The first book in decades to celebrate and explore the history of the most iconic of classic cocktails, the martini, with 50 recipes.
ROBERT SIMONSON is a cocktail and drinks writer for the New York Times, a six-time Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award nominee, and the author of The Old-Fashioned, A Proper Drink, and 3-Ingredient Cocktails. One of the leading authorities on spirits and cocktail culture in the United States, he also writes for Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Imbibe, Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, Saveur, Eater, PUNCH, and more.
"[The Martini Cocktail] delves into the drink's fascinating
history and faux histories, its spinoffs, the evolution of
preferences around gin vs. vodka."--The Washington
"Entertaining and engaging."--The Daily Beast
"Easy-reading gusto. It covers all the bases you want it to, including origin stories, recipes and the Martini's place in popular culture."--UrbanDaddy
"The book is as beautiful as it is insightful, and Simonson does an excellent job of tracing the obscure roots of the Martini and offers a well-rounded collection of both historic and modern recipes."--Imbibe magazine