This book was bought for me a present. Quite a nice book full of interesting drinks recipes. It covers the classics well, throwing in quite a bit of background information about them.
Unfortunately the bits in between the recipes weren’t quite so good. Much of the book read like a string of newspaper articles (Moore is a newspaper drink writer), most of which seemed to be full of anecdotes that seemed designed to make the reader feel jealous (ie; many of the drinks seemed to link to a memory of somewhere exotic and carefree, rather than the more prosaic nice drink over dinner). And also, my two favourite tipples didn’t seem to get quite the treatment they deserved (Whisky and Beer).