Author(s): Alfred Tong
Once upon a time, ordering a cocktail at a bar was the kind of thing an aging lothario might do to impress a girl. But these days, knowing your Margarita from your Mojito, and your Old-Fashioned from your Tom Collins, is essential knowledge for every modern gent. In The Gentleman's Guide to Cocktails, Alfred Tong will teach you all you need to know about the fine art of mixology. From tools of the trade, to muddling and mixing, schmoozing and shaking, and including secrets from some of the world's best bartenders, you'll be mixing with mojo in no time. Hone your skills with over 100 recipes, ranging from classics like Bloody Marys and Whiskey Sours to modern marvels such as the Flirtini, the Don Draper and Under the Boardwalk. Slick and stylish, dapper and dandy, The Gentleman's Guide to Cocktails will turn you into the man who mixes. Is it worth the time just to get a drink, I hear you ask? Well yes, it does require some effort, but then so does having a suit made, seducing a woman or landing that contract. Doing it properly matters. This book is going to show you how.
Tapping into the Mad Men vibe, this guide will help bring out the Don Draper in any regular Joe; Stylish, sophisticated packaged gift; Well priced.
Alfred Tong is a journalist, trend forecaster and brand consultant. He has written for The Times and the Telegraph, as well as The Face, Timeout, Harpers Bazaar, WGSN and Esquire, where he wrote the 'Style Sleuth' column. He has also consulted for American Express, Ralph Lauren, Nike and Thomas Pink, briefing their PR, design and marketing teams on shifts in male lifestyles, British street style and the future of luxury. Jack Hughes works extensively across Europe, with his work regularly appearing in The Telegraph, Time Out and other leading publications.