Field Guide to Cocktails
How to Identify and Prepare Virtually Every Mixed Drink at the Bar
Quirk’s popular Field Guide series has taught readers how to identify stains, gestures, fruits and vegetables, meats, and even power tools. Now it’s time to kick back and relax-with Field Guide to Cocktails.
Here are recipes for more than 200 libations, from tried-and-true classics like the Tom Collins and the Fuzzy Navel to contemporary favorites like the Caipirinha and the Añejo Highball. In addition to recipes and suggested food pairings (try extra-sharp cheddar cheese with that Gin and Tonic!), you’ll also learn the fascinating histories of your favorite cocktails (the Bellini, for instance, was created at the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice).
Of course, no field guide would be complete without photographs-this one has more than 200 gorgeous full-color images. So whether you’re trying to identify a trendy new drink or planning a cocktail party, Field Guide to Cocktails is the only mixology book you’ll ever need. Drink up!
Writer and bartender ROB CHIRICO lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts.