Flavor Your Cocktails
It’s a stirring time to be a consumer of cocktails. From detecting specific tastes in an end product to understanding the ways specific flavors fuse and coexist, mixology is focused on ingredients like never before. Understanding this, Salvatore Calabrese tempts taste buds with his new book, Cocktails by Flavor. First he lays the groundwork for mixology, going over basics, such as bar equipment, glassware and wine and spirits storage. Then comes an examination of the flavors behind brandy, gin, rum, tequila, vodka, Scotch, whiskey and sake. Finally, recipes are presented with vibrant flavors, from bitters and vegetables to herbs and flowers. Cocktails by Flavor is formatted in a ring binder, making it extremely user friendly. Get your hands on more than 390 cocktail recipes in Salvatore Calabrese’s Cocktails by Flavor, available online and in stores for $15.