Let Spirited author Adrienne Stillman guide you towards making the perfect whiskey sour
The mixed drinks expert and Phaidon author talked to NYC bar owner Meaghan Dorman about the simple tricks behind making the perfect cocktail
Missing the convivial company of a skilled barkeep mixing you a stiff drink? Or perhaps you are keen to improve your own mixology skills? Then, this cocktail hour, take some to view this talk and demonstration, hosted by drinks expert and author of Spirited, Adrienne Stillman.
Stillman’s new book is a major global celebration of classic and cutting-edge cocktail recipes that characterise the way we drink today, wherever we are. In Spirited our author not only includes clear, step-by-step recipes for each drink, but also describes its history and cultural significance. And she should know; Stillman is a leading authority on global bar culture. She also wrote our excellent guide, Where Bartenders Drink.
A few days ago, she spent some time talking with the renowned NYC bar owner and mixologist Meaghan Dorman, discussing smart ways to make classic cocktail creations. Dorman explained some neat rules, such as adding expensive spirits last when mixing a drink; if things go wrong, you don’t want to throw away any good liquor.
To demonstrate her skills, Dorman also put together a series of variations on the whisky sour, before taking questions from the audience. Didn’t get the chance to catch the talk? Well, you can watch it in full here. And, for sharp pictures, sharper insight, and simple, step-by-step guides, order a copy of Spirited here.