Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World (Hardcover)
The ultimate guide to cocktails for every home and host – a luxurious, fully-illustrated, global celebration of classic and cutting-edge cocktails, packed with fascinating historical detail as well as more than 600 fail-safe recipes
This definitive cocktail recipe book for the home bartender includes 610 cocktail recipes from 6 continents and 60 countries, with a historical span of more than 500 years. With most cocktails included only requiring three or four ingredients, there is something within its covers for every novice drink-maker and expert bartender alike.
Drinks featured range from renowned iconic classics to lesser-known regional specialties and influential bespoke drinks – each reflecting the era, location, or bar that inspired them. In Spirited you will also learn how to expertly set up your home bar, with practical advice on bar tools, glassware, syrups, garnishes, and so much more. Specially commissioned photography captures the glamor, elegance, and fun of the hundreds of drinks included.
This handsome companion to every home bar is packed with personality – each easy-to-follow recipe also provides fascinating historical and cultural information about the drink and its origins. With Spirited you get to know so much more than just how to make the drink itself.
Recipes are organized by cocktail style, with notes on country of origin and era of invention, together with infographic icons that showcase ingredients and identify low alcohol-by-volume (ABV) drinks. Essays are interspersed throughout the more than 430 pages of this beautifully-designed book, with topics ranging from the history of the cocktail, the culture surrounding aperitivo beverages, and more.
Spirited, this most useful of guides, concludes with comprehensive indexes by name, spirit, and ingredient, ensuring that it will be the book that you will reach for again and again whenever you want to relax, entertain, or celebrate. Salute! Santé! Chin Cin! Skål! Salud! Prost! Cheers!
Adrienne Stillman is the co-founder, editor-in-chief, and event director of Dipsology, a curated guide and community for cocktail enthusiasts. She also oversees strategy and marketing for wine, spirits, and hospitality clients, and is a certified sommelier. She is the author of Where Bartenders Drink (Phaidon). A native New Yorker, she lives in Napa Valley, California.
'A lavish, gift-worthy stunner.' – New York Times
'As is often the case with Phaidon titles, this is a whopping huge book, with over 400 pages of cocktail recipes from more than 60 countries and spanning 500 (!) years.' – Stained Page News
'If you have a go-to cocktail, it most likely appears in Spirited: Cocktails From Around the World. In a huge volume that can only be called a tome, author Adrienne Stillman profiles and provides recipes for 610 drinks, ranging from age-old to brand-new, simple (the Russian Yorsh, which is beer fortified with vodka) to elaborate (the Tropical Itch, which comes with a full-sized backscratcher as a swizzle stick).' – Atlas Obscura
'Lockdown saw the term 'quarantini' enter our vernacular, and author Adrienne Stillman's new tome, Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World, promises to up the ante.' – Business Traveller
'The arrival of a new cocktail compendium gives us the perfect tipple for every time of year.' – Stylist
'The most comprehensive and varied cocktail book I've ever seen.' – Travel Distilled
'This definitive cocktail recipe book for the home bartender includes 610 cocktail recipes from 6 continents and 60 countries, spanning 500 years.' – Good Sprit News
'This book might suffice as the only cocktail book a drinker needs.' – Epicurious
'Ambitious' – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
'The breadth of recipes promises something for everyone' – 360 West Magazine
'Phaidon's Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World is the gorgeous new cocktail-making encyclopedia for at-home bartenders and travel lovers.' – Forbes
'A veritable bible.' – Food & Travel Journal
'A deep-dive into the world's most luxurious and inspiring cocktails.' – Polo & Lifestyle
'One of the most comprehensive guides to cocktail making you can find.' – House & Garden