Thomas Allen & Sons
Pure. Natural. Organic. Those words have long been applied to food, clothing, and cosmetics; now, they can describe cocktails as well. At the forefront of the burgeoning artisanal cocktail movement, trendsetting bartenders are creating drinks that use organic, natural spirits and mixers; these are drinks on the cutting edge of the cutting edge. Author Paul Abercrombie has gathered dozens of these special creations in Organic, Shaken and Stirred, providing readers with all the recipes and tools they need to mix them up at home.
This collection features 1 eco-friendly, organic cocktails from the trendiest bars and nightclubs across the country, along with a few new creations by the author. Enjoy the Voluptuous (culled from the Grand Pu Bah restaurant in San Francisco), organic strawberry muddled with organic gin, agave nectar, organic egg white, and a splash of absinthe. The Lunacy (from the Royalton in New York City) gets two green thumbs up for its mixture of organic blackberries, lemon juice, organic simple syrup, organic reposado tequila, Lillet Blanc, and acai spirit. And then there's the sublime yet simple Au Provence (from Eastern Standard in Boston), made with tarragon-infused organic simple syrup, organic vodka, and lime juice.