By now you’ve definitely noticed the proliferation of craft cocktail bars and that even casual spots have upped their game. But… where did this trend come from? Who are the people who saved us from an eternity of banal vodka tonics?
That’s what you’ll learn in A Proper Drink: The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World, by Robert Simonson. It’s a story that started about 25 years ago, and Simonson has interviewed over 200 of its major characters. They’re highly entertaining characters indeed, as one might expect – this book is an easily readable (and quite enjoyable with a cocktail in hand) and rollicking tale of these colorful, dedicated tastemakers.
You’ll also find a curated collection of about 40 cocktails, from the classics to more modern concoctions, included.
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