Drinking Distilled: A User’s Manual by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, eBook Download 0399580557

April 15, 2018

Drinking Distilled: A User's Manual

An opinionated, illustrated guide for cocktail beginners, covering the basics of spirits plus making and drinking cocktails, written by celebrated craft cocktail bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler.

This easy-reading, colorful introduction for cocktail beginners, with approximately 100 succinct lessons on drinking culture, spirits, and cocktail making, is delivered in the pithy, wry style Morgenthaler is known for in his instructional videos and writing for beverage publications. Novices will learn how to order a drink, how to drink with the boss, how to drink at the airport, and more. Twelve perfect starter recipes–ranging from a Dry Gin Martini to a Batched Old-Fashioned (perfect for the flask)–plus thirty original illustrations round out this distillation for new enthusiasts.


Praise for The Bar Book by Jeffrey Morgenthaler: “My favorite drinks book of the year is The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique. Mr. Morgenthaler, a well-regarded Portland, Ore.-based bartender and blogger, notes that a great cocktail requires a combination of three elements: recipe, ingredient and technique. He admits that the first two have been well-plumbed in existing books, then lasers in on the third. Just learning how to make his ingenious but simple ‘MacGyver Centrifuge’ with cheesecloth and a salad spinner to filter fruit juices is nearly worth the cover price.” –Wayne Curtis, Wall Street Journal “An accessible but sophisticated primer that could render the rest of the cocktail library obsolete.” –Library Journal 

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About the Author

JEFFREY MORGENTHALER is the award-winning bar director of Clyde Common and Pépé le Moko, the author of The Bar Book, and a cocktail editor and columnist for Food Republic. Morgenthaler has been featured in Saveur, the Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Imbibe, and more.SAMI GASTON is a bartender-turned-illustrator.

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If you aren’t lucky enough to ever get to sit across the bar from Jeffrey and have a casual chat about liquor, drinking, bars, architecture, or whatever other random subject you and he land on, then this book is the next best thing. It’s full of wisdom but self-deprecating, serious but not stuffy, fun but not obnoxious, informative without lecturing you. The book is as charming as he is and better looking (the illustrations by Sami Gaston are simple but lovey). Great for reading on a sunny afternoon with a cold beverage.



  • Title: Drinking Distilled: A User’s Manual
  • Autor: Jeffrey Morgenthaler
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Ten Speed Press (April 10, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: | 0399580557
  • ISBN-13: | 978-0399580550
  • Download File Format: EPUB, PDF

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