This was purchased for my boyfriend for his birthday ( with the hope of some amazing drinks and very merry evenings) it does not disapoint. an almost inexhaustable list of drinks but we can only try :) i was looking at the diffords guide made easy ( where you only need 14 ingredients to make all the drinks) but don't bother - they're all in here marked with a key symbol really happy with this product but glad i was in when it was delivered as it weighs a ton! i would deffinatly recommed the book to cocktail lovers evrywhere!
Simply put this is a must have for any bartender or party host. It covers the basic methodology of how to make various cocktails, explains glassware, the types of garnish and has more recipes than most other books. All recipes are clearly laid out with clear photographs of how the drink should look, it's origins and clearly rated from 1 to 5. All products used are all explained in the ingredients appendix. Please note that there are a few typing errors. For example; Page 365, The Sazerac cocktail. There should be 3 dashes of Peychauds bitters, not 3 SHOTS. Still a fantastic reference book though.
recommended to friends by a cocktail barman at a hotel in which they stayed as being the best in the range,was surprised at the price,more than expected,but is a great coffee table book,fun to flick through and even more fun mixing a glass or two