Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Must be 21 Years of Age; The Modern Cocktail; Matt Whiley

Matt Whiley, AKA The Talented Mr Fox, traces the evolution of the modern bartender against the backdrop of cocktail history with this stylish cocktail recipe book. With more than 60 recipes made from spirit bases including gin, vodka, whiskey, bourbon and cognac, alongside expert advice on equipment and glassware, this is the complete kit to modern cocktail making at home! Learn to make delicious and original cocktails such as the Bangkok Penicillin or the Marmite Martini, Pea Wine or the Rok House Bellini Fermented Cucumber Syrup. From highly acclaimed mixologist and drinks consultant Matt Whiley, this unique cocktail recipe book is the perfect inspiration for creating your own modern drinks cabinet and the perfect how to guide to making delicious and highly creative cocktails from scratch.

*A thank you to NetGalley for providing this book for a honest and unbiased review*

Title:  The Modern Cocktail
Author: Matt Whiley
Genre: Food and Drink

Publication Date: October 9th, 2017


Hello Fellow Readers,

I've probably never mentioned that I love food and drink books. I like to think of myself as a homebody (it's not really true) so getting the chance to make some food and drinks for people excites me and I was hoping to do that with this book.

While Matt Whiley knows his stuff, not only does he provide some great recipes but insight to the different spirits and equipment, I did not really get what I wanted for this book. I would say that the title to this book is really spot on, because wow this does spin the classic cocktail and put really modern twists to it. Mixology reminds me a lot of chemistry and I am pretty sure they use the same materials and equipment.

The recipes require ingredients that are not in your fridge and pantry, in fact you probably won't use any of it unless your making one of these cocktails. I was hoping to make a drink and share it with this review but most of this goes over my head (thinking about it I probably understand Chemistry more).  The book is good despite this, loaded with interesting details and facts I never knew about the bar tending world, which made me give it 3 stars despite the complex recipes. 

 If your a person who loves to entertain and needs new ways to do that, this book is for you. If your a bartender that needs some inspiration, this book is for you. If your a hipster, this book is for you. 

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