Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric, owners of the perennially popular upscale New York bars Employees Only and Macao Trading Co., have pulled together a recipe book full of the greatest hits from their cocktail menus. Speakeasy includes classic cocktail recipes paired with ingenious spin-offs and refinements in drinks like the Calvados Sidecar, Gin On Gin Julep, and Grand Fashioned. The handful of homemade ingredients including a few syrups, a hibiscus cordial, and a chai-infused sweet vermouth are relatively easy to make and typically used in several drinks so they won't sit around taking up space in your refrigerator between parties. The combination of enticing recipes and the relative ease of execution of the drinks makes Speakeasy a book surprisingly both practical and original.
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