Top 10 new drinks books

7th April, 2017 by Lucy Shaw

A Spot at the Bar by Michael Madrusan and Zara Young

This cocktail tome from celebrated bartender Michael Madrusen, who learnt the tricks of the trade under the late, great Sasha Petraske of Milk & Honey, aims to turn cocktail novices into seasoned shakers.

Offering advice on how to best stock up your drinks cabinet to the essential tools of the trade via choosing the perfect garnish, the book is filled with useful tips making it easy to tackle twists classic cocktails at home.

Currently found at The Everleigh in Melbourne, Madrusen has split the book into bite-sized chapters taking in aperitivo hour, savoury drinks, digestifs, nightcaps and even how to deal with a sore head the morning after.

The coffee table book features 300 cocktail recipes and glossy photos from The Everleigh that hark back to the golden era of sophisticated sips.

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