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.
Tristan Stephenson is renowned as one of the leading experts in the bar community on cocktail science and molecular mixology. In 2005 he set up the bar at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall, before taking on a role as Brand Ambassador for the Reserve Brands Group in 2007, training bartenders at some of the highest regarded bars and restaurants in the UK, including The Ritz. In 2009 he co-founded Fluid Movement, a breakthrough consultancy company for the drinks industry which lead to the opening of his London bars Purl, The Worship Street Whistling Shop and Black Rock. Tristan makes TV appearances, is a contributor to print and online drinks publications and a judge at international spirit competitions. He is the author of the bestselling The Curious Bartender: The Artistry & Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail; the following books in the Curious Bartender series: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies; Gin Palace; and Rum Revolution.