Or ‘Drinks: Unravelling the Mysteries of Flavour and Aroma in Drink’ to give it its full title. This is a beautiful book – from the satisfyingly tactile cover, all grainy and lush, to the layout of the drinks and recipes within. By all means add it to your cocktail library but we suggest laying it out, pride of place on your coffee table, it really deserves to be seen.
It starts with a foreword from Heston Blumenthal (that should give you some idea of the level of drinks book this is), and takes in 50 classics, all given a Conigliaro twist. There are adventures in perfume, concept drinks, distillations, cordials and seriously geeky stuff involving smoke guns, dehydrators and refractometers – all brought to life with surprisingly easy-to-follow recipes and descriptions. A fascinating insight into the construction of cocktails exquisite photography by Addie Chinn.
Drinks – where art and and cocktails combine.
RRP £25. Ebury Press. eburypublishing.co.uk