Just in time for those end of summer parties, purveyor of all of life’s finest things, luxury publisher Assouline has released a fabulous (in the true sense of the word) new tome fizzing with exciting and refreshing mixes. The 240 page mixologist bible Cocktail Chameleon by award-winning designer, producer and all-round entertaining expert Mark Addison makes good on its promise of “12 classic cocktails, 12 unique variations, 144 signature cocktails.”
What’s more, Addison even understands the value of a good glass. “I like to think of the right glass as a drink’s proper ‘cocktail attire’,” he write, “A specific vessel can really maximise its potential, enhancing the aroma, taste, and appearance. Part tradition, part common sense, and part personal style, your choice of glass should never be incidental. It’s a key element in the presentation of a carefully considered cocktail.”
Now, where to start?