The long awaited companion book to Assouline's award-winning Vintage Cocktails, Craft Cocktails explores the new golden age of the cocktail as culinary art form. World-renowened mixologist Brian Van Flandern shares some of his famous recipes conceived while working as the head mixologist for Michelin three-star chef. Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York. Additionally, Van Flandern has collected recipes from some of the best craft cocktail lounges in the city, including Employees Only, Clover Club, Death & Co., and PDT (Please Don't Tell). From garnishes and glassware to temperature and balance, Van Flander provides informative tips for consistently making beautiful and delectable cocktails at home. With easy-to-follow recipes, tricks of the trade, and gorgeous photography, this book is a must-have for every swank host and aspiring mixologist.
"With a whole new range of fresh ingredients and quality spirits, the craft cocktail movement has changed they way drinks are created. As far as drinking is concerned, we've never had it so good."
- Brian Van Flandern