Focus on technique to make cocktails like a pro

An interview with award-winning bartender and author Jeffrey Morgenthaler about his new book, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique (with Martha Holmberg; Chronicle Books, 2014). Morgenthaler also shares his recipe for Philadelphia Fish House Punch; perfect for the holidays!

PHOTO: Alanna Hale/Chronicle Books; Philadelphia Fish House Punch from The Bar Book by Jeffrey Morgenthaler
 
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Originally published on November 20, 2014; Postmedia
 
The holiday season is too short to spend it stuck behind the bar making drinks, unless you’re getting paid for it that is. If you’re entertaining over the holidays, plan ahead and serve drinks that both you and your guests will enjoy. “I always recommend that people make large batch and pre-batch stuff – I always do when I have parties,” award-winning bartender and author Jeffrey Morgenthaler says in an interview. “Things that you can bottle and serve, or pour into a pitcher and have people pour over ice; punch is always a great thing to serve. Anything that keeps you out from behind the bar, I think is a successful party drink.”
 
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