The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris by the World's Greatest Bartender

on 12/11/10 at 12:03 pm

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Colin Peter Field at the Hemingway Bar, Ritz, Paris

Want to pretend you’re the world’s greatest bartender? Well, you can try with the sound advice of Colin Field, bartender at the world famous Bar Hemingway in Paris.

Here’s a cool review:

This review is from: The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris (Hardcover)

I have had the enjoyable opportunity to share many cocktails with Colin, and am extremely thrilled that he has published a book of some of the great cocktails that he serves to his guests at the Ritz in Paris.

While this book does have a “small” collection of recipes for standard cocktials (Mojito, Whiskey Sour, Pina Colada, Daiquiri…), it is a very small list, and simply represents some of the standard cocktails the way that Colin makes them in his bar. This book instead shines in the collection of cocktails that appear in Chapter 5 : “Cocktails and the stories that belong to them”. Here Colin shares his recipes for the “Ritz Pimm’s”, “Miss Bonde”, “The Georges”, “Serendipiti”, and many others which Mr. Field shares not only the recipe, but some of the story surrounding its birth.

The “Bar Hemingway” is indeed a unique bar in the heart of Paris, just as Colin Field is a unique bartender. It should then come as no great surprise that his first cocktail book reflects this uniqueness in ways that will make it a favorite of many.