Death & Co’s Cocktail Codex
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29
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Death & Co’s bestselling author and genre-defining cocktail mixologist Alex Day breaks down, for drink-makers of every level, the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails.
“There are only six cocktails.” So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. Join Alex Day as he reveals their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the “root recipes,” six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip.
Once you understand the hows and whys of each “family,” you’ll understand why some cocktails work and others don’t, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you’re missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to—or invent—if you want to try something new.
A book signing follows the event.