Author(s): Alex Day; David Kaplan; Nick Fauchald
oThere are only six cocktails.o So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails- the oroot recipes,o six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass allcocktails- the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each ofamily,o you'll understand why some cocktails work and others don't, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you're missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to-or invent-if you want to try something new.