Alice Lascelles - Ten Cocktails - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781444791389
    • Publication date:23 Apr 2015

Ten Cocktails

The Art of Convivial Drinking

By Alice Lascelles

  • Hardback
  • £16.99

The sophisticated edit of the cocktail menu.

In Ten Cocktails, The Times drinks columnist Alice Lascelles uses ten of her favourite cocktails to distil the stories, recipes and tips she has amassed in more than a decade in pursuit of the mixed drink. Join her as she dodges the washing lines of backstreet Havana in search of the perfect Daiquiri, scours the cocktail bars of Tokyo for the world's best ice carvers, harvests juniper in the hills of Umbria, goes sipping Sazeracs in New Orleans and unearths the mixological secrets of The Savoy.

What makes a G&T glow in the dark? Who threw the world's first cocktail party? Why does a Bloody Mary taste best at 35,000 feet? And what's the key to opening champagne with a sword?

By the time you finish Ten Cocktails you will have the answers to these questions and many more, as well as an armoury of cocktail recipes for every occasion, from convivial party-starters and lip-smacking sours to slow-stirred whiskey drinks and indulgent nightcaps.

Whether you've just forked out for your first shaker, or you've got your Martini mixing down to a tee, this book will have you thirsting to try new things come 6 o'clock.

Biographical Notes

Alice Lascelles writes about hard liquor for The Times and co-founded the award-winning magazine for bartenders and sommeliers, Imbibe. Her articles and columns have also appeared in The Sunday Times, Time Out and Financial Times. A second life as a musician has seen her tour with the White Stripes and record sessions for national radio. She lives in London with her husband, two sons and cocker spaniel Daisy.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444791372
  • Publication date: 23 Apr 2015
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Saltyard Books
Those seeking a bibulous bible should look no further than Ten Cocktails... It's a fabulous publication that sees Lascelles sharing her expert knowledge on the art of mixing drinks, thanks to her experiences traversing the globe in the name of the perfect libation. — Square Meal
As lighter evenings call for a return to the cocktail hour, this great little book is the perfect source of inspiration... A perfect blend of history and how-to. — The Lady
With her new book, Ten Cocktails, Alice Lascelles joins the likes of David Wondrich (Imbibe) and Rosie Schaap (Drinking with Men), as one of the few people who can elevate the craft of writing about drinks and drinking to a true literary level. Perhaps it's better to just say This Book is a Great Read, and you'll Learn a Lot, Too. Who could ask for more? — Gaz Regan, San Francisco Chronicle and author of The Joy of Mixology
I love, love, love the book...Very nicely done indeed. — David Wondrich, Esquire and author of Imbibe! and Punch
Landing somewhere between a memoir, recipe book and history lesson, The Art Of Convivial Drinking has something for every reader...highly accomplished. — Hunger TV
Beautiful... it's the thinking drinker's cocktail book. — Susan Low, Delicious Magazine
Alice Lascelles is one of my favourite drinks writers, she has that rare and perfect mix of style, wit and practicality. — William Sitwell, Masterchef Judge & editor of Waitrose Kitchen Magazine
LOVING this. — Helen McGinn, Knackered Mothers Wine Club
The quintessential guide to maxing and relaxing. — The Darkness
This book is destined to become the most stained and beloved book in home bars around the world, after it leaves people's bedsides. All-in-all, a great and relevant read. — Jared Brown, Mixellany
With an approachable conversational style Alice belies a superb knowledge of the world of drinks, imparting interesting facts, anecdotes and recommended formulations for each cocktail. — Simon Difford, diffordsguide.com
I love it. — Mark Hix
Yellow Kite

Cosy

Laura Weir
Authors:
Laura Weir

'The slackers guide to staying in, the antidote to peak frazzle and spending too much time out on the razzle. It's time to tune in to being cosy, because tucking up inside with the ones you love is all that matters.' Laura Weir There seems to be a lot to worry about in the world right now, with Brexit looming, social media draining our time and anxiety on the rise, the public are seeking out value in the small things which are close to home that can bring us maximum simple joy in our daily lives. In this hug of a book, Laura Weir celebrates the very best of our cool and quirky traditions and habits and rituals with a big dose of comfort - think warm cups of tea, toasty open fires and windswept walks that will blow away the cobwebs. Cosy gives readers permission to batten down the hatches and switch off - it is an ode to tucking in, hunkering down and softening life's edges when we need it most.Includes illustrations by Rose Electra Harris, as well as cosy contributions from the likes of Dolly Alderton, Alice Temperley and Christoper Kane. 'A warm, generous, blanket of a book, to reach for whenever you need a dose of comfort.' Sophie Dahl'As someone who has spent the majority of their adult life hunkered down in a big jumper, dodging reasons to leave the house, Cosy is the official justification for not going out.' Alice Levine

John Murray

France

John Julius Norwich
Authors:
John Julius Norwich

I can still feel, as if it were yesterday, the excitement of my first Channel crossing (as a child of nearly 7) in September 1936; the regiment of porters, smelling asphyxiatingly of garlic in their blue-green blousons; the raucous sound all around me of spoken French; the immense fields of Normandy strangely devoid of hedges; then the Gare du Nord at twilight, the policemen with their képis and their little snow-white batons; and my first sight of the Eiffel Tower...This book is written in the belief that the average English-speaking man or woman has remarkably little knowledge of French history. We may know a bit about Napoleon or Joan of Arc or Louis XIV, but for most of us that's about it. In my own three schools we were taught only about the battles we won: Crécy and Poitiers, Agincourt and Waterloo. The rest was silence. So here is my attempt to fill in the blanks...John Julius Norwich (at 88) has finally written the book he always wanted to write, the extremely colourful story of the country he loves best. From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains, to Charlemagne (hated by generations of French children taught that he invented schools) through Marie Antoinette and the storming of the Bastille to Vichy, the Resistance and beyond, FRANCE is packed with heroes and villains, adventures and battles, romance and revolution. Full of memorable stories and racy anecdotes, this is the perfect introduction to the country that has inspired the rest of the world to live, dress, eat -- and love better.

Sceptre

The Valentine House

Emma Henderson
Authors:
Emma Henderson
Mulholland Books

A Song for Drowned Souls

Bernard Minier
Authors:
Bernard Minier

Now on Netflix, the Commandant Servaz series: The Frozen DeadSunday Times Crime Book of the Month, August 2015The wronged do not rest in peaceMarsac is a quiet town in the Pyrenees, best known for its elite university. But when one of the professors is found drowned in her bath, it becomes clear that the tranquil surface is a lie. The chief suspect is the son of Commandant Servaz's university sweetheart; and when she implores him to investigate, he cannot refuse. To close the case, Servaz must delve into his own past and re-open old wounds. It will be his most dangerous - and his most personal - investigation yet.

Hodder & Stoughton

Altar of Blood: Empire IX

Anthony Riches
Authors:
Anthony Riches

'A master of the genre' The TimesThe ninth novel in the thrilling Empire sequence leads Centurion Marcus Aquila and the Tungrians to the battlefield that was one of Rome's most disastrous defeats.The Tungrians have no sooner returned to Rome than they find themselves tasked with a very different mission to their desperate exploits in Parthia. Ordered to cross the river Rhenus into barbarian Germany and capture a tribal priestess who may be the most dangerous person on the empire's northern border, they are soon subject to the machinations of an old enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage their plans before they have even set foot on the river's eastern bank. But after their Roman enemy is neutralised they face a challenge greater still. With two of the Bructeri tribe's greatest treasures in their hands they must regain Roman territory by crossing the unforgiving wilderness that was the graveyard of Roman imperial strategy two hundred years before. And capture by the Bructeri's vengeful chieftain and his warband can only end in one way - a horrific sacrificial death on the tribe's altar of blood.

Saltyard Books

Honey & Co: The Baking Book

Itamar Srulovich, Sarit Packer
Authors:
Itamar Srulovich, Sarit Packer

Our day is marked by what comes out of the pastry section, and there's always something good on the way: sticky buns full of cherries and pistachios in the morning; a loaf of rich dough rolled with chocolate, hazelnuts and cinnamon that has been proving since dawn and comes out of the oven fresh for elevenses. Lunch is a crisp, crumbly shell of pastry filled with spiced lamb or burnt aubergine, and at teatime there are cheesecakes and fruit cakes, small cakes and massive cookies - so many cakes that it's hard to choose one. (There's no need to worry, whatever you choose will be great!) After dinner there might be poached peaches with roses or something more traditional, sweet and salty Knafe drenched in orange blossom syrup, or maybe just a small piece of fresh marzipan. There's something sweet, something in the oven for everyone, all day long - welcome to Honey & Co.

Saltyard Books

Vanilla Black

Andrew Dargue
Authors:
Andrew Dargue
Saltyard Books

Vanilla Black

Andrew Dargue
Authors:
Andrew Dargue
Saltyard Books

What Katie Ate At The Weekend

Katie Quinn Davies
Authors:
Katie Quinn Davies

What Katie Ate: At the Weekend takes favourite recipes from Katie Quinn Davies' wildly successful blog, along with many never-seen-before recipes, and presents them in this gorgeous book filled with Katie's unique and beautiful photography. She shares her inspiring ideas for informal get-togethers, whether it be for a couple or a crowd. Entice your guests with Katie's refreshing take on flavour-packed pizzas, salads, tapas, cocktails and decadent desserts.This book follows on from the huge success of Katie's first book What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Bobs. Published by Harper Collins in 2013.www.whatkatieate.com

Hodder & Stoughton

Alex Hollywood: My Busy Kitchen - A lifetime of family recipes

Alex Hollywood
Authors:
Alex Hollywood
Saltyard Books

Marmalade

Sarah Randell
Authors:
Sarah Randell
Saltyard Books

Good Food For Your Table

Melrose and Morgan
Authors:
Melrose and Morgan

'This shop is now an institution... one all too easily becomes addicted.' Alan BennettGood Food For Your Table is a grocer's guide: this is the shopping basket deconstructed, including all you need to know about seasonality, provenance, storage, preserving and serving the very best food.Melrose and Morgan have ten years' experience as high-street grocers, and here they share expert information to help you buy the best food so there will always be good things to eat at home. A well-stocked larder is the backbone of any kitchen, and this book is a compendium of advice on the best ingredients to buy and how to manage your kitchen cupboard to ensure nothing goes to waste. It also includes a selection of favourite recipes and simple, quick ideas to rustle up a meal. If you've ever found yourself confused about the difference between mixed spice and allspice, Stilton and Stichelton, quinoa and couscous, then this is the book for you. We all want to be more knowledgeable about the food we eat, and this is the essential storecupboard handbook that no discerning cook should be without.

Hodder & Stoughton

Perfect Preserves

Thane Prince, Thane Prince
Authors:
Thane Prince, Thane Prince

"This book takes you by the hand and leads you through the door into the wonderful world of preserving. Each type of preserve is introduced with a recipe that tells you everything you need to know about how to make a perfect jar - be it delectable plum jam, beautiful lemon curd, or scrumptious apple chutney. Anyone can make a perfect preserve by following these recipes and making the most of the fruit and vegetables you grow in your garden, pick from your allotment or buy at the local market."THANE PRINCEThe Big Allotment Challenge preserving expert Thane Prince shares her knowledge and gives home cooks everything they need to make delicious preserves at home. With over 100 delicious recipes as well as indispensable tips and shortcuts, in Perfect Preserves you'll find inspiration on every page. * Jams* Jellies* Fruit Curds* Marmalades & Conserves* Liqueurs & Cordials* Fruit Butters & Cheeses* Chutneys* Pickles* Relishes* Sauces & Ketchups

Saltyard Books

Honey & Co

Itamar Srulovich, Sarit Packer
Authors:
Itamar Srulovich, Sarit Packer

*Winners of the Jeremy Round Award for Best First Food Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards**Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Cookery Book of the Year 2015**Sunday Times Food Book of the Year 2014*'Middle Eastern Cooking at its most inspiring. Brilliantly useful and exquisitely designed.' BBC Good Food Magazine*Best Newcomer in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013*This is our food, this is our restaurant - fresh fruit and vegetables, wild honey, big bunches of herbs, crunchy salads, smoky lamb, bread straight from the oven, old-fashioned stews, Middle Eastern traditions, falafel, dips, and plenty of tahini on everything.Squeeze in, grab a chair, ignore or enjoy the noise, the buzz, and tuck in. Leave room for dessert - cheesecake, a marzipan cookie with a Turkish coffee. Let us look after you - welcome to Honey & Co.Chapters include:Mezze; Fresh Salads; Light Dinners; Balls & stuff; Slow cooked; Veggie; Dessert; Drinks

Hodder & Stoughton

The After School Cookbook

Nick Coffer
Authors:
Nick Coffer
Hodder & Stoughton

Chilli Notes

Thomasina Miers
Authors:
Thomasina Miers

'An exhilarating compendium of ways to use chilli in your cooking.' Guardian'There's so much more to chillies than fiery heat and this book proves it with its collection of imaginative recipes.' Good Food"Most people think about chillies in terms of heat and their capacity to blow one's head off. I think about how they can delicately pep up a pile of silky aubergines, perhaps already spiced with cardamom, cinnamon and faint dusting of cumin; how dark, tobacco-flavoured chillies can add deep mysterious tones to molten chocolate, how smoky chillies can add body to slow cooked, unctuous stews and how smoked, sweet peppers can add a note of earthiness to eggs, grilled flatbreads and sautéed greens." Thomasina Miers Chillies can add excitement to the simplest, most frugal ingredients. Chilli Notes is full of recipes that excite and tantalise, comfort and warm. Forget food that is simply there to knock you for six, this book aims to seduce the reader with the power of this humble fruit, even those who profess to loathe the slow burn. Chilli Notes is packed with dishes that you can pull together on a weekday night with ingredients you have lying around. Without long lists of exotic ingredients to stand in your way, Chilli Notes will show you how the chilli can be your exotic bedfellow to add a wonderful, unusual note to your home-cooked family food.

Sceptre

Bimbo

Keith Waterhouse
Authors:
Keith Waterhouse
Sceptre

By the Line

Thomas Keneally
Authors:
Thomas Keneally

Schoolboy narrator Daniel Jordan, growing up in working-class Sydney during the Second World War, is confused by a world in which the religious dogma of his school conflicts with the communism of his family's terrifying neighbour, the 'Comrade'. Refreshingly unsentimental, this is the funny, ultimately tragic story of a boy struggling to understand a world in which concepts like innocence and guilt, good and evil are clearly open to interpretation.

Mulholland Books

The Saint in Action

Leslie Charteris
Authors:
Leslie Charteris

The Saint never asks for adventures, but they will keep happening to him, and these three classic stories force him into action once more. In The Spanish Civil War, a £10 debt leads to a dead body, a large quantity of bearers' bonds, and another tussle with Inspector Teal. The Unlicensed Victuallers sees Simon get involved with liquor smuggling in Dorset and a dangerous femme fatale; while The Beauty Specialist entangles him with film stars and movie moguls, and a particularly unpleasant blackmailer...

Coronet

The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder

Andrew Rose
Authors:
Andrew Rose

The royal family's darkest secret and the establishment cover-up. Half a century before Dodi and Diana, another Prince of Wales would be involved in a deadly love triangle with a fabulously wealthy Egyptian "prince." Prince Edward was the future King of England, a destiny he would famously forsake over his love for Wallis Simpson. But two decades prior he was involved in another love affair that threatened to jeopardize the royal family. The story took place in maisons de rendezvous, luxurious chateaux in the French countryside providing hospitality for the British upper classes, the richest food, the finest wines and the most beautiful women, the violent and dangerous Paris demi-monde - where many of the women came from - and the Savoy hotel in London, where a murder was committed. This major royal scandal, superbly covered up by the Royal family, the government and the judiciary has remained secret ever since.This is the story of a passionate and deadly love affair set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great War. Edward was enthralled by the 'crazy physical attraction' of Marguerite Alibert, queen of the Paris demi-monde. When he broke off their hidden relationship, Edward thought that he was free of Marguerite. He was wrong. After the war, as a violent thunderstorm raged outside the luxurious Savoy Hotel in London Marguerite fired three shots from a semi-automatic pistol. Her husband, and Egyptian multimillionaire and playboy, was shot dead at point blank range. Marguerite stood trial for murder at the Old Bailey. As Prince Charming and poster boy of the British Empire, Edward now risked exposure as a degenerate wastrel, partying behind the lines while thousands were blown away on the Western Front.Andrew Rose, using his long experience as a barrister and judge, has uncovered a royal scandal carefully airbrushed from history. Edward never quite escaped from Marguerite who had taught the arts of love to a once and future King.The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder is the product of several years' research, accessing unpublished documents held in the Royal Archives and private collections in England and France.