Signature Cocktails

A collection of 200 iconic drinks from around the world.

signature cocktailsA signature cocktail is a well-crafted and unique mixed drink. Signature Cocktails, the book that is, offers 200 examples of both familiar and new drinks.

In Signature Cocktails, the author Amanda Schuster has curated a collection of the most celebrated cocktails. They range from celebrated classics such as the Bellini, to the contemporary Twin Cities from New York’s trendy Dead Rabbit bar. Signature cocktails have become an increasingly important way of illustrating the style of noteworthy bars as well as the expertise of the professionals who have both invented and mixed them.

Each of the drinks in this sumptuous collection is accompanied by the name of the creator, place and date of invention, and a beautiful image showing the cocktail and suggested presentation. An essential tool for the novice mixologist.

I have a host of pick-of-the-book recipes from Signature Cocktails. The Buzzy Izzy dates from 1910 and contains bourbon, sherry and pineapple syrup. Pisco Sour was invented in 1916 and it has become a classic. Sakura Martini was first made in New York and has Japanese Sake as its base spirit, and dates from 2015.

There is an easy-to-follow recipe for each drink, and a fascinating insight into its unique story. Covering almost 600 years of cocktail history, this elegant and uniquely focused tome will appeal to a wide range of readers – from lovers of cocktails to everyone who enjoys entertaining, food, and culture, and from mixologists and bartenders to industry professionals.

Signature Cocktails is a marvellous gift-quality book and is my Drinks Book of 2023!

Signature Cocktails
Author: Amanda Schuster
Published by: ‎Phaidon Press
Price: £29.95
ISBN-13: 978-1838667559