Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. –Winston Churchill
About the Author
Michelin three-star mixologist Brian Van Flandern is world renowned for is innovative cocktails using fresh exotic ingredients. In addition to the Carlyle hotel, he has created cocktails for famed chefs Thomas Keller, Mario Batali and Michel Richard. His original recipes can be found in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Amsterdam, Singapore and dozens of other major cities all around the world.
Laziz Hamani has contributed photographs to many Assouline volumes, including Dior, the Symbols of Religion series, and Chateau Latour. His work has appeared in international magazines, as well as in a series of solo exhibitions in France and Italy.
Gin Fizz, Gimlet, French 75, Brandy Alexander, Pisco Sour, Singapore Sling, Sidecar, Dark and Stormy, Caipirinha, Margarita, Matador, Bloody Mary, White Russian, Vesper, Greyhound, Kamikaze, Missouri Mule, Pimms Cup, Fuzzy Navel, Kir Royale, Sazerac, Presbyterian, Man O War . . . Assouline’s Vintage Cocktails explores the lost art of mixing the perfect drink with elegance and simplicity. With just a few ingredients and the right pour, this is the first and only book every host should stock in his or her bar. The vibrant and evocative photos of each drink were taken at the renowned Carlyle Hotel.