiskey, rum, vodka, and more. Every drink is given its own designation of standard, mid, low, or zero proof, and you’ll find a whole chapter on nonalcoholic cocktails, because Lauren feels strongly that all drinks should be prepared with care, whether they include alcohol or not. Once you’ve narrowed down the base that you’re in the mood for, let Lauren’s magnetic storytelling and gift of the gab continue to guide you. In each chapter, you’ll find a collection of Mise en Place Recipes to help you build up your bar’s basic ingredients and make Lauren’s techniques your own.
With beautiful storytelling and photography, and cocktail recipes you won’t find elsewhere, A Bartender’s Guide to the World is as much a pleasure to read as it is to imbibe from.
About the Author
LAUREN MOTE is a sought-after consultant and expert in the global spirits industry. She’s a founding partner of the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed cocktail bitters line, Bittered Sling, and Nightcap Media Agency. She’s also the co-founder of Women Celebrate, a social media initiative to highlight women and fem folx and their achievements in the drinks industry. She’s traveled to over 60 countries, trained over 15,000 bartenders, presented at dozens of trade shows and has been a bartender for over 20 years. Lauren divides her time between Canada and the Netherlands. JAMES O. FRAIOLI is an award-winning cocktail author. He has published 40 books, including titles that have been featured on the Food Network, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, People, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue and Martha Stewart Living Radio.
“A well-stamped passport of a debut, with every cocktail inspired by Lauren’s travels and grounded in an evocative sense of place, that reads like a spirited collection of transportive short stories.”
—BRAD THOMAS PARSONS, author of Bitters, Amaro, and Last Call
“Lauren Mote has traveled the globe inspiring bartenders and drinkers alike. Her book is full of unique cocktails and exciting stories of the people she has connected with and the drinks they have shared. Get out your passport and prepare for a trip around the world in your glass.”
—JULIE REINER, author of The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion
“Travel is a wonderful way to explore cultures and flavors, and to expand your drinking repertoire. Here, Lauren calls on her experiences to guide readers through her inspiration and share insight into places to explore for yourself, or to recreate at home.”
—RYAN CHETIYAWARDANA, author of Good Together: Drink & Feast with Mr Lyan & Friends
“A Bartender’s Guide to the World shares bar secrets that have never been documented, techniques and tips learned behind the best bar counters in the world. It’s the story of a woman in a masculine environment who reaches the top. Her resulting cocktails are full of fun, science, and passion.”
—CHEF MANU BUFFARA, Restaurante Manu, Brazil
“Lauren Mote has been a shining example of innovation in the cocktail and spirits industry for years. This book will certainly become a must-have for cocktail enthusiasts and professionals alike, and deserves a permanent place in the pantheon of notable cocktail books.”
—JENNIFER AKIN, rum authority and world-renowned bartender of Rumba