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Bartending for dummies
Foley, Ray.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., [2003]

Physical Description:
xvi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Format :


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TX951 .F65 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Now updated and expanded-the bestselling guide to mixing drinks
"A must for all the 'do it yourself' bartenders."-Charles Chop, United States Bartenders Guild
"Who better to write Bartending For Dummies than America's best known and funniest bartender, Ray Foley."-Bill Samuels Jr., President of Maker's Mark Distillery
First published in 1997, Bartending For Dummies has helped hundreds of thousands solve the mysteries of mixology-and remains one of the top-selling bartending guides, week after week. Now, bartender extraordinaire Ray Foley has updated his classic guide, making it even more essential to anyone who entertains. This updated edition now offers recipes for today's trendiest cocktails, such as the Metropolitan and the Apple Martini. It features the latest drinks with flavored vodkas and rums. And it delivers expanded coverage of single-malt Scotch whiskies and wines from around the world. Best of all, the book continues to include all the features that have made it so popular over the years: an A-to-Z recipe guide to nearly 1,000 cocktails and shooters, unbeatable tips on outfitting a home bar and mixing cocktails like a pro, and savvy guidance on selecting liquors, wines, and other libations. It's just what people need to mix up great drinks and have a blast!
Ray Foley (Basking Ridge, NJ) has been a bartender for more than 20 years. He is the Publisher and founder of Bartender magazine (150,000 circulation) and (2.5 million hits per month) and is the author of The Ultimate Cocktail Book, The Ultimate Cocktail Book II, The Ultimate Little Shooter Book, and The Ultimate Little Martini Book, among others.

Author Notes

Ray Foley is a former Marine with over 20 years of bartending and restaurant experience. He is the founder and publisher of Bartender Magazine. His other books include The Ultimate Cocktail Book and The Ultimate Little Martini Book .

Table of Contents

Part I The Basics
Chapter 1 Just for Openers: The Right Tools and Glasses
Chapter 2 Methods to the Madness
Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Home Bar
Chapter 4 Charts and Measures
Part II Short Shots from American Whiskey to Wine
Chapter 5 American and Canadian Whisk(e)y
Chapter 6 Aperitifs, Cordials, and Liqueurs
Chapter 7 Beer
Chapter 8 Brandy
Chapter 9 Cognac and Armagnac
Chapter 10 Gin
Chapter 11 Irish Whiskey
Chapter 12 Rum
Chapter 13 Scotch Whisky
Chapter 14 Tequila and Mezcal
Chapter 15 Vodka
Chapter 16 Wine
Part III The Recipes
Chapter 17 Recipes from A to Z
Chapter 18 "Martini" Madness
Chapter 19 Punches
Chapter 20 Nonalcoholic Drinks
Part IV The Part of Tens
Chapter 21 At Least Ten Cures and Lores
Chapter 22 Ten Thousand Web Sites and Other Resources
Recipes Index
Topics Index