Keith McNally was born in London and moved to New York in 1975 where he worked in a series of restaurant jobs from oyster-shucker to busboy to general layabout. In 1980 he opened his first restaurant, The Odeon. Since then he has opened Cafe Luxembourg, Nell's, Lucky Strike, Pravda, Balthazar, Pastis, Schiller's, Morandi, Minetta Tavern, Pulinos's as well as Balthazar in London. He's also written and directed two feature films, End Of The Night and Far From Berlin. In 2010 he was mistakenly given the James Beard Award for Outstanding U.S. Restaurateur.
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PULLED FROM THE BARTENDER'S RECIPE BOX AT SCHILLER’S LIQUOR BAR, this collection delivers the classic cocktails and original drinks that are a signature of Keith McNally's neighborhood bar and New York City hotspot.
Encased in a collectable gift box, this set includes four books:
Classic Cocktails: Reflecting the simplicity of the original Schiller’s cocktail menu, this volume contains perfected recipes for classic drinks such as the French 75, Blood Orange Mimosa, Pimm’s Cup, Dark and Stormy, Calvados Sidecar, Mint Julep and more.
Artisanal Updates: Created by the bar staff at Schiller’s, these updated drinks are subtle variations on classic cocktails, with a focus on fresh ingredients and homemade syrups and infusions. Recipes include the Chai Fashioned, Mint Collins, Pear Jalapeno Margarita, Walnut Manhattan, White Chocolate Martini and more.
Seasonal Drinks: Offering the right drink for every occasion and every time of year, this book contains seasonal crowd-pleasing favorites like Hot Buttered Rum, Spiked Cider, Cranberry Toddy, Mojitos, Sangria, and holiday punches.
The Bartender’s Handbook: A complete guide from bar basics to advanced techniques, this is the essential overview for mixing drinks at home. Tips on serving drinks in the right glass, stocking a home bar, recipes for small-batch syrups and infusions, and more are included.
With full-color photography throughout each 98-page book, this collection celebrates cocktails that are one part vintage combined with modern appeal.