Learn from the Modern Mixologists
Making the perfect cocktail requires the perfect mix of art, video, and old-fashioned storytelling. In Speakeasy Cocktails, two of the world's top bartenders reveal their best-kept secrets through video tutorials, instructional graphics, and hundreds of interactive recipes.
Best iPad Apps of 2011
Speakeasy Cocktails was selected by Apple as one of the "Best iPad Apps of 2011."
Learn the basics, like when to shake vs. stir, as well as expert tricks using eggs, fruit, swizzles, and fire.
Liquors & Mixers
Detailed history of your favorite spirits, and background on more than 100 liqueurs, bitters, mixers, and sweeteners.
Jim Meehan, a New York City-based bar operator, consultant, and author, is one of the most celebrated figures in the industry. In 2007, the year he founded PDT (Please Don't Tell) in Manhattan's East Village, he was recognized as a Rising Star mixologist by StarChefs.com. The ongoing success of the bar has earned Jim a second Rising Star award from Cheers magazine and a Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Award for "American Bartender of the Year" in 2009.
Joseph Schwartz began working as a barback at New York's pioneer craft cocktail establishment Milk & Honey in 2000. After being personally trained by owner Sasha Petraske, Joseph went on to bartend at and manage Milk & Honey. In 2005, he and Petraske opened Little Branch in the West Village, which was double the size of their last venue and included live music. Soon after, Joseph was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's top five bartenders in America.
201 interactive drink recipes, including 108 original cocktails from 58 of the world's top bartenders.
Shakers, strainers, spoons, and stemware: What the pros use and where they shop.