Regarding CocktailsSasha Petraske with Georgette Moger-Petraske

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Regarding Cocktails is the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender who changed cocktail culture with his speakeasy-style bar Milk & Honey.

Forewords by Dale DeGroff and Robert Simonson.

Here are 85 cocktail recipes from his repertoire—the beloved classics and modern variations—with stories from the bartenders he personally trained. Ingredients, measurements, and preparations are beautifully illustrated so that readers can make professional cocktails at home. Sasha's advice for keeping the home bar, as well as his musings, are collected here to inspire a new generation of bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 220 × 156 mm (8 5/8 × 6 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 256 pp
  • Illustrations: 0 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714872810

Sasha Petraske opened Milk & Honey, a speakeasy cocktail bar in New York, in 2000. He later had ventures in New York, London, and Australia. Sasha and his bars won numerous competitions and awards. He lived in New York until his untimely death in 2015. His wife, New York-based Georgette Moger-Petraske, is a spirits writer.

'Understated and impressive... [Regarding Cocktails] embraces a no-nonsense, non-splashy approach to drink-making... As much about human connection as it is about jiggers and bitters.' – Wall Street Journal

'Sasha Petraske's tome is filled with recipes and musings sure to delight the at-home bartender and inspire a whole new take on happy hour.' – TODAY

'An enlightening glimpse into one of the people responsible for America's craft cocktail movement.' – Epicurious

'Should be on every drink lovers' bookshelf for its simple, delicious - and meticulous - recipes.' – Telegraph

'This brilliant book is packed with over eighty classic and modern recipes composed by the late Sasha Petraske ... It not only makes for a gorgeous addition to your bar cart, it's an excellent gift for any mixologists on your list.' – goop

'If you're looking for a more classically-oriented take on cocktail history and recipes, I recommend the late Sasha Petraske's Regarding Cocktails .' – Saveur

'A beautiful but bittersweet insight into Sasha Petraske's world, packed with recipes and stories from bartenders he trained, as well as anecdotes and musings from the man himself on everything from the home bar to posture and etiquette.' –  Olive