Today’s growing number of cocktail drinkers will be stirred, not shaken, by this fabulously illustrated compendium of cocktail recipes and techniques. From Sazerac to Pimm’s Cup, Manhattan to Moscow Mule, Whisky Sour and Dry Martini to Sidecar and Blue Blazer—it’s all here. What are the essential ingredients and equipment needed to stock a bar? What shape of glass goes with which cocktail? What are the best methods for layering drinks, zesting lemons, or salting the rims of glasses? And what if a recipe calls for “muddling”?  Graphic symbols indicate the alcohol content of each recipe—and there are even some drinks without alcohol.
This is an indispensable guide for all hosts—and professional bartenders, too.