Around The World in 80 Cocktails by Chad Parkhill, Illustrations by Alice Oehr.
Ever since its invention in the late-18th century, the cocktail has been a global traveller. Born in England and raised in America, the cocktail takes influences from all over the world and mixes them up into exciting new combinations. Around the World in 80 Cocktails celebrates the globetrotting history of the cocktail through eighty different cocktails – each with its own story to tell.
Bartender and writer Chad Parkhill takes you on a whirlwind tour of the places that have shaped the history of the cocktail from its birth to the present day, with recipes so you can follow along at home. You’ll learn about the surprising military history behind the bubbly, vivacious Venetian Spritz; how the G&T moved from India to England (and why the best in the world are now made in Spain); and how France’s Burgundy region turned tragedy into triumph with the Kir.
Accompanied by gorgeous vintage-styled illustrations, these stories and recipes are an ode to the joys of travel, history, and drinking.