Classic cocktails are the bedrock for any bartender or cocktail enthusiast. We love drinking, making and talking about them but how do you know what you're talking about?
Dive deep into some of the biggest myths in cocktail lore as we uncover which stories are the genuine article and which are some pretty disturbing cover-ups. From fake counts and flat-out racism to the Irish influence behind the Margarita you'll learn not just the original recipes and their variations, you'll discover how and why these drinks became so famous.
With over 6 years of research and rigorous testing behind every drink recipe that accompanies these histories, this is the first volume of a collection of books that will have you mastering what you drink or what you serve in no time.
These first edition books are hardcover, bound in embossed cloth with sleeve art and photography by Ben Reynolds. All preorders come signed and orders of 5 or more receive my personally curated cocktail kit including, yarai mixing glass, stepped jigger, bar spoon, shaker and strainer.