Mix Shake Stir: Recipes from Danny Meyer's Acclaimed New York City Restaurants
by Danny Meyer
The bartenders at Danny Meyer's wildly popular restaurants are known for their creative concoctions. Guests at Union Square Café or Gramercy Tavern expect not only the finest cuisine but also Meyer's special brand of hospitality that often begins with a Venetian Spritz or a Cranberry Daiquiri. In MIX SHAKE STIR, Meyer offers all the tips and tools needed to become a master...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 11th 2009 by Little, Brown and Company
(first published April 24th 2009)
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I’m not much of a drinker, but when we had neighbors in the other day, I thought it would be fun to make some kind of drink that everyone could enjoy. We pulled out Mix Shake Stir, a beautiful book full of cocktail recipes with a few appetizer recipes thrown in for fun. This book contains recipes from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group which includes some of New York’s most well known restaurants. With 130 recipes and beautiful illustrations, this book is sure to have something for eve...more
I admit that I checked out this book mostly for the pictures. I do like cocktail recipe books, especially ones like these with nice photos. This volume does have some nice photography. However, like similar books, this is a book to look at, not one to really try to replicate the recipes. Unless you have a generous budget and you live near good farmers' markets (or better yet, have a Whole Foods nearby), you may not be able to make many of the recipes featured. This is because the recipes constan...more
Almost a coffee table book, it is so lovely to look at. Have written down a few of the recipes to try soon and some for later because they'll be more suitable in colder weather. I enjoy exploring new cocktails and this offers a wide variety and includes some recipes for the ingredients that go into the drinks: homemade limoncello, drunken cranberries, and lemon dust (lemon zest finely grated, then dehydrated and added to superfine sugar - imagine your beverage glass rimmmed in that!)
Considered by the New York Times to be "the greatest restaurateur Manhattan has ever seen," Danny Meyer is CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group. His restaurants have won an unprecedented twenty-one James Beard Awards. His book, Setting the Table, was a New York Times bestseller.More about Danny Meyer...