Assouline's Craft Cocktails Celebrates The New Golden Age of Mixology

Assouline's <i>Craft Cocktails</i> Celebrates The New Golden Ag

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Craft Cocktails, a cool new coffee table book from French luxury publisher Assouline, celebrates the new golden age of the cocktail as a “culinary art form.” In the posh volume world-renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern, former chief cocktail maker at Michelin three-star chef Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York and the Carlyle Hotel, shares some of his innovative recipes conceived while working for Keller and other famed chefs — including Mario Batali and Michel Richard. Van Flandern has also collected recipes from some of New York City’s most renowned craft cocktail lounges including Employees Only, Clover Club, Death & Co., and PDT (Please Don’t Tell).
Assouline's <i>Craft Cocktails</i> Celebrates The New G

In addition to the recipes themselves, Van Flandern — the first to apply Keller’s unique philosophy of "flavor profiling" to mixology and thereby discovering techniques to create well-balanced food-friendly cocktails — also offers tips on such important topics as bespoke ingredients, garnishes, glassware, temperature, balance, and the art of consistently creating a delectable drink. The lavish photography and cool design does the drinks justice, making it a must for any host dedicated to dishing out well-crafted cocktails or experienced bartenders looking to hone their skills.

Craft Cocktails retails for $50.Assouline's <i>Craft Cocktails</i> Celebrates The New G
Assouline's <i>Craft Cocktails</i> Celebrates The New G

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern is the Executive Editor of Luxury Life magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everythin...(Read More)

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