Salvatore Calabrese is Bar Manager at the prestigious Lanesborough Hotel in London. Well-known throughout the world as an author, cognac expert, and creator of many unique drinks, he is one of only a few experts on vintage cognac. Among the many honors he has received are The Campari Bartender of the Year award; the Chevalerie du Verre Galant, the Chevalier l'Ordre des Côteaux de Champagne, and winner of the Lea & Perrins International Healthy Cocktails Competition. He is currently Vice President of the U.K. Bartender's Guild. His books include the bestseller Classic Cocktails, Classic After-Dinner Cocktails, and Classic Summer Cocktails.