From Amontillado to Apple-Water, Claret Cup to Cobblers, Pale Ale to Parfait Amour - welcome to the world of delightful drinks, with Britain's first ever cocktail book. In William Terrington's timeless classic, published for the first time nearly 150 years ago, you will encounter a collection of nineteenth-century libations perfect for the modern-day mixologist. The numerous irresistible recipes include the most delectable meads, punches, lemonades, beers, cups, cocktails, syrups, bitters and hot drinks - with instructions on how to create a Whiskey Sling, Hot Spiced Ale and Birthday Sillabub, and even useful pointers on making the most of the `new art' of refrigeration. Recline, relax and revel like a true Victorian in one of Terrington's exquisite beverages, be it in sublime solitude or among friends.
William Terrington is the author of Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks published in 1869. The award-winning Brian Silva first started tending bar in the Colonnade Hotel in Boston in 1983 before moving to London in 1989. Since then, he has tended the grandest bars in London - the private members' club, Home House; the Connaught Hotel; Rules, London's oldest restaurant; and 5 Hertford Street, Robin Birley's club in Mayfair. He currently manages the bar at Covent Garden's Balthazar, the hugely successful restaurant owned by the Londoner Keith McNally, named by the New York Times as `the restaurateur who invented Downtown.' Silva is the author of The Cocktail Book: Mixing in the Right Circles published by Balthazar.