101 Champagne Cocktails

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  • "Corks popping, frothy liquid flowing, a cold crispy freshness . . . nothing quite so perfectly reflects the notion of 'the best in life.' This is a book for celebrants. It's a book for romantics. It's a book for the entertainerwho wants a light, fresh concoction that can bring people together to accent the joys of the day. So break out the bubbly and toast!" -From 101 Champagne Cocktails
  • Author:
    Kim Haasarud
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.874
    EAN:
    9780470169421
    ISBN:
    0470169427
    Label:
    Wiley
    Languages:
    English
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    $16.95
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    Wiley
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    128
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    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-08-18
    Publisher:
    Wiley
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    Wiley
    Title:
    101 Champagne Cocktails
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  1. benrias
    "101 Champagne Cocktails"
    3/5,
    Are you interested in jazzing up your favorite champagne, or sparkling wine?  If so, Kim Haasarud can help you with her book 101 Champagne Cocktails.  Compiled from various sources, the recipes in this book range from the familiar, such as mimosas, to original creations.  The book is short on text and long on recipes, with many gorgeous photographs.  Experienced home bartenders can jump right in and begin mixing their drink of choice.  However, newcomers might need a little help to successfully prepare these drinks.  But if you are willing to research just a few bar basics on your own, or you are an experienced mixologist, this eye-catching book will inspire you to enhance your favorite bubbly. 

    Experienced home bartenders will handle these recipes with ease.  The instructions and ingredients for each drink are straightforward with nothing unfamiliar to the skilled mixer.  And except for a few components that need to be specially prepared for certain drinks, such as fruit purees, granité, or rum syrup, most well-stocked home bars will meet the demands of these recipes.  So, those who already love to mix and have a home bar can start mixing immediately. 

    Beginners, on the other hand, may have difficulty with certain recipes due to the non-existent discussion on bar basics.  In fact, other than an extraordinarily brief introductory section, the author simply provides 101 cocktails recipes with little further guidance.  The inclusion of some bar basics would help newcomers by preparing them for the recipes they will attempt.  Discussions could have included an overview of bar tools and their use, how to properly chill a cocktail, background on less common ingredients like bitters, and maybe even descriptions of the various serving glasses called for in the recipes.  Providing this information would give the beginner the opportunity to successfully make these great cocktails, just like the veterans.   

    Bartending abilities aside, this book is special for its range of cocktail styles, not just the number of recipes.  In other words, most anybody will find a cocktail to meet their tastes.  Classical cocktail drinkers will enjoy the Classic Champagne Cocktail based on Angostura bitters.  For iced-cocktail drinkers, there are a number of frozen drinks to try, such as the raspberry sorbet-based Hope Floats.   For a sweeter taste, try a Sparkling Mocha Truffle made from crème de cacao and vanilla liqueur, served in a chocolate rimmed glass.  And for fruity or summer flavors, you cannot go wrong with a Champagne Cooler made from fresh fruit.  And, of course, every cocktail is made with a quality champagne or sparkling wine.  With such a large variety of styles, there is bound to be at least one champagne cocktail to meet your personal preferences. 

    While champagne by itself is excellent, 101 Champagne Cocktails will help you find new ways of enjoying your everyday bubbly.  Your champagnes, prosecos, and other sparkling wines will come alive with the ingredients called for in these recipes.  And the beautiful photography will lure you back to this book again and again.  True, the format of this book is best for skilled mixers.  However, beginners can also enjoy these cocktails with just a little personal research.  Either way, with 101 Champagne Cocktails in your kitchen, that special occasion for opening a fresh bottle of champagne can now simply be your desire to try a new sparkling recipe.  So pop that cork and toast a new champagne cocktail.

    Cheers!


    Recipe:
    Watermelon Frizzy

    Ingredients:
    ½ c Fresh watermelon (seedless)
    1 Orange wheel cut into quarters
    5 Mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
    1 ounce Premium vodka
    ½ ounce Simple syrup
    1 ½ to 2 ounces Chadon Rosé Champagne

    Method:
    In a cocktail shaker, muddle the watermelon, orange, and mint leaves with the vodka and simple syrup.  (Use a muddler or the back of a spoon.)  Add a small amount of ice and shake vigorously.  Pour into a stem or highball glass.  Add additional crushed ice and top off with Chandon Rosé.  Garnish with a mint sprig.

    Recipe courtesy "101 Champagne Cocktails," written by Kim Haasarud, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2008

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