Countries/Territories Featured: Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Australia, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa

Around the World in 80 Cocktails is a cocktail recipe book written by Melbourne-based bartender Chad Parkhill. As the title suggests, the book features 80 cocktails sourced from 80 cities in 50 countries and territories around the world. The book is more than just a recipe book, with each entry featuring its own dedicated back story.

Before taking readers on a tour of some of the world’s greatest cocktails, Parkhill provides the reader with an overview and background of the cocktail itself, before covering some of the basics in cocktail making. Parkhill’s writing is well researched and accessible, making the book a useful tool for both veteran and beginner bartenders.

Each cocktail is presented over two pages featuring background information, ingredients, method and some handy bartending tips. Most of the classics are featured in Around the World in 80 Cocktails alongside others that readers are sure to encounter for the first time.

Alice Oehr’s excellent illustrations round out the package with a series of retro-inspired creations featured throughout the book’s 176 pages. Oehr’s illustrations are sure to remind readers of the classic travel posters from the golden age of travel and are the perfect visual representation of the information presented by Parkhill.

Around the World in 80 Cocktails is a great way to learn about cocktails and the craft involved in making them. In a post-covid world, Chad Parkhill provides readers with the perfect way to see, rather taste, the world without ever having to leave home.

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