AWARD-WINNING BARTENDER AND COCKTAIL BLOGGER JEFFREY MORGENTHALER - AUTHOR, THE BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL TECHNIQUE
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.
Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender, working since 1996 in everything from neighborhood taverns and college nightclubs to fine restaurants and upscale lounges. He currently manages the James Beard Award-nominated bar program at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon.
Jeffrey has been writing about bartending and mixology for several years at his website, jeffreymorgenthaler.com. The website features original cocktail recipes, product reviews, and discussions of bartending technique. He is also the author of The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique, the world’s first technique manual for cocktails.
His recipes and wisdom have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wine Enthusiast, Playboy, Wired, and Imbibe magazines. Forbes Traveler called him one of the "Cocktail Movers and Shakers" of 2007, Playboy.com named him one of the top ten mixologists in the United States, and Tasting Panel Magazine awarded him as a "New Leader" in 2009. In 2011, he was named a "Rising Star Mixologist" by StarChefs, and Bartender of the Year in 2013 by Nightclub and Bar.
DOUGLAS MACKENZIE FROM VISIT PHOENIX - WHAT'S NEW IN GREATER PHOENIX
This timeless Southwestern backdrop is the perfect setting for family vacations, weekend adventures or romantic getaways. Each year, 16 million leisure visitors travel to Greater Phoenix. They enjoy resorts and spas infused with Native American tradition, golf courses that stay emerald green all year, mountain parks crisscrossed with trails, and sports venues that host the biggest events in the nation.
The best way to learn about America’s sunniest metropolis, of course, is to experience it firsthand. The following information will give you a snapshot of what to expect before your visit and provide sound reference material after you leave.
LAY OF THE LAND
Greater Phoenix encompasses 2,000 square miles and more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Maricopa County, in which Phoenix is located, covers more than 9,000 square miles. Phoenix’s elevation is 1,117 feet, and the city’s horizon is defined by three distinct mountains: South Mountain, Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak.