A guide to potent potables, including 150 recipes. Mixologists and cocktail connoisseurs alike should find this book an indispensable reference source and a fascinating read. The Essential Cocktail Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Drinks with 150 Recipes delves into both classic and modern drinks, whether shaken, stirred, up, or on the rocks. How do you create the perfect daiquiri? In what type of glass should you serve a whiskey sour? What exactly is an aperitif? A compendium for both home and professional bartenders, The Essential Cocktail Book answers all of these questions and more through recipes, lore and techniques for 150 drinks, both modern and classic.