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The Five Bottle Bar: A Simple Guide to Stylish Cocktails


From the co-founder of Ampersand Distilling Company, a collection of cocktail recipes that relies on just five bottles to build your bartending style with ease and confidence.

The bottles: gin, whiskey, sweet and dry vermouth, and Campari (plus bonus recipes for bubbly). The setting: living room, backyard, window seat, and the wild beyond. The mixologist? Oh, that’s you.

In this beautifully photographed collection, Jessica Schacht, co-founder of Ampersand Distilling Company, presents her take on classics (like the G & T, the Old Fashioned, the Martini, and the Negroni), collections (sours, punches, and such), and contemporaries (a few inventive new drinks to pique your creativity). There’s a chapter of zero-proofs in part inspired by the abundance of new alcohol-free spirits on the market now, and another dedicated to keeping your vacation drinks game classy, from the airplane to the B&B to the beach.

In addition to the recipes The Five-Bottle Bar supplies a solid foundation in bartending basics (tools, techniques, thoughts on glassware and garnishes), the condensed history of spirits, and tips for setting up your minimalist bar cart. 

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"A woman after my own heart . . . What a cute book!" —Jillian Harris, Canadian media personality and co-author of Fraiche Food Full Hearts Cookbook

"Proof that simplicity is best . . . it’s useful, straightforward and will take your cinq à sept to new heights." —The Kit

"A minimalist bar cart for stylish, timeless, cocktails made with ease and simplicity." —MONTECRISTO Magazine

"A super-accessible blueprint for creating a great home bar without breaking the booze bank." —BC Business

"An excellent guide for aspiring home bartenders. While the recipes are relatively simple on paper, the final products will leave at-home sippers impressed." —Eat North

"The Five-Bottle Bar demystifies the process of cocktail making. It’s a fun and beautifully prepared book. Bottoms up, everyone!" —BC Magazine

"You will be impressed by how many uncomplicated, yet refined, cocktails can be created from just five bottles." —EAT Magazine