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Need to explore the mysteries of the world’s ultimate artisanal spirit ? Join author Emma Jansen as she presents an engaging primer on all things mezcal.

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Who would you recommend this book to?
– Bartenders, home cocktail enthusiasts, cocktail experts, bar industry professionals and everyone who wants to learn everything about what thought to be “tequila’s mysterious, smoky cousin”.

When was this book published?
–  July 2017

Who is the author?
– Emma Janzen started writing about mezcal, cocktails, beer, and other spirits as the Liquid Austin columnist for the Austin American-Statesman in 2010. Her work has since been published in Bon Appetit, PUNCH, Food Republic, Serious Eats, and more. She’s currently Digital Content Editor for Imbibe Magazine, working from her home in Chicago. She prefers her mezcal neat, her cocktails made with gin, and her stouts served year-round.

So, what’s so special about this book?
– Produced in Mexico for centuries but little known elsewhere until recent years, mezcal has captured the imagination of spirits enthusiasts with its astonishing complexities. Most mezcal is still artisanal in nature, produced using small-batch techniques handed down for generations, often with agave plants harvested in the wild. Emma Janzen presents an engaging primer on all things mezcal:

  • its long history
  • everything about growing, harvesting, grinding, fermentation
  • the craft of distilling it
  • categories of classification
  • tips to find the right brand for you and your bar
  • notes on great worm salts to seek out
  • what’s the appropriate mezcal glassware
  • nearly 50 recipes made from smart bartenders around the US and Mexico. Fresh, Boozy, Fizzy and Festive cocktails to make at home!

Beautifully produced and authoritatively written, this is the definitive guide to exploring and unraveling the mysteries of this extraordinary handcrafted spirit. An Editors’ Pick for Amazon Best Books of the month of July 2017.
Want to buy Emma’s book? Here are the links for bookdepository or amazon

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