**"**Integrates modern cooking technique with innovative classical cocktail preparation . . . invaluable for aspiring mixologists looking to go pro."Jim Meehan, author of The PDT Cocktail Book
Home to the Western Hemisphere's largest spirit collection, Seattle bar Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium has achieved unprecedented, worldwide acclaim. Named Best Bar in America by Esquire, Canon received Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards for World's Best Drinks Selection (2013) and World's Best Spirits Selection (2015), and Drinks International included it on their prestigious World's 50 Best Bars list.
In his debut, legendary bartender and Canon founder Jamie Boudreau offers 100 cocktail recipes ranging from riffs on the classics, like the Cobbler's Dream and Corpse Reviver, to their lineup of original house drinks, such as the Truffled Old Fashioned and the Banksy Sour. In addition to tips, recipes, and formulas for top-notch cocktails, syrups, and infusions, Boudreau breaks down the fundamentals and challenges of opening and running a barfrom business plans to menu creation. The Canon Cocktail Book is poised to be an essential drinks manual for both the at-home cocktail enthusiast and bar industry professional.
"If you're lucky enough to have drunk at Canon, the bar, you'll find reading Canon, the cocktail book, remarkably similar: rich in detail, surprising, sometimes challenging, and always delightful. If you haven't been to Canon, at least read the book. A few pages in and you'll be on your phone, booking a flight to Seattle."David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch
"The collection is unassailable . . . This terrific resource is sure to send armchair bartenders scurrying to their shakers."Publishers Weekly