Douglas guides would-be master shakers through their paces with information on the tools of the trade and the importance of your ingredients. He follows up with 100 sensational cocktails that are divided into classic and neo-classic - definitive recipes for Collinses, Martinis and many more modern inventions like the Lemongrass and Wild Chilli Martini; Lab and Townhouse drinks made easy; classics and which bar to drink them at; and, entertaining at home, showing you how to make cocktails for large numbers (with some delicious complementing canapes) and fresh fruit blends for that healthy, non-alcoholic alternative. This book is the authority on cocktails and how to make them.
Douglas Ankrah is a cult figure in the bar scene and founded the London Academy of Bartending. He is the creative founder of Lab and Townhouse. Lab was named Time Out Bar of the Year in 2000. Townhouse was named the tenth most stylish thing about London in Time Out's Top 50 Most Stylish Issue.