The Joy of Mixology Revised and Updated Edition

The Joy of Mixology  Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Gary Regan
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN: 0451499034
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy of Mixology Revised and Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

A thoroughly updated edition of the 2003 classic that home and professional bartenders alike refer to as their cocktail bible. Gary Regan, the "most-read cocktail expert around" (Imbibe), has revised his original tome for the 15th anniversary with new material: many more cocktail recipes—including smart revisions to the originals—and fascinating information on the drink making revival that has popped up in the past decade, confirming once again that this is the only cocktail reference you need. A prolific writer on all things cocktails, Gary Regan and his books have been a huge influence on mixologists and bartenders in America. This brand-new edition fills in the gaps since the book first published, incorporating Regan's special insight on the cocktail revolution from 2000 to the present and a complete overhaul of the recipe section. With Regan's renowned system for categorizing drinks helps bartenders not only to remember drink recipes but also to invent their own, The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition is the original drinks book for both professionals and amateurs alike.

The Modern Mixologist

The Modern Mixologist
Author: Tony Abou-Ganim
Publsiher: Agate Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 9781572846616
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Mixologist Book Excerpt:

Over the course of the past two decades, Tony Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as one of the leaders in the craft cocktail movement. Through his work with food and hospitality legends like Mario Batali, Steve Wynn, and Harry Denton, Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as "the Modern Mixologist," someone bringing the traditional art of mixology into the 21st century. Now, in The Modern Mixologist, Abou-Ganim has established the new standard in cocktail books — a must-have guide to home mixology in a beautiful, coffee-table–suitable format. Featuring gorgeous full-color photography throughout by the award-winning Tim Turner, this book instantly becomes the most beautiful guide to creating cocktails available anywhere. If you carry one high-end cocktail book, this is it — sure to be a terrific gift item all year round.

The Manhattan Cocktail

The Manhattan Cocktail
Author: Albert W.A. Schmid
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2015-09-28
ISBN: 0813165903
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manhattan Cocktail Book Excerpt:

History, lore, and over fifty recipes in a “compulsively readable book about a classic American cocktail” (Susan Reigler, author of Kentucky Bourbon Country). Alongside such classics as the Old Fashioned, Mint Julep, and Martini, the Manhattan has been a staple of the sophisticated bar scene since the nineteenth century. Never out of style, this iconic drink has seen a renaissance in the craft cocktail movement, with a boost from TV's Mad Men. In theory, the recipe is simple: a mixture of whiskey, vermouth, and bitters stirred with ice, strained, and presented in a cocktail glass garnished with a cherry. But the exact ingredients and proportions—as well as the drink’s true origins—inspire great debate. In this guide, Albert W. A. Schmid dispels myths, including the tale that the Manhattan was created in 1874 by bartenders at New York City's Manhattan Club to honor the newly elected Governor Tilden at Lady Randolph Churchill’s request. Schmid also explores places and people that have contributed to the drink’s popularity and inspired its lore, including J. P. Morgan, who enjoyed a Manhattan every day at the end of trading on Wall Street. The Manhattan Cocktail also examines the effects of various bourbons and whiskeys on the aroma and flavor, even answering the age-old question of “shaken or stirred?” With over fifty recipes as well as notes and anecdotes from personalities ranging from renowned mixologist Dale DeGroff to writer Sir Kingsley Amis, it will delight both the cocktail novice and the seasoned connoisseur.

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails Prohibition Centennial Edition

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails  Prohibition Centennial Edition
Author: Ted Haigh
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 1631598953
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails Prohibition Centennial Edition Book Excerpt:

In this new, expanded edition of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails—issued for the 100th Anniversary of National Prohibition—historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail vastly widens his examination of 1920–1933, the thirteen-year period when women got the Vote, child labor was abolished and, ironically, saw the cocktail elevated, prolonged, and expanded, spreading this signature American drink form in tasty ripples around the world. All this, plus more drink recipes! Nothing is so desired as the thing denied. Prohibition made people want cocktails very, very badly. Because "synthetic" liquor was the easiest to make, it was also the easiest to get. Problematically, it tasted awful and wasn't exactly good for you either. Cocktails with their mélange of flavors were a made-to-order method for disguising the bad hooch. Along with 100+ rare and delicious authentic recipes gathered from old cocktail manuals and scraps of paper never published, this illustrated trip down mixology lane tells the fascinating origins of the cocktail and how it evolved over time, including its rising popularity during Prohibition. Vintage illustrations and advertisements, photos of old bottles and cocktail artifacts, and fascinating Prohibition-era photographs bring the tippling past back to vivid life. Recipes for rare treasures like The Fogcutter, Knickerbocker à la Monsieur, The Moscow Mule, and Satan’s Whiskers are each presented with: Historical background on its origin and cultural context Drink Notes that provide additional information on ingredients and tips for substitutions and variations Fascinating historical ephemera from Dr. Cocktail's personal collection This homage to the great bartenders of the past and the beverages they created also profiles some of the most influential cocktail pioneers of today. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale, this is a must-have volume.

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails
Author: Ted Haigh
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 1616734752
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails Book Excerpt:

In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers. Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, and full-color vintage images from extremely uncommon sources round out this must-have volume. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale.

Knack Bartending Basics

Knack Bartending Basics
Author: Cheryl Charming
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN: 1599217724
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knack Bartending Basics Book Excerpt:

By breaking down drinks in a visually organized format, Knack Bartending Basics allows the reader to instantly master more than 400 cocktails.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues
Author: Ken Albala
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1595
Release: 2015-05-08
ISBN: 1452243018
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues explores the topic of food across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas including business, consumerism, marketing, and environmentalism. In contrast to the existing reference works on the topic of food that tend to fall into the categories of cultural perspectives, this carefully balanced academic encyclopedia focuses on social and policy aspects of food production, safety, regulation, labeling, marketing, distribution, and consumption. A sampling of general topic areas covered includes Agriculture, Labor, Food Processing, Marketing and Advertising, Trade and Distribution, Retail and Shopping, Consumption, Food Ideologies, Food in Popular Media, Food Safety, Environment, Health, Government Policy, and Hunger and Poverty. This encyclopedia introduces students to the fascinating, and at times contentious, and ever-so-vital field involving food issues. Key Features: Contains approximately 500 signed entries concluding with cross-references and suggestions for further readings Organized A-to-Z with a thematic “Reader’s Guide” in the front matter grouping related entries by general topic area Provides a Resource Guide and a detailed and comprehensive Index along with robust search-and-browse functionality in the electronic edition This three-volume reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who seek to better understand the topic of food and the issues surrounding it.

Savoring Gotham

Savoring Gotham
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN: 0190263636
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Savoring Gotham Book Excerpt:

When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine in. Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city's rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers--Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing. Reach only a little ways back into the city's ever-changing culinary kaleidoscope and discover automats, the precursor to fast food restaurants, where diners in a hurry dropped nickels into slots to unlock their premade meal of choice. Or travel to the nineteenth century, when oysters cost a few cents and were pulled by the bucketful from the Hudson River. Back then the city was one of the major centers of sugar refining, and of brewing, too--48 breweries once existed in Brooklyn alone, accounting for roughly 10% of all the beer brewed in the United States. Travel further back still and learn of the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5,000 years before New York was New York, and who planted the maize, squash, and beans that European and other settlers to the New World embraced centuries later. Savoring Gotham covers New York's culinary history, but also some of the most recognizable restaurants, eateries, and culinary personalities today. And it delves into more esoteric culinary realities, such as urban farming, beekeeping, the Three Martini Lunch and the Power Lunch, and novels, movies, and paintings that memorably depict Gotham's foodscapes. From hot dog stands to haute cuisine, each borough is represented. A foreword by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and an extensive bibliography round out this sweeping new collection.

Gaz Regan s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011

Gaz Regan s Annual Manual for Bartenders  2011
Author: Gary Regan
Publsiher: Mixellany Limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-01-13
ISBN: 1907434232
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaz Regan s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011 Book Excerpt:

gaz regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders will be the go-to book for professional bartenders worldwide. The Joy of Mixology, regan's groundbreaking 2003 work, has become required reading for staff members at many of today's top cocktail lounges, and this new book is, in many ways, a sequel to that book. The Annual Manual is directed specifically at working bartenders, not consumers, and this not only makes it stand apart from every other book in this genre, it also adds appeal directly to the men and women who actually hold forth from behind the mahogany. The Annual Manual is a book that bartenders can call their own. Besides covering mixology and methodology essentials, regan also provides readers with in-depth lessons in bar philosophy in a section called The Mindful Bartender; he salutes a dozen "Fabulous Bartenders," details eight "Fabulous Innovators" in the industry, and provides recipes and commentary on the "101 Best New Cocktails" from bartenders all over the world. Add to this the first part of regan's serialized autobiography, giving you a glimpse into the first 17 years of his life (yes, he has a story about the day he was born!), and you have a veritable compendium of a book, put together with love and kisses by a bartender, for bartenders. If you're a bartender, your library isn't complete with this book.

Masters of Craft

Masters of Craft
Author: Richard E. Ocejo
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN: 0691183198
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masters of Craft Book Excerpt:

In today’s new economy—in which “good” jobs are typically knowledge or technology based—many well-educated and culturally savvy young people are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status manual labor occupations as careers. Masters of Craft looks at the renaissance of four such trades: bartending, distilling, barbering, and butchering. In this engaging book, Richard Ocejo takes you into the lives and workplaces of these people to examine how they are transforming once-undesirable jobs into “cool” and highly specialized upscale occupations. He shows how they find meaning in these jobs by enacting a set of “cultural repertoires,” resulting in a new form of elite taste-making. Focusing on cocktail bartenders, craft distillers, upscale men’s barbers, and whole-animal butcher shop workers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and upstate New York, Masters of Craft provides new insights into the stratification of taste, the spread of gentrification, and the evolving labor market in today’s postindustrial city.

Vodka Distilled

Vodka Distilled
Author: Tony Abou-Ganim
Publsiher: Agate Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN: 1572847123
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vodka Distilled Book Excerpt:

Over the course of the past two decades, Tony Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as one of the leaders of the craft cocktail movement. Through his work with food and hospitality legends like Mario Batali, Steve Wynn, and Harry Denton, Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as "the Modern Mixologist," someone bringing the traditional art of mixology into the 21st century for the benefit of new generations. On the heels of the success of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails, Tony Abou-Ganim has written Vodka Distilled as a companion piece focusing entirely on this clear spirit. It is a comprehensive look at the vodka marketplace, geared toward those working in the profession as well as the giant audience of vodka drinkers. This one-of-a-kind resource establishs a new standard in defining and understanding the world's most consumed spirit. Vodka Distilled appeal to both enthusiasts and aficionados by explaining how traditional-style vodkas—those produced in Eastern Europe—differ in character from those made in the West, and how different raw materials and distillation and filtration methods contribute to these variations in character. By breaking down the characteristics of each highlighted vodka, Abou-Ganim helps readers better understand, appreciate, and enjoy this noble spirit.

The Restaurant

The Restaurant
Author: John R. Walker
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN: 1119762162
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Restaurant Book Excerpt:

An authoritative, up-to-date, and one-stop guide to the restaurant business In the newly revised The Restaurant: From Concept to Operation, Ninth Edition, accomplished hospitality and restaurant professional John R. Walker delivers a comprehensive exploration of opening a restaurant, from the initial idea to the grand opening. The book offers readers robust, applications-based coverage of all aspects of developing, opening, and running a restaurant. Readers will discover up-to-date material on staffing, legal and regulatory issues, cost control, financing, marketing and promotion, equipment and design, menus, sanitation, and concepts. Every chapter has been revised, updated and enhanced with several industry examples, sidebars, charts, tables, photos, and menus. The Restaurant: From Concept to Operation, Ninth Edition provides readers with all the information they need to make sound decisions that will allow for the building of a thriving restaurant business. The book also offers: A thorough introduction to the restaurant business, from the history of eating out to the modern challenges of restaurant operation A comprehensive exploration of restaurants and their owners, including quick-casual, sandwich, family, fine-dining, and other establishments Practical discussions of menus, kitchens, and purchasing, including prices and pricing strategies, menu accuracy, health inspections, and food purchasing systems In-depth examinations of restaurant operations, including bar and beverage service, budgeting and control, and food production and sanitation An indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate restaurant and food management services and business administration students, The Restaurant: From Concept to Operation, Ninth Edition is also perfect for aspiring and practicing restaurant owners and restaurant investors seeking a one-stop guide to the restaurant business.

What to Drink with What You Eat

What to Drink with What You Eat
Author: Andrew Dornenburg,Karen Page
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-07-31
ISBN: 0316077976
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What to Drink with What You Eat Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2007 IACP Cookbook of the Year Award Winner of the 2007 IACP Cookbook Award for Best Book on Wine, Beer or Spirits Winner of the 2006 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award Winner of the 2006 Gourmand World Cookbook Award - U.S. for Best Book on Matching Food and Wine Prepared by a James Beard Award-winning author team, "What to Drink with What You Eat" provides the most comprehensive guide to matching food and drink ever compiled--complete with practical advice from the best wine stewards and chefs in America. 70 full-color photos.

Spirits Cocktails of Upstate New York A History

Spirits   Cocktails of Upstate New York  A History
Author: Don Cazentre
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN: 1467137006
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirits Cocktails of Upstate New York A History Book Excerpt:

From the Hudson Valley to the Niagara River, Upstate New York has a long and grand history of spirits and cocktails. Early colonists distilled rum, and pioneering settlers made whiskey. In the 1800s, a fanciful story of a tavern keeper and a "cock's tail" took root along the Niagara River, and the earliest definition of the "cocktail" appeared in a Hudson Valley paper. The area is home to its share of spirited times and liquid legends, and the recent surge in modern distilleries and cocktail bars only bolsters that tradition. Author Don Cazentre serves up these tales of Upstate New York along with more than fifty historic and modern cocktail recipes.

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails
Author: Noah Rothbaum
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN: 0190670401
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails Book Excerpt:

Anthropologists and historians have confirmed the central role alcohol has played in nearly every society since the dawn of human civilization, but it is only recently that it has been the subject of serious scholarly inquiry. The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails is the first major reference work to cover the subject from a global perspective, and provides an authoritative, enlightening, and entertaining overview of this third branch of the alcohol family. It will stand alongside the bestselling Companions to Wine and Beer, presenting an in-depth exploration of the world of spirits and cocktails in a groundbreaking synthesis. The Companion covers drinks, processes, and techniques from around the world as well as those in the US and Europe. It provides clear explanations of the different ways that spirits are produced, including fermentation, distillation, and ageing, alongside a wealth of new detail on the emergence of cocktails and cocktail bars, including entries on key cocktails and influential mixologists and cocktail bars. With entries ranging from Manhattan and mixology to sloe gin and stills, the Companion combines coverage of the range of spirit-based drinks around the world with clear explanations of production processes, and the history and culture of their consumption. It is the ultimate guide to understanding what is in your glass. The Companion is lavishly illustrated throughout, and appendices include a timeline of spirits and distillation and a guide to mixing drinks.

Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl  An Encyclopedia  2 volumes
Author: Melitta Weiss Adamson,Francine Segan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2008-10-30
ISBN: 0313086893
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl An Encyclopedia 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

From the earliest times, humans have enjoyed dining and entertainment with family and friends, from sharing a simple meal to an extravagant feast for a special celebration. In this two-volume set, entries tell the history of wedding and religious customs, holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, and modern day get togethers such as block parties and Superbowl parties. Providing a worldwide perspective on celebration, entries on topics such as Dim Sum, La Quinceanera Parties, Deepavali, and Juneteenth cover many cultures. In addition, entries on Ancient Rome, Medieval entertaining, and others give an inside view as to what entertaining was like during those times, should readers want to recreate these themes for school projects or club banquets. Whether a student of history or world language class, or an adult planning a theme party, there is something in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl for everyone.

The Craft Cocktail Compendium

The Craft Cocktail Compendium
Author: Warren Bobrow
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 1592338046
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Craft Cocktail Compendium Book Excerpt:

Muddle, mix, shake, stir, pour--whatever the method, you'll learn how to create the perfect cocktail. "This carefully curated collection of classic cocktail recipes, and variations thereon, works for both professional bartenders, and their home mixologist brothers and sisters, all in one very creative compendium. This is the book you're looking for." --Gaz Regan, Author, The Joy of Mixology Whether you're new to mixing drinks or have been creating your own cocktails for years, The Craft Cocktail Compendium has everything you need to know to mix, shake, or stir your way to a delicious drink. With over 200 craft cocktail recipes, expert mixologist Warren Bobrow will help you broaden your skills and excite your taste buds with unique takes on timeless favorites and recipes you've likely never tried before. --Feeling distracted and edgy? Sip a Lemon Balm Gin and Tonic to soothe jangled nerves. --Need some tranquility? Slowly sip a Cabin in the Pines, a magical blend of roasted stone fruits muddled with white whiskey and Fernet Branca. --Enjoyed one--or three--too many drinks last night? The Corpse Reviver might be your curative of choice. --Chasing sleep and counting sheep? Try the German Relaxation cocktail with an Alpine herbal elixir and honey syrup.

The Shaken and the Stirred

The Shaken and the Stirred
Author: Stephen Schneider,Craig N. Owens
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 0253052327
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shaken and the Stirred Book Excerpt:

Over the past decade, the popularity of cocktails has returned with gusto. Amateur and professional mixologists alike have set about recovering not just the craft of the cocktail, but also its history, philosophy, and culture. The Shaken and the Stirred features essays written by distillers, bartenders and amateur mixologists, as well as scholars, all examining the so-called 'Cocktail Revival' and cocktail culture. Why has the cocktail returned with such force? Why has the cocktail always acted as a cultural indicator of class, race, sexuality and politics in both the real and the fictional world? Why has the cocktail revival produced a host of professional organizations, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures?

The New Craft of the Cocktail

The New Craft of the Cocktail
Author: Dale DeGroff
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN: 1984823582
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Craft of the Cocktail Book Excerpt:

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. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION 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.

A Journey to Cocktail Enlightenment

A Journey to Cocktail Enlightenment
Author: John W. Raibikis,Mike Ferron
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-11-09
ISBN: 1452083681
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Journey to Cocktail Enlightenment Book Excerpt:

A Journey to Cocktail Enlightenment Two Thirsty Guys Discover Atlanta's Best Drinks "What were we seeking? Was it an incredible cocktail or an incredible experience? Was one possible without the other? "We're evolving from our primitive beginnings of making and enjoying flavored martinis. Our search for unusual cocktails thus far has broadened our knowledge and expanded our appreciation of finely crafted cocktails. Right here, we seem to have hit the true mother lode "A long sequence of unique samplings and events had us thinking in innovative ways and discovering something that never would have entered our minds before "We not only held our own against professional bartenders, but beat out over half of our competitors. Our ability to accurately judge a cocktail has been substantiated. Two friends and bon vivants who enjoy liquid refreshments take a journey in search of the best cocktails they can find in and around the Atlanta area. Their travels take them from neighborhood bars to well-known establishments. In the process, they encounter colorful characters, discover delicious recipes, and develop an appreciation for what makes a great cocktail. Their journey also leads them to something greater.