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Bartending For Dummies

Foley, R. / Foley, Jackie Wilson


6. Edition September 2022
416 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-90044-3
John Wiley & Sons

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Make drinks like a master mixologist with 1,000 recipes

Bartenders are the life of the party--and it's never been easier to prepare and serve drinks that keep partygoers coming back for more! Whether you want to break into professional bartending or up your ante as a home mixologist, this clear, easy-to-follow guide has you covered. With tips on stocking your bar and working with the right tools and garnishes, as well as information on the latest liquor trends and popular new cocktails, it won't be long before you hear, "Bartender, may I have another?"
* Concoct the perfect timeless and modern drinks
* Learn how to create perfect low and no-alcohol options
* Replicate everyone's favorite ready-to-drink cocktails
* Stock your bar with the best glasses and tools

If you're looking for fresh ideas to keep your friends or customers happy, Bartending For Dummies is the perfect how-to resource for making a splash with great drinks.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Bartending 5

Chapter 1: For Openers: Gathering the Tools and Glasses You Need 7

Chapter 2: Methods to the Drink Making Madness 17

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Home Bar 31

Chapter 4: Keeping Tabs: Helpful Charts and Measures 41

Part 2: Distilling the High Points of Various Spirits 49

Chapter 5: Vodka 51

Chapter 6: Gin 57

Chapter 7: Tequila and Mezcal 61

Chapter 8: American and Canadian Whisk(e)y 67

Chapter 9: Irish Whiskey 79

Chapter 10: Scotch Whisky 83

Chapter 11: Japanese Whisky 89

Chapter 12: Rum 93

Chapter 13: Brandy 99

Chapter 14: Cognac and Armagnac 105

Chapter 15: Aperitifs, Cordials, Digestifs, and Liqueurs 111

Chapter 16: Beer 119

Chapter 17: Hard Teas, Seltzers, and Ready-to-Drink Products 123

Chapter 18: Wine 127

Chapter 19: Low- and No-Alcohol Options 137

Part 3: Drink Recipes: Creating Classic Cocktails and More 141

Chapter 20: Recipes from A to Z 143

Chapter 21: Shots and Shooters 311

Chapter 22: Martini Making 321

Chapter 23: Drinks for Special Occasions 329

Chapter 24: Mocktails and Low-Alcohol Cocktails 337

Part 4: The Part of Tens 349

Chapter 25: Ten+ Toasts to Mark Any Occasion 351

Chapter 26: At Least Ten Cures and Lores 355

Chapter 27: Ten+ Terms That'll Make You Sound Like a Pro 357

Recipe Index 361

Topics Index 393
Author Ray Foley is the Founder of BARTENDER(r) Magazine, and co-author Jackie Wilson Foley is the Publisher. Since 1979, BARTENDER(r) Magazine is one of the only magazines in the world geared toward bartenders. Ray and Jackie also founded the BARTENDER "Hall of Fame"(r) and The Bartenders' Foundation. For more information visit