Classic Cocktails

In a stylishly dressed bar-top guide, renowned bartender Salvatore Calabrese introduces a definitive list of 110 drinks you’ll want to make and imbibe, topped off with recipes, delicious background stories, and glorious photographs. Anecdotes and vintage images recall classic cocktail eras from the Prohibition speakeasy to the wartime lounge. In addition to expert instructions for mixing and stocking ingredients, find out whether martinis should be shaken (James Bond) or stirred (Somerset Maugham), how Trader Vic created the Mai Tai, and why a California surfer named Harvey banged his head against the wall.