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Dr. Adam Elmegirab - ITEM # 978-1909313941

Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Book of Bitters - Hardcover

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Learn about cocktail bitters' rich history and defining characteristics, plus get insight on the science behind taste and flavor in this gorgeous reference guide complete with 50 recipes.


    Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Book of Bitters tells the "the bitter and twisted history of one of the cocktail world's most fascinating ingredients."

    Written by cocktail historian and founder of his eponymous bitters company, Adam Elmegirab, this gorgeous hardcover guide is the result of almost a decade of research into the world of bitters. Page by page, it guides you through bitters' rich history--from the promotion of "elixirs" by snake-oil salesmen to the birth of the cocktail and its 19th-century heyday, the subsequent industry crash following Prohibition, and the renaissance of bitters as an essential part of the contemporary bartender's tool kit.

    As well as the history, Elmegirab outlines each of the key botanicals that go into bitters and explains the science of taste and flavor. In fascinating detail, he describes how each characteristic can be deployed for maximum impact and summarizes the key techniques for making great cocktails.

    Most importantly, the book offers 50 cocktail recipes created by Elmegirab and some of the world's leading bartenders. These exceptional drinks showcase the different characteristics of bitters and how they can be employed to refine the drinking experience.

    Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Book of Bitters is essential to any well-stocked cocktail library and makes an excellent gift for professional bartenders as well as home cocktail enthusiasts.

    • Written by Adam Elmegirab, founder of Dr Adam Elmegirab's Bitters based in Aberdeen, Scotland
    • Elmegirab travels extensively, writes for a number of drinks media publications, is an academy member for Drink International's World's 50 Best Bars awards, collaborates with a number of world-famous bars and brands, and regularly presents seminars and tastings at international cocktail events
    • The book is the result of almost a decade of research into the world of bitters
    • Includes 50 cocktail recipes created by Elmegirab and some of the world's leading bartenders

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    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Total Pages: 160
    • Publisher: Dog 'n' Bone Books
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