Best Cocktails from the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Barmen
With an increasing number of devotees, cocktails are currently fashionable and bartenders are now considered to be fully fledged creators, on par with chefs. Who better, then, than two Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Bartenders to provide you with their favourite recipes.
Stéphane Ginouvès and Maxime Hoerth were the first and only two candidates to be awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2011 for the first award of the bartender category. For this book, they chose 50 classic cocktails, 40 new creations and 10 alcohol-free cocktails. It includes famous preparations such as the Bloody Mary or the Gin Fizz, the recipes for which are perfectly balanced, as well as more audacious recipes, proving that bartenders never stop updating and modernising their repertoire.
Borrowing techniques and ingredients from the kitchen, the authors have not hesitated from exploring unexpected and exotic flavours. Whether for Long drinks or short drinks, prepared using a shaker or in glasses, with or without alcohol, these cocktails are complex, balanced and perfectly designed. Two examples are Coquine by Stéphane Ginouvès, which includes vodka, guava juice, candy strawberry and poppy syrup, and Decibel by Maxime Hoerth, a mixture of whisky, maple syrup and roasted coffee infused bourbon.
Through this book, they reveal the secrets of their preparations. All the reader has to do is follow the recipes to create drinks that are as delicious as they are beautiful.
Following the publication of volumes 1 and 2 of “Best Recipes from the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France”, this book, published in partnership with the Société des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, once again highlights the commitment of the Le Duff Group and its CEO and founder, Louis Le Duff, to supporting and promoting excellent French craftsmanship.