In this new small-format edition of Tristan Stephenson’s original best-selling book, he explains the origins of the cocktail and showcases classic drinks alongside his own ingenious reinventions.
A true master of his craft, in this book bartender, restaurateur, spirit consultant, brand owner, and drinks author Tristan explores and experiments with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, he explains their intriguing origins, introducing the colorful historical characters who inspired or created them. Moving on, he reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics. Stay true to the originals with a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or experiment with some of his modern variations to create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe “air” or an Insta-age Rob Roy with the “age” on the side. Also included is a reference section detailing all the techniques you will need, making this an essential anthology for the cocktail enthusiast.