"Forget the metal pour and the jigger, all you need is an espresso cup", says Bruno Vanzan, Italy's most famous bartender and winner of the 2009 Iba Flair Championship. The message is simple: we can make any cocktail we like using an espresso cup as a measuring unit, in the comfort of our own homes.
Bruno Vanzan’s book is an explosion of energy and innovation, a cocktail connoisseur’s manual, the handbook for every aspiring bartender: with this book you will learn to make the perfect cocktail for every occasion. From Bacardi Mojitos to Red Pepper Caipiroskas, from Cinnamon Stories to Cuba Libres, Ginger Piña Coladas, Mango Sours, Sushi Martinis and Pumpkin Smiles, plus a host of other cocktails and mocktails, all divided into different categories. Each recipe comes in two versions: for experts and novices (where the measurements are done with an espresso cup) and each recipe lists the ingredients, alcohol content, calories, type of ice, decorations and technique. In fact the secret to a good cocktail lies in the right technique and the right instruments: which is why Bruno Vanzan explains everything in detail, from the professional equipment to the type of glass and the ice, a detail frequently overlooked, but one which can make all the difference. A sparkling book from an award winning young bartender which is perfect for every occasion.