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Drink What You Want

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Drink What You Want by John deBary
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Jun 02, 2020 | ISBN 9780525575771

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“John’s cocky (pun very much intended), idiosyncratic, culturally literate, OCD voice is like the subject matter itself: bold, brash, bitter, exacting, and occasionally scandalous. His book is the Corpse Reviver (Number Blue, of course) bartenders and enthusiasts have been thirsting for. For this, and to witness John step out as he does ahead, I’m honored to position the coaster.”—from the foreword by Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book 

“When we started Momofuku, I didn’t know anything about cocktails. I’m the guy who still likes to drink sh*tty beers. If it wasn’t for JdB, we would still be selling Diet Dr Pepper and watery beer. JdB is one of the most creative people I know. He transformed our cocktail program and how I think about what I drink—now let him do the same for you.”—David Chang, chef and founder, Momofuku
 
“John deBary is the only person in the world who could make me care about cocktails. Even if he weren’t one of the most knowledgeable people on the subject out there, I’d still read this book cover to cover just for the LOLs.”—Alison Roman, author of Dining In and Nothing Fancy
 
“I’ve had the good fortune of having courtside seats at the New York bars where John deBary developed his signature style, and with Drink What You Want he distills his spirited wisdom into a compact, back-to-the-basics cocktail guide that’s actually anything but. This well-balanced ‘Tao of John’ is smart, funny, highly opinionated, and at times a bit irreverent (I’ll never look at my muddler the same way again).”—Brad Thomas Parsons, author of Bitters, Amaro, and Last Call
 
“John deBary is an extraordinarily talented mixologist and the perfect bartender to show the home enthusiast how to make great drinks. Drink What You Want is packed with helpful tips for creating balanced, delicious cocktails in the comfort of your home, and is sure to become a must-have cocktail book!”—Julie Reiner, owner, Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge

“Overall, a book with simple cocktails and classics for the noobs, thoughtful analysis for the grizzled pros, excitingly stupid drinks for the lazy and desperate, and a lot of little revelations in cocktail flavor and function throughout. Great stuff.”—Camper English, cocktails and spirits expert

“Cocktail expert John deBary offers an illustrated guide to archetypal drink recipes, along with cheeky suggestions for riffing on those standards.”Liquordotcom

“A generous pour of informative fun, like a conversation with your favorite bartender.”—Garden and Gun magazine

“deBary is an enthusiastic host who refreshingly avoids judgment or condescension, and his imaginative collection is sure to inspire those who want to try their hand at mixing up a cocktail at home. This is a terrific entry point that even veteran bartenders can appreciate.”—Publishers Weekly

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