Signature Cocktails (Hardcover)

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Signature Cocktails (Hardcover)


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ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: Epicurious, Vice, Food & Wine

A HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE SELECTION: Bloomberg, Saveur, Imbibe, Good Housekeeping, Sharp Magazine,, ELLE Decoration

A collection of 200 iconic drinks from around the globe, each of which has changed the culture of the cocktail

A signature cocktail is a bespoke drink that expresses the nature of the time, person, or place for which it was created. In this book, the author, veteran drinks writer Amanda Schuster, curates a collection of some of the most celebrated cocktails – from well-known classics such as the Bellini, to the up-to-the-minute Twin Cities from New York’s ultra-hip Dead Rabbit bar.

Signature cocktails have become an increasingly popular way to define the style and character of a celebrated establishment and the talented mixologists behind them. Each unique drink in this collection is accompanied by the name of the creator, place and date of invention, alongside a specially commissioned image, easy-to-follow recipe, and a fascinating insight into its unique story.

Covering almost 600 years of cocktail history, this elegant and uniquely focused collection of 200 drinks will appeal to a wide range of readers – from lovers of cocktails to everyone who enjoys entertaining, food, and culture, to mixologists, bartenders, and industry professionals.

Amanda Schuster is a Brooklyn-based freelance drinks writer and the author of two books: New York Cocktails and Drink Like a Local: New York. She has over 17 years’ experience in the industry as a consultant, retail buyer, and writer, and was the primary contributor and Senior Editor-in-Chief of popular online magazine Alcohol Professor.

Expert Consultants:

Jared Brown   and   Anistatia Miller   are the directors of Mixellany Limited, a consultancy and publishing company that specializes in spirits and mixed drinks. They have contributed to numerous publications and are the authors of several books on cocktail culture.

Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer, and the creator of the Alcademics website. He is a lecturer and consultant and the author of several books. 

Emma Janzen is a drinks journalist, photographer, and author. 

Vivian Pei is a food writer and consultant, and co-founded the Singapore Cocktail Bar Association.

Robert Simonson is a drinks writer for the New York Times, author of several books, and the creator and author of the Substack newsletter The Mix With Robert Simonson.

Product Details ISBN: 9781838667559
ISBN-10: 1838667555
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2023
Pages: 432
Language: English

‘Heavy on the research, rich in detail and history, and packed with the kind of handy facts you can break out at the next dull party you attend.’ – Forbes

‘Surprisingly succinct … Makes whipping up these at home drinks just a little bit easier.’ – Food & Wine

‘Beautifully photographed … There’s something for every mood and flavor preference in this volume.’ – Epicurious, Best Cookbooks of 2023

‘Even if you don’t make any of the 200 drinks in this beautiful compendium, the images provide enough eye candy to make the browsing worthwhile.’ – Good Housekeeping, Best New Cocktail Book

‘The level of research here is astonishing, but it’s all presented in a super accessible and enjoyable way ... A must for anybody interested in cocktail history.’ – VICE, Best Cookbooks of 2023

‘The rare coffee-table book that can actually be used.’ – Bloomberg

‘[This] epic tome is one of the most comprehensive surveys of cocktail recipes you can find.’ – Food Network

‘If you know an avid home bartender – whether they're a budding mixologist or are well skilled with a shaker – this no-nonsense collection is sure to become their new cocktail bible.’ – Country Living

‘Anyone who has ever savoured a perfectly mixed Old Fashioned will appreciate cocktail connoisseur Amanda Schuster’s tribute to the greatest drinks of all time.’ – Elle Decoration

‘Essential reading.’ – Restaurant

‘An elegant and comprehensive collection … Enriched with engaging anecdotes and backstories, … these bright, attractive cocktails are sure to wow any aspiring mixologist.’ – Publishers Weekly

‘Essential … Whether you crave a classic Bellini, a trending Espresso Martini, or the new Panamanian creation the Bird of Paradise Fizz, there are plenty of tipples here to tickle your fancy.’ – Saveur

‘Bound to be a classic … A valuable, accessible resource.’ – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

‘Uniquely focused [and] elegant.’ – T: The New York Times Style Magazine Australia

‘A beautiful (and easy-to-follow) drinks guide that’ll happily sit on your table.’ – InsideHook

‘Explores 200 iconic cocktails—complete with recipes and gorgeous photos—and what makes each of them a signature drink.’ – Imbibe

‘This will be your ultimate guide to making the ‘perfect’ cocktail—not only the classics, but maybe even a signature drink of your own.’ – WERD

‘This is an outstanding, elegant, and inspirational guide for even the most seasoned of mixologists.’ – Shelf Awareness

‘A compelling read … A must for anyone who would wish to sound savvy when discussing cocktails.’ – Vancouver Sun

‘Traces the origin stories of … iconic drinks from around the world.’ – Atlas Obscura

‘A nice quick bit of knowledge.’ – The Plain Dealer

‘Arguably the most interesting cocktail-driven book to hit coffee tables and bartops in 2023.’ – IMBOLDN

‘Deserves a spot on your bookshelf.’ – The Awesomer

‘A global survey of the world’s most iconic drinks, and also provides the directions with which to bring them home to your own bar.’ – Alcohol Professor

‘[An] … exhaustive reference point for both the way cocktails have changed across hundreds of years, but also the ingredients that have remained true throughout the mixology process.’ – Foodism

‘An excellent introduction to newbies on how the cocktail developed over the years and was influenced by the locales where they were created.’ – Good Spirit News