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One Week of Classier Homemade Cocktails with Jeffrey Morgenthaler

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All week, Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been sharing cocktail techniques and recipes from The Bar Book -- today, we're rounding them all up and giving away one last copy of the book.

This week, Clyde Common's Jeffrey Morgenthaler inspired us to step away from the bar and turn our kitchens into the coolest new cocktail spot in town: He revolutionized our gin and tonics. He dispelled our fears of egg whites. And of course, he made good use of all our overgrown mint in a fresh take on the mojito. Now, our biggest problem is picking which of these drinks we're going to make tonight.

All About Citrus + A Classic Daiquiri

Daiquiri  Daiquiris


How To Make Quinine Syrup from Scratch for a Better Gin and Tonic

How To Make Quinine Syrup from Scratch for a Better Gin and Tonic  How To Make Quinine Syrup for A Better Gin and Tonic


5 Variations on a Spritz

5 Variations on a Spritz


All About Dry Shaking + A White Lady

A White Lady  All About Dry Shaking and A White Lady


How To Blanch Herbs for Syrups + A Mojito

A Mojito  A Mojito

We're giving away a copy of The Bar Book every day this week! To enter to win today's copy, tell us in the comments: What drink will you be shaking up this weekend? We'll pick five winners at random next Monday, July 21!

Photo by Alanna Hale. Excerpted from the book The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique by Jeffrey Morgenthaler. Reprinted with permission from Chronicle Books. All rights reserved.

Tags: The Bar Book, Jeff Morgenthaler, Cocktails

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Comments (24)


8 months ago davidjlittle

Me thinks I shall re-visit the olde Harvey Wallbanger. He might hide a few nuances with the right handling.


9 months ago Bronwyn

Classic martinis with some beautiful artisanal gin we bought in Vermont!


9 months ago Butch

Had the pleasure of sir morgenthaler pour me some bourbon recently. I'll be making his mojito tomorrow eve!


9 months ago Steve Fosth

Hot and humid the last few days so mai tais really hit the spot. Sadly I am now out of orgeat so a daiquiri will have to be the next round.


9 months ago Tom Gavin

June bug, tropical, refreshing and delicious.


9 months ago Glo Coat

Mixed up a couple gin fizzes last night.


9 months ago Sean Akers



9 months ago Dani

A bourbon Rickey variation with lemon instead of lime, and peach mint-Angostura ice cubes with pepper.corns. So refreshing!


9 months ago Margie

Mint daiquiri!


9 months ago onetinyspark

Classic gin martinis!


9 months ago NicolePDX

I hosted a taco dinner party last night and made JM's margaritas. They were a huge hit! http://www.jeffreymorgenthaler...


9 months ago Stephanie

Basil Gimlets!


9 months ago Tomas

The Old Cuban!


9 months ago hobbit2nd

Lemonade + Blueberry Vodka


9 months ago Sharon Robinson

Peach daiquiri


9 months ago Rich

Flor de Jalisco


9 months ago Joni

A Douglas Expedition !


9 months ago Melanie

Have some rum, wasn't sure what to do with it. Daquiri #3, will fit the bill!


9 months ago Alan

Started the weekend with a Last Word, but I have some of Morgenthaler's tonic syrup in my fridge and I can feel a gin and tonic coming on....


9 months ago Meagan

I won't be shaking. I will stir up a Vieux Carre!