Great book of cocktail recipes (probably *the* best), but the one thing that really lets it down is having to go online to search for cocktails using specific ingredients. Then, as you're on the site, you might as well grab the recipe there! There is a basic list of the common ingredients (partnered brand name spirits) in the book, but this only makes up a very small percentage of the recipes. Being such a huge book anyway, it wouldn't have hurt to have simply added a handful of ingredient index pages to the back.
bought this book for my son who works in a cocktail abr and wants to learn more to work on cruise ships. very comprehensive, very good introduction to ingredients, setting up a bar etc. may even get one for myself.