Legendary bartender Dale DeGroff is so revered at our house that not only do we refer to him as Uncle Dale, but his previous books, complete with our notations next to his recipes, were quite literally some of the things we grabbed when evacuations loomed during the recent fires. So it goes without saying that we are very excited about this new edition of his highly influential first book. With 100 new recipes and updated photography, The New Craft of the Cocktail is the perfect addition to any cocktail-enthusiast’s bookshelf, no matter their level of experience (or their devotion to the author).
The renowned cocktail bible, fully revised and updated by the legendary bartender who set off the cocktail craze--featuring over 100 brand-new recipes, all-new photography, and an up-to-date history of the cocktail.
The Craft of the Cocktail was the first real cookbook for cocktails when it first published in 2002, and it has had a remarkable influence on bartending. With this new edition, the original gets a delicious update, bringing expertise from Dale DeGroff, the father of craft cocktails, to the modern bar for a new generation of cocktail enthusiasts. The beloved histories, culture, tips, and tricks are back but all are newly revised, and DeGroff's favorite liquor recommendations are included so you know which gin or bourbon will mix just right.
About the Author
With his groundbreaking work at the Rainbow Room in the 1980s, Dale DeGroff reinvented the bartending profession, setting off a cocktail revival that continues to flourish to this day. Winner of two James Beard Awards, recipient of Wine Enthusiast's Lifetime Achievement Award, and author of The Craft of the Cocktail and The Essential Cocktail, DeGroff is also a partner in the award-winning Beverage Alcohol Resource and the founding president of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. He lives with his wife, artist Jill DeGroff, on Long Island, New York.
Daniel Krieger is an award-winning food, restaurant, and portrait photographer. A regular contributor to the dining sections of The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit, Daniel is also a photographer for Eater and PUNCH. Daniel has photographed and worked with chefs like Eric Ripert, Tom Colicchio, Masaharu Morimoto, and David Chang, among many others.
“[The New Craft of the Cocktail] has been updated and freshened yet retains DeGroff’s authority and welcoming charm. Expect plenty of anecdotes and reminiscences, which have the effect of making the reader feel like DeGroff is guiding and entertaining from behind the bar with his signature twinkling smile.”—Liquordotcom
“Home bartenders will be thrilled by this authoritative and satisfying reference.”—Publishers Weekly
"From the Father of the Renaissance in Craft Cocktails comes the ultimate updated guide to making great cocktails and knowing the history behind them." —Cedd Moses, CEO and Founder, Pouring With Heart