A narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance, written by a New York Times cocktail writer and one of the foremost experts on the subject.
A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer Robert Simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from around the world, and the result is a rollicking (if slightly tipsy) story of the characters–bars, bartenders, patrons, and visionaries–who in the last 25 years have changed the course of modern drink-making. The book also features a curated list of about 40 cocktails–25 modern classics, plus an additional 15 to 20 rediscovered classics and classic contenders–to emerge from the movement.
My Thoughts: When I picked this book out for review I expected it to simply be a book with different drink recipes. However that isn’t the case at all. While there are a few drink recipes this is really a history book. It’s well written, informative and would be great for any liquor connoisseur. If you like Southern Spirits or Spritz you’ll for sure want to pick up A Proper Drink