Illustrated guide and recipe collection from the late, legendary bartender Sasha Petraske.
This beautifully illustrated guide and recipe collection is the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender and visionary who brought back the speakeasy to New York with his cocktail bar Milk & Honey - and who, in doing so, created a revolution that influenced bar owners and bartenders around the globe. Now, readers can make 75 of his professional-quality cocktails at home. Here are the classics and modern variations in his repertoire – revealing his secrets along with his tips for setting up a home cocktail bar, hosting etiquette, plus anecdotes from many of the bartenders he personally trained.
• Petraske enjoyed cult status and influenced so many reputable bartenders of the last fifteen years by the time of his unexpected death, which led, among other global tributes, to a front-page New York Times obituary
• Phaidon was developing this book with Petraske before he died and it was completed in close collaboration with his wife, the spirits writer Georgette Moger-Petraske
• Forewords are contributed by Dale DeGroff, author of the acclaimed The Craft of the Cocktail, and Robert Simonson, leading cocktail writer
• This season's gift for the cocktail connoisseur
• 22cm x 15.6cm
• 75 colour illustrations
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sasha Petraske opened Milk and Honey, a speakeasy cocktail bar in New York, in 2000. He later had ventures in New York, London, and Australia. Sasha and his bars won numerous competitions and awards. He lived in New York until his untimely death in 2015. His wife, New York-based Georgette Moger-Petraske, is a spirits writer.