Which Cocktail references do you use?


#1

After reading the cocktail thread a while, I get interested, and bought Death & Co book after many recommendation here, I must say it’s a fascinate read, but find some preparation quite complex for someone that makes an occasional drink and want to try different stuff (and also a beginner).

What books, references or sites do you use? TIA


#2

I like this site:
https://www.12bottlebar.com


(Biscy) #3

I have an old Gary Regan book that was fun to read, but I honestly experiment a little and mix what tastes right to me


#4

You’re right about experimenting.

Today I read that Ducasse is organizing a cocktail contest in France, the theme this year is sweet pastries. They give an example of liquid carrot cake.

I don’t know if this is the right direction to go. (And also since when Ducasse is known for his cocktail?!) But I guess the day I will lose my teeth, I will appreciate alcohol and pastries to be drinkable from a glass.


(Biscy) #5

Ha!


#6

If you have an iOS device, the PDT app is pretty nice - you can put in all the ingredients you have on hand and it will show the cocktails you can make with them (that have recipes in the app/PDT book), and also ones that need one or two more ingredients. PDT is a cocktail bar in Manhattan.

The Smuggler’s Cove book is also good if you like tiki cocktails.


#7

Great, that sounds convenient…as recipes always need something we don’t have at home.

Thanks for the recommendation, as we like especially rum drinks.


#8

Bought it. Took some time to enter the database, I’m surprised there are so many unopened bottles.
App said we can make 6 recipes, 37 recipes missing 1 ingredient, 100 recipes missing 2 ingredients. Not too bad given the fact that we are running out of whisky and have no gin.