101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks

101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks

Kim Haasarud, "101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks"
Wiley | 2011 | ISBN: 0470505214 | 31 pages | EPUB | 6.92 MB

101 cool cocktails for warm-weather fun.


In the last few years, the mojito has become a staple cocktail at summertime parties and bars across the country. This simple mix of rum, fresh muddled mint leaves, and lime juice served over ice with a splash of soda is the perfect drink for cooling down on a hot, sunny day.


101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks provides expert guidance on mixing the perfect mojito, as well as 100 variations and other muddled drink recipes that focus on fresh ingredients and plenty of ripe fruit. In addition to mojitos, you'll find caipirinhas, caipiroskas, crushes, and margaritas as well. In fact, if you've got fresh fruit of any kind on hand, you'll probably find more than enough delicious and refreshing ways to use it.


• Includes 101 recipes illustrated with brilliant four-color photographs throughout

• Features recipes that emphasize fresh fruit and herbs and inventive tweaks on classic summer drinks

• With such drinks and variations as Blood Orange Mojito, Pomegranate Mandarin Mojito, Concorde Grape Sage Caipirinha, Watermelon Basil Lemonade, Blackberry Grappa Smash, and the classic Old Fashioned


Whether you're hanging out in the backyard, lounging by the pool, or eating at an outdoor restaurant, the mojito and its muddled cousins make the perfect summer drinks.


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101 Martinis

101 Martinis

Kim Haasarud, "101 Martinis"
Wiley | 2006 | ISBN: 0764599852 | 128 pages | EPUB | 5.08 MB

Martinis are the toast of the town! They're evocative. Sophisticated. Sensual. They appeal to those who are savvy. Suave. Confident. With liquid elegance and glamorous mystique, martinis launched today's discriminating cocktail culture and turned bartenders into "bar chefs."


101 Martinis goes beyond gin or vodka and vermouth classics to include adventurous recipes with rum, scotch, fruit infusions, liqueurs, ice cream, and even herbal supplements. Freshen up your martini repertoire and entertain stylishly with these intriguing variations for every season and occasion. Try standards like the Classic Martini and Dirty Martini or offbeat concoctions like the Lavendartini and the Ginseng Sling Martini. Serve Moroccan Mint Teanis for brunch or high tea, or Ultimate Chocolate Martinis for after-dinner cocktails. Enjoy Lemon Granita Martinis poolside or Hot Chocolate Martinis fireside. Serve the guys Men's Yang Martinis and the gals Women's Yin Martinis, or bring them together with Flirtinis!


Recommendations help you pair martinis with foods they'll complement—salty, sweet, spicy, or sour. Chill the glasses, get out the cocktail shaker, and become a bar chef yourself. Your quest for the ever-elusive "perfect martini" begins here.


Kim Haasarud

Kim Haasarud is a James Beard-honored mixologist, author, and beverage consultant. She conceives her signature cocktails much as Alice Waters would create a specialty dish, taking inspiration from market-fresh, high quality ingredients. "Cocktails, like food, should be culinary experiences," says Haasarud. "It is about combining ingredients to create a sensation on the palate and entice all the senses with a combination of flavors, textures, aromas, and garnishes."


You won't find the standard Cosmopolitan or mix-based Margarita on Haasarud's ever-changing bar card. Instead, depending on the occasion or the season, she might shake up Martini infusing teas with fresh muddled fruits, or concoct a Margarita with ripe kumquats or a combination of kiwis and fresh herbs.


Like many of her peers, Haasarud bartended her way through college. But what was just a job for most became a creative…





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The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks

The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks

Sharon Tyler Herbst, "The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks: Cool Cocktails for a Crowd"
Villard | 2009 | ISBN: 0307548503 | 88 pages | EPUB | 2.54 MB

In the mood for a Summer Hummer? How about a French Flirt or a Neon Nexus? or Maybe even a Sin City Slider?


This book includes these and 150 more cool cocktails for a crowd--everything from classics like Sangría, Martinis, and Manhattans, to newer favorites like Kamikazes and Mudslides, to international raves such as Brazil's Caipirinha and Cuba's Mojito, not to mention liquor-free variations. Plus, there's information on mixing techniques, ingredients, equipment, and glassware, hangover helpers, tips on party food for non-cooks, and a user-friendly index that lists recipes by ingredients.


Serving pitcher drinks is an ingeniously effortless way to entertain and still have fun at your own party. It's an idea whose time has come--in fact, it's long overdue. No doubt about it, a premixed pitcher of drinks is a huge asset to any gathering. Making individual cocktails not only takes time, but removes you from the action. So mix up a batch of pitcher drinks and join in the party. They're stylish, fun, and easy, and they definitely take the angst out of entertaining!


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The PDT Cocktail Book

The PDT Cocktail Book

Jim Meehan, Chris Gall, "The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy"
Sterling Epicure | 2011 | ISBN: 1402779232 | 368 pages | EPUB | 20.86 MB

Beautifully illustrated, beautifully designed, and beautifully crafted--just like its namesake--this is the ultimate bar book by NYC's most meticulous bartender. 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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Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook, Top Chef Quickfire

Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook, Top Chef Quickfire

Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook, Top Chef Quickfire
Chronicle Books | 2009 | ISBN: 0811870820 | 224 pages | EPUB | 12.7 MB

The much-anticipated follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Top Chef: The Cookbook is here! Drawing from all 5 seasons of the show, Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook features 75 of the best recipesfrom Spike's Pizza alla Greek to Stephanie's Bittersweet Chocolate Cakeculled from the Top ChefQuickfire Challenges. Everything the home chef needs to assemble an impressive meal and channel the energy of the Quickfire kitchen is collected here, including advice on hosting a Quickfire Cocktail Party and staging Quickfire Challengesat home. Best of all, this book is spilling over with sidebar material, including tips for home chefs, interviews with contestants, fabulous photos, and fun trivia related to the chefs, dishes, and ingredients that make Top Chef a favorite.


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Robin Takes 5

Robin Takes 5

Robin Miller, "Robin Takes 5: 500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, for 5 Nights/Week at 5:00 PM"
Andrews McMeel Publishing | 2011 | ISBN: 1449408451 | 480 pages | EPUB | 34.05 MB

It's 5:00 PM. Everyone's hungry. It's takeout or fakeout, meaning nuking a processed meal from the freezer. But there's a third option that doesn't include processed food or an unhealthy heap of calories and fat--Robin Takes 5.


Imagine quickly preparing delicious meals for yourself, your friends, and your family with just 5 fabulous ingredients. Does it get any better? Absolutely, with Robin Takes 5. The book features 500 recipes and each dish is a mouthwatering 500 calories or less. Two-color recipe text complements full-color photography inserts. In addition, helpful icons note ideal recipes for holidays and entertaining as well as recipes with less than 500 mg of sodium. That's not all--nutritional information is given for each recipe.


In Robin Takes 5 500 recipes highlight at least 10 different ethnic cuisines, and dishes range from soups, pizzas, and pastas, to chicken, beef, pork, seafood, side dishes, and desserts. Consider 70 recipes just for chicken, such as Cashew Crusted Chicken with Roasted Jalapeno-Mango Chutney, and 50 dessert recipes, such as Orange Marmalade Tart with Chocolate Covered Almonds. Consider yourself armed for mealtime. The next time the clock strikes 5:00 PM and you want both noshing and nourishment, check out Robin Takes 5.


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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly
2009 | EPUB | 10.29MB

Let’s pop a cork and drink a toast to America’s very best, most popular wine course! Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is celebrating its silver anniversary, and this classic volume now has new, updated material that wine lovers will savor.

For this new edition, Kevin traveled to eighty wine regions in twenty countries, tasting more than 4,000 wines and meeting 500 winemaking professionals. To assure that he had all the latest wine-producing news, he recently visited vineyards in Austria, Hungary, Greece, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Plus, he has updated Wine-Buying Strategies, best vintages, wine lists, and labels. As always, the book includes Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions About Wine, and a Selected Glossary. Zraly goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex. By following Kevin’s order, readers will experience the best wines and a wide diversity of tastes, styles, regions, and countries.

It’s not only a comprehensive and bargain-priced hands-on wine education, and a superb catalog from which to start a wine cellar or find the right bottle, it’s also an inexpensive way to get the knowledge Kevin imparts in his outstanding course. This is clearly the wine guide against which all others are judged.

Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood

Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood

Patricia Green, Carolyn Hemming, "Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood"
Whitecap Books | 2010 | ISBN: 1552859940 | 192 pages | EPUB | 8.2 MB

One of the world's healthiest foods, quinoa contains a perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids, and is a great source of protein, making it an increasingly popular food choice for those looking to incorporate "superfoods" into their everyday diets. Gluten-free, wheat-free, and nutrient-packed, quinoa is ideal for those who are health-conscious, vegetarian, and/or physically active, as well as for those with gluten intolerance, wheat allergies, and other digestive disorders. But that's not all: You can eat quinoa guiltlessly knowing it's free of cholesterol and trans fats. In Quinoa 365 sisters Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming show you how to use this miraculous superfood in all your favourite dishes.


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Cook Eat Love Grow

Cook Eat Love Grow

Louise Westerhout, "Cook Eat Love Grow: Healthy meals for babies, children and the rest of the family"
Struik Lifestyle | 2012 | ASIN: B0089MQ1OU | 212 pages | EPUB | 24.78 MB

Louise Westerhout delights in cooking for herself, her son, her family and friends, and seeing the results of good and wholesome food, as well as happy mealtimes. For her ‘cooking, eating and growing in the wonderful culture of food’ is an integral part of the fun of life. This philosophy is reflected in her ideas and recipes for meals for babies upwards of four months, as well as dishes suitable for the whole family. There is an emphasis on organic food and most of the 70-odd recipes are wheat- and sugar-free with many dairy-, egg- and gluten-free options as well. You will find new ideas and healthy combinations, using simple and inexpensive ingredients. The text will appeal to all parents as it encourages without being prescriptive, yet it is simple and practical to eliminate guesswork when it comes to feeding babies and children.


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In Pursuit of Garlic

In Pursuit of Garlic

Liz Primeau, "In Pursuit of Garlic: An Intimate Look at the Divinely Odorous Bulb"
Greystone Books | 2012 | ISBN: 1553656016 | 208 pages | EPUB | 5.63 MB

Garlic has been used throughout history as a nourishing food and a magical medicine, healing everything from toothaches to dysentery. For much of this past century many dismissed its medicinal qualities as folk remedies more efficiently replaced by modern drugs — but today garlic is undergoing a renaissance. Not only are more people cooking with garlic, they are also growing it in their backyards. And scientists are studying garlic's antibiotic, antifungal, and antiparasitic qualities, as well as its potential for cancer treatment. In Pursuit of Garlic tells Liz Primeau's story of her love affair with the divinely odorous bulb and leads us on a tour of garlic's role in history, art, medicine, and science. Primeau shares her favorite garlic-centered recipes, visits garlic fairs, discusses the many varieties of garlic — from Russian Red to German Brown to Kettle River Giant — and gives invaluable tips for growing your own.


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