Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award in "Beverage" category
Finalist for the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Book Awards
Winner of the 2018 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book
A stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders.
Meehan’s Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan’s magnum opus—and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehan’s storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehan’s deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, drink mixing technique, and the tools you’ll need to create a well-stocked bar—all brought to life in over 150 black- and-white illustrations by artist Gianmarco Magnani.
The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktail classicsincluding Meehan originalsplus insights as to why he makes them the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender’s creative process. Organized by spirit base, the recipes contain detailed annotations and are accompanied by fine art photographer Doron Gild’s breathtaking, full-color photos. Thoughtful contributions from more than 50 colleagues around the world who’ve greatly contributed to global cocktail culture further contextualize Meehan’s philosophy. Timeless black-and-white portraits of these industry experts round out this comprehensive tome.
This densely informative, yet approachable manual is presented in an iconic packagefeaturing a textured cover with debossed type, rounded corners, and nearly 500 pagesmaking it an instant classic to be enjoyed now, and for years to come. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level or an enthusiastic amateur interested in better understanding concepts like mise en place and the mechanics of drink making, Meehan’s Bartender Manual is the definitive modern guide.
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About the Author
JIM MEEHAN is a renowned bartender and author of The PDT Cocktail Book.He worked at some of New York City’s most revered restaurants and bars, includingGramercy Tavern and Pegu Club, before opening the James Beard Award–winningbar PDT in 2007. In addition to writing for Tasting Table, Lucky Peach, and SommelierJournal, Meehan served as an editor for Food & Wine magazine’s annual cocktailbook and Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide. He and his family reside in Portland,Oregon, where he runs the consulting firm Mixography, Inc.
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In the spirit of Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book, my first book, The PDT Cocktail Book, was a snapshot of what I hope many will fondly recall as a seminal moment in cocktail history. It’s a recipe book first and foremost, documenting the popular ingredients and proportions used to make classic and contemporary cocktails at the time of its publication.
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