Are you ready to take the 'bar' exam? This is the only tool you will need to raise the 'bar' for mixing drinks. Whether you are a novice bartender, who likes to play bartender at parties, or a professional bartender trying to perfect his/her craft in mixology, The Cocktail Rediscovered is for you. The coolest bartenders today are career artists, not just "bartending to get by or pay their way through school." They are smart, creative, and innovative people who are passionate about the art of presentation and flavor balance. Who said that the bartending profession couldn't be noble again? You will find that one of the unique features of this book is that there are descriptions of the various liquors and cordials/liqueurs used in cocktails to give you a better understanding of why the cocktails taste and present the way they do. Also included is a discussion on bartenders' legal responsibilities hopefully to keep them out of jail. And what bartender book is complete without drink recipes? The Cocktail Rediscovered attempts to clarify the debate of a shaken versus stirred Martini and what it takes to graduate from bartender to mixologist.