The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace is the follow-up to master mixologist Tristan Stephenson’s hugely successful books, ´The Curious Bartender´ and ´The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies´. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine ‘genever’ to gin’s commercialization and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London, through to its partnership with tonic water – creating the most palatable and enjoyable anti-malarial medication – to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries are cropping up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals.
In this book, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science of flavour before taking a tour through the most exciting distilleries and gins the world has to offer. Finally, put Tristan’s mixology skills into practice with a dozen spectacular cocktails including a Purl, a Rickey and a Fruit Cup.
Tristan Stephenson is a bright star in the bartending world. He has worked with Jamie Oliver, and was a brand ambassador, training bartenders at The Ritz, among other top hotels. In 2009 he set up a consultancy company for the drinks industry, Fluid Movement. From there he went on to open critically acclaimed London bars The Worship Street Whistling Shop (decorated in steampunk Victoriana style) and Purl. Tristan currently lives in Cornwall. This is his fourth book for RPS.