Jun 24, 2009

Mix Shake Stir Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*

Full Description from Hachette Book Group:
The bartenders at Danny Meyer's wildly popular restaurants are known for their creative concoctions. Guests at Union Square Café or Gramercy Tavern expect not only the finest cuisine but also Meyer's special brand of hospitality that often begins with a Venetian Spritz or a Cranberry Daiquiri. In MIX SHAKE STIR, Meyer offers all the tips and tools needed to become a masterful mixologist and supplements the cocktail recipes with gourmet takes on bar snacks. There are over 100 recipes of bar classics, signature favorites, and original, refreshing libations--from the Modern's elegant mojito made with champagne and rose water to Tabla's Pomegranate Gimlet. Shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, these cocktails make this collection an invaluable resource for elegant entertaining.
More information and Where to purchase this book here.

My Review:
Mix Shake Stir is a collection of recipes for signature drinks from Danny Meyer's New York restaurants, along with some "cocktail friendly" foods. Starting with favorite classics such as Mojito, Americano, Old-Fashioned, and Pink Lady, with sections titled new classics, inspired flavors, elegant sips, casual libations, and bar fare including Five-Spice Cashews, Fried Green Olives, Crostini with Sweet-Pea Pesto, and Tequila-Lime Shrimp. There are 140 recipes in all. The instructions are simple and easy to follow, and there are lots of great pictures. It would be fun to learn how to make some of the cocktails, then impress your friends at your next get-together. If you like to entertain, or just want to make a special cocktail for your next "date night" this book will inspire you.

The Giveaway:
Thanks to Anna and Hachette Books, I have 3 copies of Mix Shake Stir to give away.
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