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It is a very beautiful book! I love that it has a picture for every drink so that you know how the end product is supposed to look. It also has a good amount of info about ingredients, techniques, bar tools etc. I like the little history associated with each drink. It's fun to read.
What I don't like: 1. The Modern recipes are almost impossible to recreate. They require so many obscure ingredients. It's a little ridiculous. I found maybe two drinks in the 100 pages that I thought to be reasonable, as in I could gather the ingredients and give it a try. 2. I wish it was organized by the main spirit in the drink. For example, all the bourbon drinks together, all the rum ones etc. So if I want a rum drink I have to look through the whole book for a rum drink that looks good. I guess I could use the index but still I think it would have been so much better if the drinks were organized by type of alcohol, not only "classic" - "modern" recipes.
Overall I do like this book a lot. We've tried a good amount of the classic recipes and we've found some new favorites that I had no idea existed. So I do recommend it. But it also leaves a little to be desired.
What a lovely little book... It looks perfect on our bar. This guide contains how to set up your bar, and an excellent variety of new and old drinks. Not only are the drinks delicious...the pictures and stories that go along are fabulous.