The heavily illustrated Martini Field Guide tells you everything you need to know about Martini culture.
The Martini Field Guide is as potent as the gin used to make the iconic drink. Both cocktail connoisseurs and Happy Hour newbies will lose themselves in this book, featuring vintage ads and imagery from some of the world’s top distillers, as they read about the Martini’s muddled origins and how an American concoction became popular worldwide.
Inside this guide, you will find:
- 50 cocktail recipes, from traditional versions to intriguing variations - A guide to garnishes, glassware, and tools to ensure your martini is just right - A scientific breakdown of the age-old debate: shaken or stirred? - A spin through bars around the glove known for their martinis - Profiles of gin and vermouth producers that will help you stock your liquor cabinet
Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred, dry or dirty, The Martini Field Guide provides plenty of ways to think about, make, and drink this popular cocktail, making for the perfect addition to any cocktail lover’s collection.
About the Author
Shane Carley was born in New Hampshire, and, after almost a decade in Washington, DC, he has triumphantly returned to the beautiful Granite State. A longtime aficionado of all types of alcohol, Shane jumped at the opportunity to launch a series of cocktail companion books. His love of the written word transcends formal publication, and he currently works as a content developer for award-winning PR agency Matter Communications. Shane is a science fiction enthusiast who hopes someday to make the jump into fiction writing. He once met Warren Ellis and it was the greatest moment of his life.