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Sips & Apps: Classic and Contemporary Recipes for Cocktails and Appetizers
by Kathy Casey
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811864065, Hardcover)When it comes to cocktails and appetizers, chef Kathy Casey is an expert at balancing flavors and textures. Sips & Apps has 100 recipes that include not only classics like the Martini and Manhattan but also creative new concoctions like the Douglas Fir Sparkletini and the Blue Thai Mojito. Appetizers include simple finger foods like Roasted Pear Crostini with Gorgonzola and ChaCha Cashews and more substantial treats like Asian Shrimp Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce. Lots of info on stocking a home bar and plenty of techniques and extras (like a nifty double ribbon marker labeled "sips" and "apps") make it easy to match up the right sip with the right app.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:31 -0400)
Author Kathy Casey says that 'a great drink is just as important as a great dish,' and she should know—she's been creating signature cocktails for cruise lines, luxury hotels, chef's bistros and spirit brands for years. Created with a culinary philosophy and fresh seasonal ingredients, the extraordinary drinks and appetizers in Sips and Apps are impressive enough that home entertainers can keep it simple and let one or two selections speak for themselves. Classic cocktails have made a huge comeback in recent times, and drinks made with fresh, high-quality ingredients can be found at the bars of all the best restaurants and clubs. And nobody wants to drink a cocktail without a delicious snack to go with it! Guests can sip a Pear Thyme Fizz while they nibble on Croque Monsieur Puffs, or perhaps they'd like a spicy Poppy's Margarita to go with their Cha Cha Cashews! Experienced mixologists and newcomers alike will benefit from Kathy's chapters on which ingredients, equipment...
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