Cocktails are back and fresher and tastier than ever. The days when a cocktail meant an oversweet, garish concoction, garnished with a pineapple chunk and a paper umbrella are over. Todays cocktails are made with fresh, high-quality ingredients with the intention of producing sometimes subtle, sometimes startling flavor combinations. Equally useful behind the counter of a top city bar or on your coffee table at home, The Bartenders Guide is informative, educational, entertaining, and elegantly designed. In a health-and lifestyle-conscious world, this comprehensive volume holds the key to consuming less, but tasting more and is an all-encompassing book for every aspiring bartender.