Ever since its invention in the late 18th century, the cocktail has been a global traveller. Born in England and raised in America, a cocktail can takeÂ influences from all over the world and mix them up into exciting new combinations. This book celebrates this globe-trotting history through 80 cocktails – each with its own story to tell.
Bartender and writer Chad Parkhill takes you on a whirlwind global tour, with recipes designed to be made at home. You’ll learn about the surprising military history behind the bubbly Venetian Spritz; how the G&T moved from India to England (and why the best in the world are now made in Spain); and how France’s Burgundy region turned tragedy into triumph with the Kir.
Accompanied by gorgeous vintage-style illustrations, these stories and recipes are an ode to the joys of travel, history, and drinking.