There’s nothing more magical on a hot day than the perfectly crafted margarita. Now try 72 of them! The Tippling Bros. have compiled the ultimate no-nonsense guide to exploring everything to do with tequila, limes, and a shaker. My personal obsession is the Blood Orange Margarita (with cinnamon simple syrup)—but with step-by-step instructions and tips from more than 30 years in the cocktail industry, there’s something for everyone.
Mexican cocktail culture and vibrant mezcal- and tequila-based recipes from renowned drinks experts The Tippling Bros.
In the last 20 years, tequila sales have tripled, reflecting the growing interest in and steady rise of Mexico's drink culture. In The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker, Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay, who collectively have 55 years of professional experience in the beverage industry, step in to provide their expertise on Mexican cocktails. Their 72 exciting recipes go past the classic margarita and include traditional, craft, and spicy drinks such as the Blood-Orange-Cinnamon Margarita, San Fresa Frizz, and Smokey Pablo. The authors also cover the history of tequila, explain the difference between different tequilas, and offer bonus recipes for aguas frescas, syrups, salts, and some of their favorite Mexican dishes. With vibrant photographs throughout, this is the must-have book on the subject, perfect for home cooks, bartenders, and those who just want to know more about tequila and mezcal.
About the Author
TAD CARDUCCI and PAUL TANGUAY are two of the beverage industry’s most sought-after consultants and educators with national and international accolades for their work. They founded the Tippler NYC and are partners in the Mercadito Hospitality Group.
“The unabridged playbook from the duo that pioneered craft cocktails on tap in high-volume Mexican restaurants, A Lime and a Shaker showcases the full spectrum of flavors you can achieve when mixing with agave spirits. ¡Salud! and thanks for sharing, Tad and Paul!”
—Jim Meehan, author of The PDT Cocktail Book
“¡Es sencillo! . . . A Lime and a Shaker is the finest group of spirited agave drinks in print. Muchas gracias a los Hermanos Tippling.”
—Dale DeGroff, author of The Craft of the Cocktail