Author(s): Chad Parkhill; Alice Oehr (Illustrator)
Around the World in 80 Cocktails celebrates the globetrotting history of the cocktail through eighty different iconic drinks - each of which has its own story to tell. Bartender and writer Chad Parkhill takes you on a whirlwind tour of the places that have shaped the history of the cocktail from its birth to the present day, with recipes so you can follow along at home.
You'll learn about the surprising military history behind the bubbly, vivacious Venetian Spritz; how the G&T moved from India to England (and why the best in the world are now made in Spain); and how France's Burgundy region turned tragedy into triumph with the Kir. Accompanied by gorgeous vintage-style illustrations that evoke antique travel posters, these stories and recipes are an ode to the joys of travel, history, and drinking.
"Melbourne bartender Chad Parkhill has nailed cocktail-hour." - Australian Gourmet Traveller
Chad Parkhill is a writer and bartender who lives in Melbourne, Australia. His written work has appeared in a number of literary journals and websites including Junkee,Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, Overland and The Quietus. He currently works as the website manager for The Lifted Brow and as the director of Melbourne bar Heartattack and Vine's cocktail list and spirits program.