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or what I feel like drinking. Yes
on 24 April 2017
The majority of the book is recipes in an alphabetical layout. I would have much preferred if the recipes were organized into some type of categorization - either by base spirit, or by classics, newer drinks etc, to give me a starting point based on my mood, what's in stock, or what I feel like drinking. Yes, there is a spirits based index in the back, but it's quite annoying to flip between different pages. If I feel like making a gin based cocktail I don't want to flip to page 30, then 56, then 62 etc. I also thought the index could have been better - I looked under Lillet Blanc and it failed a mention a recipe in the book which uses it, the 20th century. As a novice, I prefer another book I ordered called the cocktail chronicles which has more details on different spirits and ingredients.