The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails
The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails sets out to share the stories of the whiskey-making world and recipes suitable for whiskey enthusiasts of all expertise levels. Bryan Paiement takes a practical approach to exploring the various ways in which the spirit can be mixed and enjoyed. Beginning with a brief history of whiskey, Paiement answers many questions that even aficionados can’t help but stumble over: What is the difference between “whiskey” and “whisky”? Does bourbon have to come from Kentucky? How many times does Irish whiskey need to be distilled? Forty classic whiskey cocktail recipes and ten original recipes follow in this pocket-sized gift book. Each carefully curated recipe is introduced with details on the cocktail’s origins and concludes with bartenders’ tips for mixing the perfect concoction. Paiement includes recipes from award-winners like the Paper Plane, time-tested classics like the Old Fashioned and the Rusty Nail, and handcrafted originals like the Scotch Smash.
Adorned with a key to whiskey ware and bar tools and an extensive repertoire of jokes, Paiement brings whiskey’s terminology and mixology to any home bar.
“Paiement pays homage to many of the classic whiskey cocktails and creates new drinks that enthusiasts will love. This short book is filled with history and lore that surrounds many of the beverages and with the author’s personal stories related to cocktail creation. This book is a must for anyone passionate about whiskey cocktails.”— Albert W.A. Schmid, author of Burgoo, Barbecue, and Bourbon: A Kentucky Culinary Trinity.
Bryan Paiement is a professional bartender at the Dunraven restaurant in Estes Park, Colorado. He is the author of Sports Bar: Cocktails and Sports Trivia.