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Salvatore “The Maestro” Calabrese is one of the world's foremost cocktail experts—and drinks lovers will salute this expanded version of his classic guide. 

An industry legend and winner of Imbibe’s Personality of the Year Award 2015, Salvatore Calabrese is a man who knows a thing or two about what libations tickle our fancy.

Drinks lovers will salute this expanded version of his classic guide which The New York Times called “a must-have”, which now contains even more: new chapters and lots of new images; up-to-the-minute information on the most exciting cocktail trends, tastes and techniques; and newly uncovered historical tidbits (like the true origin of the Bloody Mary). From seasonal ideas like the Blue Blazer or the Hot Buttered Toddy to delicious alternatives like the Espresso Martini or the Chocolate Cocktail this book has it all.

Fifty new recipes include long-forgotten favourites like the turn-of-the-century New Orleans classic Absinthe Suissesse, a barrel-aged Blood and Sand, and the Prohibition-era The Angel’s Tit. This elegant volume also includes DIYs for essential cocktail ingredients like Velvet Falernum (essential for tikis), recipes for flavoured syrups and homemade shrubs, and advice on throwing the very best at-home cocktail parties ever!

Salvatore Calabrese is one of the world’s leading bartenders whose performance arena was Salvatore at FIFTY in London’s St. James’s. He can now be found at Salvatore’s Bar in the heart of London’s prestigious Mayfair. Among his many awards and honours, Calabrese received both the Chevalier du Champagne and the prestigious Chevalier du Cognac. Salvatore is also responsible for the world’s most expensive cocktail, mixed at The Playboy Club in Mayfair and worth £5,500 per glass. Salvatore’s Legacy is also the world’s oldest cocktail, containing rare liqueurs with a combined age of 730 years. Calabrese resides in London and travels the world.

This new edition is published by Sterling this month – making it the perfect stocking filler or Christmas gift for cocktail connoisseurs. 

Classic Cocktails by Salvatore Calabrese, RRP £14.99 Click to Buy