Here are five principles that follow: Let guests interact with your drinks. Ice should add, not subtract, flavor. Heat things up with smoke and fire. Molecular mixology isn't just art, it's theater.
The sensory experience is more important than the technique. With a few basic tools and a handful of tips and tricks, your next drinks can be better than the ones you've prepared before. We've already talked about the basic equipment and the drinks you'll need to set up a bar at home, as well as offering you some cocktail recipes for beginners to get started. Embury's six basic drinks are Daiquiri, Jack Rose, Manhattan, Martini, Old Fashioned and Sidecar.
In it, he details the recipes for six classic cocktails and considers what they have in common, to help understand the principles of making cocktails.