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A Taste for Drink – Book

Become the bartender everyone wants at their event.A Taste for Drink

Learn how to become a knowledgeable taster.
The purpose of A Taste For Drink is to inspire your own beverage creativity not force you to march in lock step with a specific set of recipes.
This volume provides you with the tools to make creative decisions rather than simply provide overused templates and recipes identical to a thousand other books that have gone before.
A Taste For Drink will quickly become an important adjunct to your arsenal of knowledge. Chock full of tasting technique this book will educate you in how flavors combine and affect your tastebuds.

– Learn the proper way to examine and judge your drink.
– Learn what makes a good drink good.
– Learn why you mix in certain proportions.
– Learn what flavors enhance or complement each other
– Learn how to make flavored syrups to use for coffee, desserts, or alcohol.
– Learn to create your own custom alcohol flavors by flavoring base alcohols.
– Learn mixing techniques of professionals.
– And so much more.

A Taste for Drink will quickly become the one source of information that you use to mine your other books for recipes and then deconstruct them to make new and exciting concoctions.

Following the advice of an expert on ‘mixing on the fly’ you will learn to identify flavors that complement or counteract each other. You will learn the art of mindful tasting and begin your journey to becoming the Bartender you always wanted to be.

Bartenders, home experimenters, and anyone who always wanted to understand why they like the drinks they like will receive benefits from this book.

This isn’t a book for posh wine tasters, it’s for the hard (or casual) drinker, the cocktail aficionado, the man or woman who wants to make and drink the tastiest beverages on earth.

Some of the topics covered in this book:

  • Beverage History
  • Tasting Glassware
  • Cleansing the Palate
  • Training Your Taste Buds
  • How Flavors Combine
  • Balancing Dominance of Flavors
  • What is Proof
  • Alcohol Intensity
  • Quality – Cheap vs. Expensive
  • Base Alcohols
  • Liqueurs
  • Flavor pairings
  • Flavored Syrups
  • Mixed Drinks
  • Proportion Control
  • Mixing Technique
  • Bar Glassware
  • The Value of Bar Recipe Guides
  • Mixed drink families
  • Mixed Drink Recipes
  • Homemade Flavors
  • Flavored Alcohols
  • Fresh vs Dried vs Frozen
  • Making Flavored Alcohol
  • Sanitize
  • Cordials
  • Simple Syrup
  • Ageing

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Print Version

Also available in ebook form from Amazon

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