Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals.Formulas.Evolutions


There Are Only Six Cocktails.

So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal book Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails. In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal their suprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails with the "root recipes," six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass all cocktails: the Old Fashioned, Martini, Daiquiri, Sidecar, Whisky Highball, and Flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each root recipe, you'll understand why some cocktails work while others don't, how to make ingredient substitutions and variations on the classics, why you like the drinks you do, and how to invent entirely new cocktails. With more than 350 recipes, in-depth explorations of ingredients, and both fundamental and advanced techniques, Cocktail Codex gives drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and modern cocktails.