All over the world, bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts are dusting off old recipe books, cracking open long-forgotten bottles, and trawling antique stores for vintage barware. Modern mixologists are creating spirits that haven’t been used since the 19th century.
The Day of the sickeningly sweet Cosmo and cloudy martini are over! Today’s imbibers are drinking Sazeracs, Ward Eights, Aviations and Periodistas. The hippest bars to open in the past two years have been speakeasies – throwbacks to the days of prohibition. That strange fusion of yesterday and today reveals a simple but powerful reality: each drink has a story. “The Cocktail Detective” will investigate these stories, and create some of his own, in a curious blend of travel, drama, and history.