The Essential Cocktail : The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks, Hardback Book

The Essential Cocktail : The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks Hardback

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 150 full-colour photos
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Spirits & cocktails
  • ISBN: 9780307405739



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Beautiful book. And I really enjoyed all the history mixed throughout. Not too many recipes call for hard-to-find ingredients, and anyone picking up a $35 cocktail book is probably interested in going exotic anyway. The one part that bothered me throughout is that he kept modernizing recipes but not including the original. Updating drinks for contemporary tastes is a great service, but it would have been neat to just see the original for comparison.