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Cocktail Chemistry

The Art and Science of Drinks from Iconic TV Shows and Movies

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About The Book

Cocktail Chemistry offers the essential knowledge, techniques, and flair for creating perfectly mixed drinks at home.” —Bartender Magazine

Enjoy clever, pop culture-inspired drinks with this collection of recipes from the beloved Cocktail Chemistry YouTube channel.

Have you ever seen a delicious-looking drink on your favorite movie or TV show and wondered how to make it? Well, now you can, with this collection of recipes from the creator of the popular Cocktail Chemistry YouTube channel Nick Fisher.

Featuring recipes to recreate the classic White Russian from The Big Lebowski, the iconic martini from the James Bond movies, to drinks featured in Mad Men, The Simpsons, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones, The Office, Harry Potter, and more, Cocktail Chemistry will have you impressing your friends with your bartending skills in no time. In addition to recipes, Cocktail Chemistry includes everything you need to know to become a mixology expert, from how to make perfectly clear ice, delicious foams, and infusions, or how to flame a citrus peel. A must-have for all aspiring home mixologists and pop-culture buffs, Cocktail Chemistry will ensure you never have a boring drink again.

About The Author

Photograph by Nick Fisher

Nick Fisher cut his teeth in New York City during the burgeoning cocktail renaissance where he learned to appreciate a craft cocktail made with fresh ingredients, but it took a “Cocktails 101” class at a San Francisco speakeasy to spark a creative passion in home bartending. It wasn’t long until he was experimenting with advanced techniques such as putting a cocktail inside a ball of ice only to smash it open, revealing the drink. In 2014, he created the YouTube channel Cocktail Chemistry to showcase these techniques, and it quickly rose to one of the most-watched cocktail channels. His creative and unique takes on classic cocktails combined with beautiful visuals and easy-to-follow instructions are designed for aspiring home bartenders looking to get started, as well as cocktail enthusiasts looking for innovative new techniques. Nick lives in San Francisco with his wife and young daughter, who prefers to drink straight from the bottle.

Why We Love It

“When I first received a proposal for this book, I watched a video on the author’s popular Cocktail Chemistry YouTube channel, and then another video, and then another. I was hooked (as are hundreds of thousands of subscribers)! As much as I enjoy the geeky science stuff like how to make a smoke bubble, I can't get enough of his recreations from favorite TV shows and movies such as Bart’s Manhattan from The Simpsons, or the Butterbeer from Harry Potter, the best of which are collected in this unique book.”

—Justin S., Executive Editor, on Cocktail Chemistry

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (May 17, 2022)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982167424

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Raves and Reviews

“I’ve been following Nick for years, and I’ve always been a huge fan of his work. In this book, he brings those moments when you unexpectedly learn something while you’re also having fun. If you read in between the lines of all these delightfully silly on-screen drinks, there are some very real and very helpful cocktail techniques.” —Jeffrey Morgenthaler, author of Drinking Distilled

“Nick takes his craft, but not himself, too seriously as he delivers a book of science that’s engaging for all levels of bartenders.” —Toby Maloney, Partner and Head Mixologist, The Violet Hour

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