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Liquid Intelligence

The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

31 October 2014

Dave Arnold (Author)


A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks.

Dave Arnold’s philosophy is simple: if you think like a scientist, you can make better drinks. Liquid Intelligence takes readers behind the bar and into the lab, where Arnold tinkers with temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration and acidity in search of new ways to enhance classic cocktails, from bubble formation to the ideal sugar compound for a daiquiri. With innovative techniques—clarifying cloudy liquids using gelatins, chilling drinks with liquid nitrogen—and practical tips for making infused liquors and homemade bitters, Liquid Intelligence is for anyone eager to learn the hows and whys of a beautifully made drink.


"Cocktail enthusiasts and professionals alike will find insights and inspiration galore in Liquid Intelligence." — Harold McGee

"... the simple classics are done with the precision that makes them hard to get wrong." — The Independent


Winner — International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award, 2015

Winner — James Beard Foundation Book Award, 2015



213 x 262 mm • 416 pages


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