By David A. Embury
Line Drawings by Nathan Gluck
Forward by Robert Hess
A Look at the Book by Audrey Saunders
This is the seminal undisputed classic guide to the cocktail, the one book in the field that is absolutely indispensable. Sixty years after its first appearance, its essential truths have stood the passage of time, and the author’s sly humor is as seductive as ever. Not essentially a recipe book even though it contains more than 600 recipes, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is primarily a sophisticated and urbane discussion of what makes a good drink. Mr. Embury’s knowledge is encyclopedic and his topics range from cocktail ingredients to glassware to gadgets and beyond. His delight and joy in his subject are infectious, and this is the one book that is a must for both beginner and expert.
- 368 pg book contains all the material from the four previous editions, introductory material, index and line drawings.