The Modern Mixologist by Tony Abou-Ganim
A “Must Have” fantastic new book by friend and internationally celebrated cocktail guru Tony Abou-Ganim.
The Modern Mixologist, book combines 60 of Tony’s very best recipes with practical tips, cocktail history, and quotes from famous cocktail enthusiasts and authorities. An introductory guide to home mixology takes readers step by step through basic and advanced techniques, from how to cut a twist to how to prepare your own infusions – but will also have professionals pouring over the pages! And the beautiful and striking photography will make you want to pick up and drink the pages!
Whether you’re a mixology aficionado or merely curious about the cocktail craze, Tony’s drinks will dazzle your palate and impress your friends.
Since I am a total lover of (ri)1 this is the first drink I will be stirring up from Tony’s new book … and I love the story of how the drink was created.
An Excerpt and Drink from the Modern Mixologist:
Just For Mary
Inspired by the Manhattan—a classic and rather serious cocktail hour libation—and by the qualities expressed in my dear friend and writing partner, the Just for Mary emerged with ease. (ri)1 straight rye whiskey (pronounced “rye one”) is made for mixing. Light among its rye brethren, pleasing, with both fruit and spice flavors at its center, it is tantalizing, friendly, and “easy on the tongue.” I combined (ri)1 with Lillet Blond and presented it to Mary. She smiled but I could tell something was missing. Back to the liquor cabinet for a measure of Cherry Heering and some orange bitters, then finished with burnt orange twist essence and a brandied cherry. This time a big smile. It may have been “just for Mary,” but thankfully there was enough for two. I think you’ll agree that this is a perfect cocktail hour elixir. – Tony
2 oz (ri)1 straight rye whiskey
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Lillet Blond
2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
In an ice-filled mixing glass, add rye whiskey, Cherry Heering, Lillet, and orange bitters. Stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Finish with the essence of a burnt
orange twist and discard.
From The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails, Agate Surry – $35.00