Bartender's Pantry, Jim Meehan & Bart Sasso

Bartender's Pantry by Jim Meehan - Meet & Greet:

Special Event

Join us from 6-8p on Friday, June 14th for a special book signing of The Bartender's Pantry: A Beverage Handbook for a Universal Bar by Jim Meehan and illustrated by Bart Sasso, as well as wine flights from FUSO wines. Pre-order the book and pick it up during the event, get it signed and sip on a wine flight while we chat about common ingredients and how to spruce up your favorite cocktail. Jim Meehan is renowned for his influence on craft cocktails, and Bart Sasso has illustrated many of the labels and branding around the city - and Summerhill! - we've all come to love.


A professional guide that surveys and celebrates the culinary ingredients in mixed drinks, with more than 100 recipes from the world’s most creative bartenders and the James Beard Award-winning author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual.

Jim Meehan’s achievements as a pioneering bartender at Gramercy Tavern, The Pegu Club, and PDT in New York City helped pave the path for this generation’s craft cocktail industry. Here, he’s partnered with artist and designer Bart Sasso of Sasso & Co. and Atlanta’s beloved Ticonderoga Club, award-winning author and journalist Emma Janzen, and renowned photographer AJ Meeker on an advanced handbook focused on the zero-proof components of cocktails that make or break the integrity of a drink.

The Bartender’s Pantry includes concise overviews of ten categories of ingredients—sugars, spices, dairy, grains and nuts, fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, coffee, tea, soda and mineral water, and ferments—that cover each subject’s modern history in drinks, popular production practices, artisan processing methods, and common distribution channels before suggesting sourcing and service insights from experts in each field. The primers grapple with the challenges producers, distributors, and consumers each face as the ingredient moves through the food chain and into the bartender’s pantry.  

Each chapter features artfully illustrated recipes incorporating the featured ingredients that bring the reader into the kitchens of some of the world’s most revered bartenders, baristas, importers, and chefs. Their innovative takes on traditional recipes including horchata, matcha, Turkish coffee, sorrel, kvass, and ice cream are followed by full-page photos of over 50 cocktails that incorporate them including modern classics like the 
Gin Basil SmashEarl Grey MarTEAni and Penicillin

Inspired by kitchen references like Deborah Madison’s 
Vegetable Literacy and Harold McGee’s Keys to Good CookingThe Bartender's Pantry is an indispensable handbook for hospitality professionals, curious cooks, and anyone interested in how novel and traditional global beverages are connected to international foodways and our wellbeing itself.


384 pages, 6.84 x 1 x 8 inches, hardcover

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