Mason jars are popping up everywhere and I think one of the best uses is the mason jar cocktail shaker created by Eric Prum and Josh Williams. To go along with their cocktail shaker, they’ve written a fabulous book cocktails called, Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails. You don’t have to use their mason jar cocktails shaker to make these cocktails, but why not it’s fun!
This book is very written and filled with gorgeous photos. The book is divided into 5 sections: Cocktail Crafting 101, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
The Cocktail Crafting section covers everything from stocking your bar, to glassware, to sugar and even how to muddle.
My favorite thing about the boos is the photos. As a professional photographer I am very visual, and so is this book. There are photos of everything! The don’t just list the items to stock your bar, there is a big, beautiful photo with each bottle labeled. There is even a photo of ice cubes and one of crushed ice. The very best part though is the photos of the recipes. For every recipe there is a two page photo spread of the ingredients, all labeled, and then a page with a photo of the completed recipe! It truly is a visual feast! I own over 200+ cookbooks and I can say without a doubt that this book tops them all in gorgeous photography.
It’s not just a beautiful book to look at, it’s also filled with delicious sounding, doable cocktails. We have all ready tried The Indian Summer and A Mid-Winter Margarita, both were excellent! Next to try are The Spicy Mezcalita and The Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour.