Behind Bars : High Class Cocktails Inspired by Low Life Gangsters Hardback
Illustrated by Shawn McManus
Itâ€™s been a century since the prohibition sent Americans scurrying to speakeasies. And decades since the movie industry turned mobsters into celebrities.
Now the two worlds collide in this highly original pocket-sized collection that creates signature cocktails for gangsters of every stripe.
Thereâ€™s the â€œAl Capone,â€ a mixture of rye and Campari thatâ€™s as charming and dangerous as its namesake.
The â€œBonnie Parkerâ€ adds Chicory Pecan Bitters to the whiskey Bonnie enjoyed when she wasnâ€™t lobbing bottles out the window of her getaway car.
Thereâ€™s even the Stephanie St Clair, a cocktail with Caribbean rum thatâ€™s as smooth as she was.
Famous characters from much-loved recent tv series including The Sopranos, Peaky Blinders, and Boardwalk Empire are seen alongside iconic roles from classic films such as The Godfather, Goodfellas, Scarface, and Millerâ€™s Crossing.
These fictional fiends are accompanied by the infamous real- life mobsters theyâ€™re based on.
Each is illustrated by acclaimed comic book artist Shawn McManus.
Whether youâ€™re a budding mixologist or gearing up to watch The Godfather, this handy book provides the perfect blend of slick recipes and popular culture.