Cocktail: Over 200 of the Best

From classics like the Manhattan and Dry Martini to contemporary cocktails like the Godfather Sour and the Rattlesnake, here are 200 of the all-time best mixed drinks. But this is no mere recipe collection: with instructions for creating stunning layered effects in the glass, making novelty garnishes, and adding cocktail ingredients in the correct order, learn to present your cocktail right. Plus, novice bartenders will find tips for matching spirits with their ideal partner, such as gin with citrus and berry flavors, and tequila with tomato and ginger, or tart fruit. In addition to a concise history of each drink, advice for choosing the right glass, using shakers, blenders, and other tools of the trade will ensure both a pleasurable and perfect cocktail every time.