Mini Bar: Gin: A Little Book of Big Drinks
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Don't let the small size fool you—each volume in the Mini Bar series is filled with more than 50 traditional and original recipes that pack a punch. Gin aficionados will toast concoctions like the Tasmanian Twister. Each title in this series describes the history and distinct characteristics of its particular alcohol. Small enough to carry on a tropical vacation or stash next to the blender, these little cocktail books are a must-have for the weekend bartender.
. ALEXANDER . PASSION COC FR EN C H 75 . RITZ 75 . FROBISHER . PALL MALL GIN F IZZ . . FO JUNIPER R C . PINK GIN . ANTIBES . PINK MARTINI . RAMOS GIN FIZZ . JEWEL OF SIDECAR GIN AND SIN . MARTINEZ PERLATIVE MARTINI EY LIME MARTINI IL . . NEGRONI DIRTY MARTINI . JUPITER COCKTAIL . GOLD MARTINI . BALI HIGHBALL TO COCKTAIL . TASMANIAN TWISTER OCKTAIL . JOCKEY CLUB . RENDEZVOUS CKTAIL . COCO CHANEL . BEAUTY SPOT OG H ORN ROYALE . TY PH OON . LE E MILLE R ’ S
virtually tasteless, colorless alcohol that is 95.5 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) and is used as a base for spirits such as vodka or gin or for blending with straight whiskeys or other spirits and liqueurs. . On the Rocks . A term used to describe any liquor or mixed drink served over ice—the “rocks” being ice cubes— as opposed to a drink served “up” (without ice). . Perfect . A term used to describe speciﬁc cocktails that contain equal parts dry and sweet vermouth, as in a Perfect Manhattan
Punt e Mes for the Campari. 34 substitute 1⁄2 ounce For a NEGRONI COCKTAIL, shake the gin, Campari, and vermouth, omitting the club soda, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist instead of the orange slice. For a DIRTY DICK’S DOWNFALL (after Nixon), a lighter, martini- like version, use 2 ounces gin, 1⁄2 ounce dry vermouth, and 1⁄2 ounce Campari. Garnish with a lemon twist. Flamingo AS THE NAME SUGGESTS, THIS DRINK IS INDEED FLAMINGO PINK, compliments of
dryness ratio—even if it’s misting the glass with Noilly Prat or infusing the olive with dry vermouth—it must have vermouth to be a Martini. W. Somerset Maugham, a ﬁrm believer that Martinis should never be shaken, poetically stated, “Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so that the molecules lie sensuously on top of each other.” But purists such as Maugham have contention from the more contemporary camp, following the spy who made it oh-so-stylish to shake. 36 The Superlative Martini
CONJURED STRAIGHT FROM IAN FLEMING’S CASINO ROYALE, this infamous martini was James Bond’s cocktail of choice. It was named after Vesper Lynd, Bond’s doomed double-agent girlfriend. The potent cocktail appropriately calls for Russian vodka, symbolic of Vesper Lynd’s allegiance to the Russians, and is served with an orange twist to complement the Lillet, a delicious replacement for vermouth. The drink is served in Bond’s preferred glass, a champagne coupe, and of course, it is shaken, not