Cocktail techniques, pro-tips and recipes
By CANDRA (Candid Drinks Advice) is the consumer-face of WeareKina.
We Are Kina is a global drinks consultancy.
Sebastian Hamilton-Mudge, Natalia Garcia Bourke,Andrew Shannon
How to Make Better Cocktails is a book for anyone wanting to improve their drinks-making skills. No gimmicks, no pretensions - just the skills, techniques and principles used by the best bartenders in the world.
This book simplifies confusing terminology and complex techniques to unlock the magic of 70 classic and original cocktail recipes, and teaches you everything you need to know to master hundreds more.
With a comprehensive introduction to everything from balance and dilution to how to achieve the perfect foam (and why a chopstick is an essential piece of kit), 70 recipes and a host of nerdy focus sections on hero drinks such as the Dry Martini and Daiquiri, this is the home bartenders bible.
About the Author:
Seb and Natalia (husband and wife) are based in LA.
Seb was a bartender in London before becoming a consultant (delivering drink strategies and education) for spirit brands, wrote an award-winning college training course called Professional Bartending, and was the ambassador for Beefeater and Plymouth Gin.
Natalia worked for Jameson. Then in events, partnerships and advocacy for the Pernod Ricard Irish Whiskey brands and was then Brand Director Mezcal El Silencio.
Andrew (Andy) Shannon is based in central London.
Andy was a bartender at Callooh Callay (London), and then managed the award-winning Edition group's London Bars, developed activations and bar takeovers in city's such as Singapore, Paris and Miami, and delivered the global advocacy and education programme 'Punch on the road', at key industry gatherings like Bar Convent Berlin, the Mexico Bar Show, and in iconic bars like NYC's Dead Rabbit. He was GM at the West Hollywood EDITION in Los Angeles - The Roof Bar, Restaurant and Pool.