A drinks cookbook from the mixologist owners of Employees Only, a speakeasy-themed bar/restaurant in New York, with 90 recipes for cocktails inspired by classic potent potables.
The Prohibition Era and the Roaring Twenties evoke a time of glamour and intrigue, when speakeasies served alcohol illegally. Mixed drinks like the sidecar were born of the era; however, they were usually made with ingredients of dubious quality. In Speakeasy, authors Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric find inspiration in such time-honored classics, then use the finest spirits, freshest flavorings, and a good measure of reverence for their craft to elevate cocktails to artisanal status. For example, the Mata Hari, one of their signature cocktails, marries chai-infused vermouth with Cognac and pomegranate juice. Their modern takes on classic drinks will make Speakeasy a favorite with trendy imbibers and cocktail traditionalists alike.