I love the look and the feel of the book, but can also see that it is cleverly disguised to take over from that other modern cocktail bible: The Savoy Cocktail Book.
So actually I wish the book had a more innovative look but the contents are undeniably good.
And the layout with explanations of everything and a solid section of recipes is very good. It will be a go to book, I'm sure.
I settled on Paddington as my first PDT-cocktail.
I'm a huge fan of the bear and my brother and I loved the sentence: My grandmother has fallen out of the stagecoach.
Once I started chuckling at that the rest was easy:
- 6 cl rum
- 2 cl Lillet Blanc
- 2 cl grapefruite juice
- 2 cl lemmon juice
- barspoon of orange marmalade.
Put everything in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously, strain into chilled cocktail coupe and garnish with a sliver of grapefruit peel.