Which drink, where and when? Which ingredients create a drink's character? Will ingredients marry happily, and should they be stirred or shaken? How are mixed drinks served to best advantage? This book is a comprehensive A-Z of the world's great drinks, including 250 cocktails and details on how to mix and serve them. There is a list of the bartender's essential tools and how to use them, plus advice on how to cure the inevitable hangover. Jackson's style shines through, combining detail, insight and humour.
Michael Jackson has won both the Andre Simon and the Glenfiddich awards for Best Drinks Book. He has also been awarded the Glenfiddich Trophy for his overall contribution to the literature of drink. His ten books on drinks and travel have sold more than three million copies in 15 languages. His other books include The World Guide to Whisky, The Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch and The Beer Companion. His films and videos include The Classic Malt and The Beer Hunter. His writing has appeared in publications as diverse as The Washington Post, Playboy and The Wine Spectator.