Top 10 new drinks books

7th April, 2017 by Lucy Shaw

Mixing in the Right Circles by Brian Silva

Cocktail maestro Brian Silva, a legend on the London circuit currently found behind the bar at Bathazar in Covent Garden, has penned a tome about his time in the trade. Mixing in the Right Circles shines a light on the classic cocktails Silva specialises in, and how, with the right spirits, shaker, glassware and garnishes, they can be recreated at home.

Silva also tells stories about the drinks that have bought him joy over the years. Each of the chapters focuses on a different style of cocktail, from Martinis and Margaritas to sours, sparkling cocktails and after dinner drinks, charting the history of each.

Having worked in the drinks industry for 30 years, including head bartender stints at The Connaught and Rules – London’s oldest restaurant – Silver’s book is full of amusing anecdotes. “I’ve always believed that the first duty of a good cocktail maker is to make balanced drinks,” he says.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Administrative Assistant

Swig Wines Ltd
Chiswick, London, UK

HR Manager

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, UK

Senior Sales Manager

Haynes Hanson & Clark
Gloucestershire, GB

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

National Business Development Manager

Speciality Drinks Group
London, UK

Inventory Analyst

Bibendum PLB
London, UK

Events Executive - Atom Supplies

ATOM Supplies Limited
London, UK

Off-Trade Sales Account Executive

Domaine Direct
Nationwide, working from a combination of home & London office.

Sales Executive/Brand Ambassador

Glenfarclas
Ballindalloch, Speyside, UK

Client Manager

Noble Rot
Wandsworth, London, GB

Spirits Investment Director

Stilnovisti
London, UK

Junior Brand Manager

Enotria Winecellars
Park Royal, London, UK

Content & Digital Assistant

ABVGlobal
London, UK

Sales Manager

Cellar Trends
London, UK

Editorial Assistant

Wine List Confidential
London, UK

Champagne Masters 2017

Deadline : 7th July 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Syrah Masters 2017

Deadline : 18th July 2017

Click to view more

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

Click to view more