Who would you recommend this book to?
– The Negroni: a gaz regan notion, is dedicated to Negroni cocktail and its variations. Every bartender and imbiber who needs to learn more things about this classic drink should own this book.
When was this book published?
Who is the author?
– gaz regan, the bartender formerly known as Gary Regan is the author of ANNUAL MANUAL for Bartenders 2013. His first book, The Bartender’s Bible, was published in 1991, and between 1995 and 1998, together with Mardee Haidin Regan, he co-wrote The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskey, The Bourbon Companion, New Classic Cocktails, and The Martini Companion. gaz wrote The Joy of Mixology in 2003, the Bartender’s GIN Compendium in 2009, and The Cocktailian Chronicles: The Professor Years was published in 2010. gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders was released in 2011, another one came out in 2012, so ANNUAL MANUAL for Bartenders 2013 is the third book of this series. He also wrote 101 Best New Cocktails which was published in 2012.
gaz works regularly with companies such as Diageo, Pernod-Ricard, Heaven Hill, and other major spirits producers. He travels the world judging cocktail competitions, he usually speaks at the London Cocktail Week and he’s a regular judge at Diageo’s World Class competition. gaz also headed up the Bar Smarts Graduates Program for Pernod-Ricard USA in 2011 and 2012.
gaz publishes a free e-mail newsletter, gaz regan’s Notion, that reaches over 10,000 bartenders and consumers by email, and he maintains the Worldwide Bartender Database. Along with Dushan Zaric and Aisha Sharpe, gaz is one of the founders of The Institute for Mindful Bartending. He has conducted workshops on this subject in Paris, Dubai, Beirut, Moscow, and in various cities in the USA, and he also writes about the subject on his blog, and in his series of books, The Annual Manual for Bartenders. “Bartenders can change the world,” says gaz, “and mindful bartending can be a good way to start.”
So, what’s so special about this book?
– The Negroni: a gaz regan Notion, is filled with essays about the Negroni written by Barnaby Conrad III, Rosie Schaap, and others, quotations, Negroni variations, and comments about the drink from the world’s top bartenders and personalities such as Dushan Zaric, David Wondrich, Salvatore Calabrese, Dale DeGroff, Jim Meehan, Alex Kratena, and yes, Orson Wells. Read about Count Negroni, the bronco-buster who first created the drink in the early years of the 20th century, and discover the pretender to his throne, too. “A classic drink can be counted on to start fights and stir controversy, says regan, “and the Negroni certainly fits that bill. There’s even a Negroni cheesecake recipe in the book. What more could a Negroni lover ask for?