Most of our cocktail creations come with a balance of sour, bitter and sweet. Some add salty, but only a few try to utilise that satisfying fifth flavour category of umami, says Paul Mathew.
The men behind the award-winning New York bar, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, resurrect and revitalise long-forgotten drinks in this extract from their first cocktail book.
Principal bartender at New York’s Employees only, star of documentary Hey Bartender! and cocktail-making speed king – Steve Schneider spells out how to tend bar like a champ.