As a scene-scooping, style-setting annual, Food & Wine Cocktails 2011 always keeps tabs on the hottest trends in bars, restaurants and lounges. The 160+ cocktails here have been created by some of the country's best mixologists.
Each chapter focuses on a particular spirit-gin, vodka, whiskey-and every page highlights one or two exceptional cocktails, along with interesting anecdotes about these cocktails. Other highlights include:
- A "Cocktail Clinic" which offers tips on stocking the bar with essential glassware and tools, as well as a liquor lexicon, which provides valuable inspiration on the best and newest spirits around
- An invaluable Black Book of the Top 100 Spots to Drink around the country, including their names, addresses, and phone numbers
- A chapter on the very best bar food from the hippest spots around the country