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Measure, Shake, Pour: The Elements of Cocktail Making
Kurt Maitland


Become a mixology master with advice, recipes, and secrets from across the bar in Measure, Shake, Pour.

Packed with advice on pairings, recipes, and secrets you only hear behind the bar, learn how to become a master mixologist with this book. Whether you’ve never touched an Old Fashioned glass in your life or are a spirit professional, this guide will raise the bar on your drink game, guaranteed. 

Inside this recipe guidebook, you will discover how to make classic favorites such as:

  • Old Fashioned
  • Martini
  • Mojito
  • Sangria
  • Margarita
  • Manhattan

Featuring everything you need to become a bartending pro, from general terms and drinks to advanced recipes, techniques, and finishing touches, Measure, Shake, Pour is the ideal guide to all things bartending and is the perfect size to hide in your back pocket. After all, a good bartender never reveals their secrets for free.


Born in Brooklyn, with stints in PA, Boston, and DC before returning to his beloved New York, Kurt Maitland started his whisk(e)y journey with drams of Jameson, the beloved drink of a college friend. From there he moved on to appreciating Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek and has been exploring the world of whiskey ever since. He currently nurses a fascination with old books on the whiskey industry, dead distilleries, and a love of Japanese whisky that led him to be consulted by The Atlantic. Kurt is one of the best-known faces in New York City’s whiskey circuit. He is currently the Deputy Editor of the Whiskey Reviewer website, has released a book on cocktails called Drink, and is in the process of wrapping his second book on Cocktails.

[H]  Cider Mill Press  /  November 26, 2019

0.5" H x 6.4" L x 4.0" W (0.35 lbs) 128 pages