This beautifully illustrated guide and recipe collection is the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender and visionary who brought back the speakeasy to New York with his cocktail bar Milk & Honey - and who, in doing so, created a revolution that influenced bar owners and bartenders around the globe. Now, readers can make 75 of his professional-quality cocktails at home. Here are the classics and modern variations in his repertoire – revealing his secrets along with his tips for setting up a home cocktail bar, hosting etiquette, plus anecdotes from many of the bartenders he personally trained.
Petraske enjoyed cult status and influenced so many reputable bartenders of the last fifteen years by the time of his unexpected death, which led, among other global tributes, to a front-page New York Times obituary
Phaidon was developing this book with Petraske before he died and it was completed in close collaboration with his wife, the spirits writer Georgette Moger-Petraske
Forewords are contributed by Dale DeGroff, author of the acclaimed The Craft of the Cocktail, and Robert Simonson, leading cocktail writer
This season's gift for the cocktail connoisseur
75 colour illustrations