This first-of-its-kind volume features 40 ways to make a classic martini, 60 nouveau concoctions and a directory of the world's best martini lounges. Here, readers will discover the finer points of gin versus vodka, olive versus twist, shaken versus stirred, as well as brands of liquor, ratios of ingredients and every facet of this highly ritualized and specific cocktail. Also included are looks at and recipes for the weird and wonderful new offspring of the martini renaissance: chocolate and espresso martinis, the Cajun Combustion Engine, Martini Navratilova, Very Berry Martini, Pasini Express, Berlin Station Chief and many more. With sidebars featuring quotes from literature, toasts and historical points of interest, plus photos recalling great martini moments in film, politics, culture and advertising, Shaken Not Stirred is a fabulous celebration of a classic and very au courant international tradition.
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Anistatia R. Miller and Jared M. Brown are the directors of Mixellany Limited, a drinks consultancy and publisherof books on drinks and spirits. During their twenty-year collaboration,Miller and Brown have written more than thirty books, includingShaken Not Stirred®: A Celebration of the Martini, Cuban Cocktails,and The Mixellany Guide to Vermouth & Other Apéritifs. Recipients ofthe International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011 Communicatorsof the Year Award, the couple's two-volume masterwork, SpirituousJourney: A History of Drink, won the coveted Gourmand WorldCookbook Award for Best Drink History in the UK in both 2009 and2010. Jared Brown is also the master distiller of Sipsmith, the firstcopper-pot distillery to be licensed in London in more than 189 years.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
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