Dave Stolte’s Book “Home Bar Basics” Just Added For Sale In The Golden Gopher Bottle Shop! Pick Yours Up Today!
From his website:
“There’s a hell of a party going on lately with a focus on quality cocktails in innovative bars around the country. Everyone should be invited to that party – but not everyone is lucky enough to have a great bar nearby, or maybe can’t afford to go out often. Bridging that gap and bringing a taste of elegance within reach is “Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics),” a concise, pocket-sized, 124-page guidebook to setting up a home cocktail bar with an emphasis on history, quality, and craft. The book includes thirty recipes ranging from standards (Old Fashioned, Tom Collins, Sidecar) to tiki classics (Zombie, Navy Grog, Mai Tai) to today’s exciting craft cocktails (Southern Exposure, Penicillin). Tips and techniques include advice on being a good host, selecting the best spirit brands, making the best ice at home, and to how to choose fresh citrus. The book features fun original illustrations, handy checklists, and easy-to-read instructions that break down these fine libations into foolproof steps. “Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)” is wire-bound for easy lay-flat reading and is professionally litho printed in the USA in full color on water-resistant, tear-resistant synthetic paper for durability. 1st edition was a Finalist for a Spirited Award as Best New Cocktail Book at Tales of the Cocktail, 2012.
When asked why the world needs another cocktail book, author Dave Stolte says, “There’s nothing like this out there at the moment. It seems there’s three kinds of cocktail books: huge encyclopedic cover-everything doorstops, intro-to-drinkmaking books full of bad advice and mediocre-at-best recipes, or niche specialty books that are well-written with great recipes, but don’t cover the foundations. “Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)” aims to fill that space on the bookshelf in an approachable way.”
The book is endorsed by Gaz Regan (gazregandrinks, The Joy of Mixology), Eric Alperin (The Varnish, Milk & Honey, Little Branch), and Paul Harrington (Cocktail: the Drinks Bible for the 21st Century).