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Bartending For Dummies and Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies
Author: Ray Foley
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Two complete eBooks for one low price! Created and compiled by the publisher, this Bartender’s bundle brings together two entertaining titles in one, e-only bundle. With this special bundle, you’ll get the complete text of the following two titles: Bartending For Dummies, 4th Edition This latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 4th Edition also provides detailed information on how to properly stock a bar, including the latest glassware and mixers . Featuring expanded coverage on making exotic frozen/blended specialties, specialty coffees, and hot toddies, this title is a must-have for any mixologist. Features helpful information about experimenting with the latest flavored rums and vodkas including apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, grape, mango, and watermelon are included. The latest tips and advice on curing hangovers and hiccups are listed as well. New recipes covering the hottest shooters such as After Five, Candy Corn, Jelly Bean, and more. Plus, A new section on festive holiday cocktails such as the Grinch and Candy Cane Martini Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey and the Scottish whisky? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys or dark spirits originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You’ll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You’ll also discover how to become a sophisticated taster, shop for the best spirits, select the right mixers, and use spirits in cooking. Plus, you’ll get learn how to make ten classic cocktails and choose and taste cordials and liqueurs. This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time! About the Author of Bartending For Dummies, 4th Edition Ray Foley is the founder and publisher of Bartender Magazine whose readership exceeds 100,000. His Web site, bartender.com, generates over 1 million hits per month. A professional bartender for more than twenty years, he is the founder of the "Bartender Hall of Fame." About the Author of Whisky & Spirits For Dummies Perry Luntz has been involved in one way or another with the beverage alcohol business most of his adult life. For more than 20 years he has been publisher and editor of Beverage Alcohol Market Report, an international e-letter for marketing executives in beer, wine, and spirits. He served as Director of Marketing Communications for Seagram Distillers for a decade, worked on the creative side of several advertising agencies, including a spell as a creative director of a Young s B-to-B Internet site.
Release on 2013-01-09 | by David Stevenson,Tony Levene,Brian Dolan
Author: David Stevenson,Tony Levene,Brian Dolan
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
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Basic maths for dummies offers the content people need to improve their basic maths skills. Filled with real world examples and written by a mathematician who specialises in tutoring adults and students, the book also provides practical advice on overcoming maths anxiety and a host of tips, tricks and memory aids.