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Alchemy in a Glass : Handcrafted Cocktails - Greg Seider

Alchemy in a Glass

Handcrafted Cocktails


Published: 28th April 2014
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Alchemy in a Glass shows readers how to create stunning transformations of spirits and ingredients at home, and helps them understand the art of balancing flavours, mixers, and spirits with the guidance of cocktail craftsman, Greg Seider. Seider, who has created cocktail programs for top New York City restaurants as well as running the acclaimed Summit Bar in the East Village, has a culinary background, and approaches cocktail creation as the art of understanding how different flavours work together and develop over the course of a drink. He prizes the use of fresh, seasonal, and homemade ingredients, which he uses to infuse and garnish his drinks.

Drawing on Seider's experience developing cocktail programs for acclaimed chefs such as Thomas Keller and Eric Ripert, this book will go beyond recipes to help readers understand how flavours work in a drink, giving them the why as well as the how. Taking each cocktail as a journey for the palette, Seider shares recipes for more than fifty original cocktails, punches, and classics with a twist, as well as recipes for bitters, garnishes, infusions and elixirs that make his drinks the exciting, unique creations that they are. Perfect for food lovers and a must for aspiring and experienced home mixologists, this book is an inspiring companion for anyone who likes to taste.

About the Author

Greg Seider has worked at notable culinary and cocktail destinations, such as The Mercer Kitchen, Asia de Cuba, The Box, Minetta Tavern, and The Standard Hotel in Miami. In 2009, he opened The Summit Bar, which New York Magazine named Best Cocktail Bar. He created the cocktail program for the lounge at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Bernadin and co-owns the restaurants Prima and Manhattan Cricket Club.



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Cocktail Enthusiasts must have!!!!


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Unique Content​
  • Well Illustrated​
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Drink Mixers
    • Bar Worker​s
    • Cocktail​ Enthusiasts​
    • Gift
    • Older Readers
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    • Special Needs
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    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Alchemy in a Glass:

    Perfect for the seasoned drink maker or the beginner at home. It's has invaluable content for all.

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    -Top-Shelf Book about Drinking. A bonus for the health-conscious: all of the book's recipes use low-glucose, vegan friendly agave syrup.- -New York Times T Blog -This outstanding collection is a fantastic resource--and would make an awfully nice holiday gift itself.- -Food & Wine -...a guide with textbook-like detail on how to mingle flavors and garnish drinks like a pro.- -Time Magazine -...guaranteed to boost your bartending skills and wow the crowd at your next cocktail party...beautiful photographs.- -Town&Country

    ISBN: 9780847842186
    ISBN-10: 0847842185
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 176
    Published: 28th April 2014
    Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
    Weight (kg): 0.52
    Edition Number: 1