The first cocktail title to put the mixers centre-stage. Rather than starting with the spirits, this beautifully presented book focuses on key mixers - including tonic, lemonade, ginger ale, ginger beer and cola - and provides 100 classic and contemporary cocktail recipes that make the most of the botanical partnerships.
The book also explores the origins of key ingredients, including quinine, lemons and elderflower, revealing the role quinine has played in geo-politics, for example, and the impact different herbs have on taste. In the way that we increasingly want to know the source and production methods of the food we eat, so this guide allows you to understand more fully what we drink - and use that knowledge to create the most delicious cocktails. Hardback, 224 pages, 21 x 15 cm.