Alex Day and David Kaplan are co-owners of Death
& Co NYC and Death & Co Denver, as well as the Los Angeles-based
Proprietors LLC, a full-service hospitality company (Nitecap, Walker Inn,
Honeycut, the Normandie Club, and more).
The Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
From the authors of the best-selling and genre-defining cocktail book Death & Co, Six & Co is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors’ unique “cocktail families” approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails.
Ligaya Figueras joined the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as its food and dining editor in 2015. The Midwest transplant digs biscuits, collards, and peanuts — roasted, please. She also writes for the AJC Atlanta Restaurants blog.
In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal 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. By explaining the hows and whys of each “family,” Day, Fauchald, and Kaplan reveal why some cocktails work and others don’t, when to shake and when to stir, what can be omitted and substituted when missing ingredients, why people like the drinks they do, and how to invent entirely new cocktails.