A Proper Drink, Robert Simonson
A narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance, written by a New York Times cocktail writer and one of the foremost experts on the subject. A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer Robert Simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from around the world, and the result is a rollicking (if slightly tipsy) story of the characters - bars, bartenders, patrons, and visionaries - who in the last 25 years have changed the course of modern drink-making. The book also features a curated list of about 40 cocktails - 25 modern classics, plus an additional 15 to 20 rediscovered classics and classic contenders - to emerge from the movement.