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Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson
Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson
Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson
Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson
Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson
Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson
Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson
Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson

Modern Cocktail Classics by Robert Simonson

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The revival in cocktail culture that began in the 1990s has been marked by relentless innovation, something we now benefit from! More new cocktails - and good ones - have been invented in the past thirty years than during any period since the first golden age of cocktails, which lasted from roughly the 1870s until the arrival of Prohibition in 1920 and included the birth of the Martini, Manhattan, Daiquiri, and Tom Collins. Just as that first bar-world zenith produced a half-century of classic recipes before Prohibition, the eruption of talent over the past three decades has handily delivered its share of drinks that have found favor with arbiters on both sides of the bar. Among them are the Espresso Martini, White Negroni, Death Flip, Old Cuban, Paper Plane, Siesta, and many more, all included here along with each drink's recipe origin story.
 
What elevates a modern cocktail into the echelon of a modern classic? A host of reasons, but, above all, a modern classic cocktail must be popular. People have to order it, not just during its initial heyday, but for years afterward. Tommy’s Margarita, invented in the 1990s, is still beloved, and the Porn Star Martini is the most popular cocktail in the United Kingdom, twenty years after its creation!

The Details:

  • by Robert Simonson
  • 60+ Recipes 
  • Hardcover, 176 Pages

The Bartender:

Robert Simonson writes about cocktails, spirits, bars, and bartenders for the New York Times. He is the author of A Proper DrinkThe Old-Fashioned3-Ingredient CocktailsThe Martini Cocktail, and Mezcal & Tequila Cocktails. His writing has appeared in SaveurFood & WineGQBon Appetit, Vinepair, Grub Street, Imbibe, and PUNCH. His work has been nominated for two James Beard Awards, four IACP Awards, and thirteen Spirited Awards, winning one IACP Award and two Spirited Awards. A native of Wisconsin, he has lived in New York City since 1988.