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Rich in detail, entertaining and nearly pocket size, The Periodic Table of Cocktails, seems ideal for those who know what kind of mix they want to learn.

pictures: Vangelis Patsialos

Who would you recommend this book to?
–  Bartenders and home cocktail enthusiasts.

When was this book published?
– 01 Oct 2015

Who is the author?
Emma Stokes, also known as Gin Monkey. Emma has worked in cocktail bars in Leeds, Newcastle and London for over ten years. She also has a degree in Pharmacology. After a brief stint in Geneva, working for the largest science experiment in the world (CERN), Emma returned to London and set up Gin Monkey, an impartial and independent online guide to good cocktails and the best bars. Her ‘proper’ day job is in Science Communication.

So, what’s so special about this book?
– The Periodic Table of Cocktails, lets you navigate by base spirit, flavour and style, which seems ideal for those who know what kind of mix they want to learn. Each recipe is easy to follow and comes with a detailed description of the drink. Instead of hydrogen to helium, here you’ll find 106 classic cocktails arranged following the logical ordering of The Periodic Table of Elements. Find your favourite cocktail in the table and, in theory, you should like all the other cocktails in the same column and also the mixes immediately to the left or right, because they all share characteristics – flavours, methods and styles you’ll probably enjoy. Even if they use a completely different spirit or mixer to your favourite choice , Emma thinks you’ll like them.  See how the most popular cocktails – new and old – were dreamed up, learn how these cocktails are made, how to order them and, most crucially, how to enjoy them at their best. Plus find out more delicious concoctions to try in this expert guide. Includes a Periodic Table of Cocktails pull-out poster.