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Hundreds of cocktail bitters are on the market, and millions are turning to them to add punch, pizzazz, and complexity to their cocktails and even their cooking. But the storm of exciting brands and flavors has even the savviest bartenders puzzled over their flavors, personalities, and best uses. Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters and Amari is the handbook that decodes today’s burgeoning selection of bitters, along with their kindred spirits amari and shrubs.
The introduction includes everything you need to know to understand what bitters and amari are and how to use them. recipes for making essential and inventive bitters at home. The next section offers 123 recipes for making essential bitters at home, mixing, and cooking bitters, from a Burnt Grapefruit Gimlet to a Martini Julep, from Bittered Bittersweet Chocolate Torte to BBQ Pork Ribs with Bittersweet BBQ Sauce. Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters and Amari cracks open the full potential of bitters, inspiring and empowering people to try them. The final section includes a comprehensive field guide to the wide world of the more than 500 great bitters and 40 amari available today. Complete with tasting notes and profiles of important makers, the guide gives everyone from pro bartenders to home cooks a solid foundation for buying and using bitters.
Got a package of some chocolate and a book. It came fast and was well packed. The bitters book I got is luscious with a leather like cover and has so much amazing info in it about making bitters! Excited to dive in!
This is a thorough guide without being too specialized or too focused on a specific aspect of bitters or amari. Its loaded with recipies for everyone: the home bartender, the chef, and the hipster bartender who wants to make his own bitters.
I'm very happy with this purchase.