Learn how to harness the power of the Flavour Triangle and balance each element and flavour profile while exploring the history of notable drinks along the way.
Strong, Sweet and Bitter is the debut cocktail recipe book from Cara Devine, hostess of the popular YouTube series Behind the Bar.
Diving into the fundamental ‘Flavour Triangle’ of drink mixing, Strong, Sweet and Bitter reveals how flavour can help you craft a drink from just about anything on hand, from classic cocktails to their lesser-known but equally delicious counterparts.
It's never too late to learn the basics of cocktail-making, and this guide will help even the most experienced bartenders learn how to make a base from scratch. Cara also includes loads of helpful insights, from the science of ingredients and equipment to fun facts and the history of each drink – because who doesn’t love a good story to go along with your cocktail?
Sectioned by cocktail-type, this book has a drink to match all moods and tastes.
About the Author: Cara Devine is the manager at Bomba Rooftop and host of the hugely popular web series Behind the Bar. She began working in hospitality at the age of 16, but started taking it seriously while working as a hostess in a cocktail bar in Vancouver after graduating university. After a move back home to Scotland and a job in a five-star hotel bar, she moved to Melbourne and has been soaking up knowledge from the city’s hospitality scene ever since, as well as sharing some of her own. Behind the Bar, launched in 2019, shows professional bartenders, as well as viewers at home, how to make Penicillins, Daiquiris and more, with other episodes featuring product comparisons or deep-dives on topics like Japanese whisky, vermouth and bartending tools.