Twist: Your Guide to Creating Inspired Craft Cocktails (Paperback)
An Exploration of Classic Cocktails and Their Modern Riffs
Learn how to make a great, well-balanced and properly executed cocktail with this stunning resource and recipe book from award-winning spirits writer Jordan Hughes. In over 75 killer recipes, you’ll master classics like the Martini and Old Fashioned, discover what makes these builds so timeless and how to use their tried-and-true specs to create your own riffs, twists and deliciously modern craft cocktails.
Shake up a perfect Margarita then experiment with the spicy carrot and mezcal Power-Up Technique. Read into the “bastardized” evolution of a classic Daiquiri, then go crazy with a Guava Daiquiri, served over crushed ice with a hint of absinthe. Enjoy the bubbly French 75 and new Pisco and passion fruit Peruvian 75, or the spirit-forward Manhattan and its unique spin the Nocturnal Burn, made with cacao tequila and chili liqueur. There’s something for every palate in these pages! And with tons of information on stocking your home bar, making your own syrups and practicing proper technique, you’ll unlock a whole new world of mixology and hone your bartending skills.
“Jordan is one of the most brilliant and innovative artists in the cocktail world. He is an exceptional mentor for your cocktail creation journey.”
— Tara Fougner, founder of Thirsty Media
“Twist is a gorgeous and indispensable guide. If you need motivation, savvy and the confidence to get off your couch to make a proper cocktail, this is your ticket.”
— Hanna Lee, president and founder of Hanna Lee Communications & Michael Anstendig, co-author of The Japanese Art of the Cocktail
“Jordan’s cocktail photography is an experience of the senses. His passion and skill are culpable and he shares it with the world in this beautiful book.”
— Bad Birdy, bartender and owner of KUDOOWL
“Jordan’s makes the world of home cocktail preparation feel inviting, while also inspiring you to venture outside your comfort zones and try new things.”
— Joanie Simon, author of Picture Perfect Food and creator of The Bite Shot
“Twist reflects Jordan’s experiences visiting the best distilleries and bars in the world through his photography and cocktail recipes. It is a great book to develop a better understanding of balancing and beatifying cocktails at home or in your bar.”
— Lauren Paylor, bartender and consultant
“Whether you’re looking for a cocktail book with stunning visuals for the coffee table, or drink recipes that will elevate your home entertaining, Twist needs to be in your collection.”
— Elliott Clark, founder of Apartment Bartender