The 120 best known, most established and appreciated cocktails recognised by the International Bartending Association in the 2020 standings as well as the big names that didn’t make the final cut.
The book is divided into three parts. The first is a brief historical overview of the evolution of cocktails that explores the turning points, the bartenders and the other factors that led to their popularity.
The second part features clear and schematic descriptions of the cocktails, including alcoholic products and other ingredients, tools, glasses, cocktail designing techniques as well as tips on how to make your own cocktails at home.
The third part is the heart of the book. Here, a fact sheet is provided for each cocktail, including photos of the drink as well as historical notes, the official IBA recipe, the recipe with the products and adjustments suggested by the author, the crucial prep steps and tips, the alcohol content and the flavour.
This is a book for amateurs and professionals in line with today's bartending standards and enriched with the stunning shots by Felix Reed, among the 200 best advertising photographers in the world.