Tony Abou-Ganim's New Guide to Mixology to be Released in March

Tony Abou-Ganim's new guide to mixology, The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate Surrey, 978-1-57284-107-9, $35) will be released March 26, 2010.

The Modern Mixologist is the definitive twenty-first century cocktail guide. Discover great recipes for drinks new and old, as well as practical guidelines for setting up the perfect home bar, by one of the world’s leaders in the craft cocktail movement.

Comprehensive and entertaining, The Modern Mixologist combines drink recipes with practical tips, cocktail history, and quotes from famous barbacks. Tony Abou-Ganim, together with his colleague Mary Elizabeth Faulkner, walks you through the art of making irresistible mixed drinks that will delight your palate and impress your friends.

The Modern Mixologist offers up 60 great recipes (smong them some of Tony’s original creations as well as his spin on favorite classics), from the Pink Flamingo, for summertime backyard parties, to the Cupid’s Flip, a Valentine’s Day specialty (or just an excuse to get cozy with a loved one and a warm mug). Throughout the book, Abou-Ganim regales with personal anecdotes and entertaining stories about different types of liquor. Whether you’re a mixology buff or merely curious about the craft-cocktail phenomenon, you’ll find yourself eager to try your hand at “modern mixology.”

Tony Abou-Ganim has developed the cocktail programs of numerous establishments, such as the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, and worked with such food and hospitality experts as Mario Batali, and Harry Denton. He operates his own beverage consulting firm specializing in bar staff training, product education, and cocktail development, and is also the national ambassador of the US Bartenders Guild.

Mary Elizabeth Faulkner is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay area.

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