A Bartender's Guide to the World by Lauren Mote
Transport your glass around the globe with more than 75 cocktail recipes from one of the world’s premier bartenders.
Grab your glass and let’s go!
For over 20 years, Lauren Mote has tended bars and traveled the world, often as one of the only women in a male-dominated industry. She’s developed cocktail recipes, sought out new ingredients, and gathered stories along the way. Now, in her first book, Lauren is inviting readers and home bartenders to pack their suitcases and come with her on an international cocktail adventure.
Few bartenders can match Lauren’s encyclopedic knowledge of spirits, liqueurs, and tinctures, not to mention her originality for blending them into a perfectly-balanced drink. Once you’ve gotten a handle on the basics of bartending, and gathered your cocktail shaker along with a few other pieces of equipment, you’ll be raising your glass in no time. The recipes are organized by their star ingredients, such as agave, gin, whiskey, rum, vodka, and more. Every drink is given its own designation of standard, mid, low, or zero proof, and you’ll find a whole chapter on nonalcoholic cocktails, because Lauren feels strongly that all drinks should be prepared with care, whether they include alcohol or not. Once you’ve narrowed down the base that you’re in the mood for, let Lauren’s magnetic storytelling and gift of the gab continue to guide you. In each chapter, you’ll find a collection of Mise en Place Recipes to help you build up your bar’s basic ingredients and make Lauren’s techniques your own.
With beautiful storytelling and photography, and cocktail recipes you won’t find elsewhere, A Bartender’s Guide to the World is as much a pleasure to read as it is to imbibe from.
LAUREN MOTE is a sought-after consultant and expert in the global spirits industry. She’s a founding partner of the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed cocktail bitters line, Bittered Sling, and Nightcap Media Agency. She’s also the co-founder of Women Celebrate, a social media initiative to highlight women and fem folx and their achievements in the drinks industry. She’s traveled to over 60 countries, trained over 15,000 bartenders, presented at dozens of trade shows and has been a bartender for over 20 years. Lauren divides her time between Canada and the Netherlands. JAMES O. FRAIOLI is an award-winning cocktail author. He has published 40 books, including titles that have been featured on the Food Network, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, People, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue and Martha Stewart Living Radio.