Several years ago, I was working on a project and got the opportunity to make a tour of the most innovative bars in New York City leading the mixology movement, and that tour was personally crafted by Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail himself! Well, Death & Co. was one of the unforgettable stops, and I still crave the drinks we soooo enjoyed there!
So, I have been waiting for this book to come out for some time, and geez, is it ever worth the wait! Beautifully designed and photographed, wonderful to hold and even better to read and absorb all of the modern, yet timeless information about how to really craft cocktails. And the recipes! Oh, the recipes!
“This is a book that will inspire the next generation of bartenders. The Death & Co crew has managed to mix equal measures of hospitality and creativity, and the impact of their experiment will be felt far beyond their modest East Sixth Street saloon. This book extends Death & Co’s reach even farther.”
— Dale Degroff, author of The Craft of the Cocktail
Death & Co changed the way we drink in America. This elegant, intelligent book—with drink recipes from the ‘Dirty Dozen’ of top bartender/mixologists working in America today (all Death & Co veterans), plus sound, concise advice on every aspect of drink making—will make sure that nobody could possibly forget that.”
— David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch
One of the most influential bars in America has come out with a book of cocktails…just as brilliant as the place itself…The recipes are well organized and will appeal to everyone.
— Max Watman, The New York Times Book Review
Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails with More Than 500 Recipes is the definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world.
Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry award—including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention.
Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staff—the best in the industry—Death & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference.
Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails, Death & Co features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails.
But more than just a collection of more than 500 recipes, Death & Co is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques.
Filled with beautiful, evocative photography; illustrative charts and infographics; and colorful essays about the characters who fill the bar each night; Death & Co—like its namesake bar—is bold, elegant, and setting the pace for mixologists around the world.
What are you waiting for? Get yours NOW!
- Condition: New, Hardcover
- Edition: First Edition - Published October 2014
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press
- ISBN-13: 978-1-60774-525-9
- More than 500 recipes
- Pages: 320, Photography
- Dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)
- Rating:★★★★ (See FAQs)
Davis Kaplan is the founder and owner of Death & Co, a New York City nightlife destination, as well as the co-owner of Proprietors LLC, a full-service hospitality company, with Alex Day.
Nick Fauchald is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and publisher of print and digital products. He's been an editor at Food & Wine, Wine Spectator, and Every Day with Rachael Ray magazines. From 2008 to 2011, he was the editor-in-chief of Tasting Table.