From the Inside Flap: Martinis are the toast of the town! They're evocative. Sophisticated. Sensual. They appeal to those who are savvy. Suave. Confident. With liquid elegance and glamorous mystique, martinis launched today's discriminating cocktail culture and turned bartenders into "bar chefs."
101 Martinis goes beyond gin or vodka and vermouth classics to include adventurous recipes with rum, scotch, fruit infusions, liqueurs, ice cream, and even herbal supplements. Freshen up your martini repertoire and entertain stylishly with these intriguing variations for every season and occasion. Try standards like the Classic Martini and Dirty Martini or offbeat concoctions like the Lavendartini and the Ginseng Sling Martini. Serve Moroccan Mint Teanis for brunch or high tea, or Ultimate Chocolate Martinis for after-dinner cocktails. Enjoy Lemon Granita Martinis poolside or Hot Chocolate Martinis fireside. Serve the guys Men's Yang Martinis and the gals Women's Yin Martinis, or bring them together with Flirtinis!
Recommendations help you pair martinis with foods they'll complement—salty, sweet, spicy, or sour. Chill the glasses, get out the cocktail shaker, and become a bar chef yourself. Your quest for the ever-elusive "perfect martini" begins here.
About the Author: Kim Haasarud is a James Beard-honored mixologist, author, and beverage consultant. "Cocktails, like food, should be culinary experiences," says Haasarud. "It is about combining ingredients to create a sensation on the palate and entice all the senses with a combination of flavors, textures, aromas, and garnishes."
- 128 pages
- 5.1 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
- Features sections on the evolution of martinis, and how to make the “perfect” martini
- Each martini recipe includes guidelines for food pairing