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Who’s the author? Toni Conigliaro, expert alchemist and award-winning barman. Essentially the king of cocktails.

What’s it about? Unravelling the mysteries of flavour and aroma in drink. A guide to both classic and unconventional cocktail making.

Recipes we love: The Rose, Death in Venice and White Truffle Martini.

Good book for: Anyone wanting to recreate professional-level cocktails at home or study the art of cocktail making.

You’ll like it if: You’re tired of the usual gin and tonic and are looking to push the boundaries in cocktail making. Great for impressing friends if you’re hosting a party.

Cocktails are back in a big way – but no more ‘2 for 1’ Tequila Sunrises. Today’s cocktails are a sensory experience, concocted by experts on taste and aroma – and none is more expert than Tony Conigliaro, expert alchemist and award-winning barman.

Drinks is a stunning contemporary cocktail guide, which nods to the history of the cocktail and updates 50 classic cocktail recipes in astonishing and original ways. Tony’s spins on the classics include Vintage Manhattan (using aged bourbon), new classics of his own invention (the Twinkle, now on cocktail menus the world over), drinks based on their perfume (Lipstick Rose, inspired by perfumer Ralf Schwieger’s creation for Frederic Malle), fruit-based culinary creations (Sweet Grilled Lemon Margarita and Nettle Gimlet) and groundbreaking savoury drinks (White Truffle Martini).

Beautifully photographed with easy recipes and fascinating descriptions of their inspiration and creation, and with a guide to the equipment you will need to make your own libations at home, Drinkswill revolutionise the art of the cocktail.

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3 Fabulous Cocktails to Impress Your Foodie Valentine

If you’re looking to go the extra mile to impress your Valentine this year, look no further than these three stunning cocktail recipes from expert alchemist and award-winning barman Tony Conigliaro. But will it be The Rose, The Wink or Death in Venice for your date this year?


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