"I found it hard to stay put while reading; I constantly wanted to leap up and strike out for a liquor store to test my new knowledge."—Review of The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace, The Wall Street Journal.
Join the gin craze with this captivating introduction to the world of gin, plus recipes for perfect gin cocktails, brought to you by award-winning bartender and bestselling author Tristan Stephenson.
Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine “genever” to gin’s commercialization. From the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London to the golden age that it is now experiencing.
In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries have cropped up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process, and the science. Follow Tristan's expertly honed recipes and to enjoy a Classic Martini, Negroni, Gimlet, Aviation, Martinez and Singapore Sling at home.
About the author:
Tristan Stephenson is an award-winning bar operator, restaurateur, author, and co-founder of Fluid Movement, a globally renowned drinks consultancy. His books The Curious Bartender Volume 1: The Artistry & Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail and The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace were both shortlisted for the André Simon Award. Tristan lives in Cornwall, UK. You can follow him at @trisstephenson.