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Tuesday 11 July 2017

From aquavit to tequila: A fun guide to creating the best cocktails

With mixed drinks enjoying a global surge in popularity, the timing is perfect for the release of the new guide Around The World in 80 Cocktails.
Australian mixologist and author Chad Parkhill has taken a light-hearted approach to this history of cocktails, from the early 19th century through to present day, taking in English, US and global influences. 

Cocktail barmen around the world now craft drinks made with ingredients as diverse as Mexican tequila and mezcal, Norwegian aquavit, Peruvian or Chilean pisco, Japanese sake and Brazilian cachaça. 

This is a guide to the classics - and to some more obscure drinks, enabling readers to drink their way around the world without having to leave their home bar.

The story of each cocktail comes with an easy-to-follow recipe from the surprising military history behind the Venetian Spritz; how the G&T moved from India to England (and why some of the best in the world are now made in Spain). 

Also, learn how France’s Burgundy region turned tragedy into triumph with the Kir.

The book is illustrated by vintage-styled artworks by Alice Oehr and also includes tips on bartending techniques and equipment, as well as advice on creating a well-stocked home bar. 

Around the World in 80 Cocktails is published by Hardie Grant Books in August, retails for $29.99 and is an appealing ode to the joys of travel, history, and drinking. 

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