Ithaca, NY – Its title inspired by a line from the 1942 classic film “Casablanca,” "All the Gin Joints: New Spins on Gin from America’s Best Bars" (ISBN 1466282983) takes a leap forward in time to contemporary cocktail culture, focusing on the versatility of gin in a range of 101 original recipes developed by 75 professional bartenders based in some of America’s most progressive bars and restaurants. Author Michael Turback captures the sophistication and urbanity of the age-old spirit in a lighthearted tone that offers fascinating history, recommends practical tools and techniques, and provides easy-to-follow formulas for both amateurs and experienced mixers.
The compilation of gin-based cocktails in this book explores emerging new influences from the kitchen with “bar chefs” who employ culinary methods and ingredients including fresh juices, muddled fruit, infused syrups, earthy spices, and leafy herbs. Formulas encourage experimentation with traditional styles of the spirit as well as the new wave of small-batch gins from craft distillers.
All the Gin Joints: New Spins on Gin from America’s Best Bars ($14.95) is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.