Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson. The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution is the fifth book by bestselling author Tristan Stephenson. Explore rum's remarkable history from its humble origins to its status as life-blood of the Royal Navy and its love affair with Cuba. Discover its darker past, with tales of devils, pirates and its reputation as the revolutionary spirit. This fabled drink is in the midst of another revolution, transforming from uninspiring grog to premium product, with aged and spiced varieties leading the charge. Learn about how rum is made, from the science of sugar cane and molasses to distillation and unique ageing techniques. The Rum Tour will transport you to the most exciting rum distilleries the world has to offer, with Tristan's signature tasting notes guiding you towards the right rum at the right time. Explore the legendary Caribbean home of rum to the pioneering rum makers around the world embracing dynamic new techniques and taking flavour to dizzy new heights.
Finally, Tristan's mixology skills will help you master jazzed-up versions of the Mai Tai and Mojito, perfect a Planter's Punch and keep you on trend with Brazil's famous Caipirinha and Batida cocktails, made with rum's sister spirit, cachaca.
Tristan Stephenson is an award-winning bar operator, bartender, barista, chef, and bestselling author of the Curious Bartender series of drinks books. He is the co-founder of London-based Fluid Movement, a globally renowned drinks consultancy firm and his bar The Worship Street Whistling Shop was awarded Time Out London's best new bar in 2011 and has been placed in the 'World's Fifty Best Bars' for three consecutive years. Tristan's first book, The Curious Bartender: The Artistry & Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award, and this is his fifth book. He lives in Cornwall, UK.