Signature CocktailsAmanda Schuster

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Food & Wine’s Best Cookbooks of Fall 2023

A collection of 200 iconic drinks from around the globe, each of which has changed the culture of the cocktail

A signature cocktail is a bespoke drink that expresses the nature of the time, person, or place for which it was created. In this book, the author curates a collection of the most celebrated cocktails – from well-known classics such as the Bellini, to the up-to-the-minute Twin Cities from New York’s ultra-hip Dead Rabbit bar. Signature cocktails have become an increasingly popular way to define the style and character of a celebrated establishment and the talented mixologists behind them. Each unique drink in this collection is accompanied by the name of the creator, place and date of invention, alongside a specially commissioned image, easy-to-follow recipe, and a fascinating insight into its unique story. Covering almost 600 years of cocktail history, this elegant and uniquely focussed collection will appeal to a wide range of readers – from lovers of cocktails to everyone who enjoys entertaining, food, and culture, to mixologists, bartenders, and industry professionals.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 220 × 156 mm (8 5/8 × 6 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 432 pp
  • Illustrations: 0 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838667559

Amanda Schuster is a Brooklyn-based freelance drinks writer and the author of two books: New York Cocktails and Drink Like a Local: New York. She has over 17 years’ experience in the industry as a consultant, retail buyer, and writer, and was the primary contributor and Senior Editor-in-Chief of popular online magazine Alcohol Professor.

Expert Consultants:

Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller are the directors of Mixellany Limited, a consultancy and publishing company that specializes in spirits and mixed drinks. They have contributed to numerous publications and are the authors of several books on cocktail culture.

Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer, and the creator of the Alcademics website. He is a lecturer and consultant and the author of several books. 

Emma Janzen is a drinks journalist, photographer, and author. 

Vivian Pei is a food writer and consultant, and co-founded the Singapore Cocktail Bar Association.

Robert Simonson is a drinks writer for the New York Times, author of several books, and the creator and author of the Substack newsletter The Mix With Robert Simonson.

‘Surprisingly succinct … Makes whipping up these at home drinks just a little bit easier.’ – Food & Wine

‘An elegant and comprehensive collection … Enriched with engaging anecdotes and backstories, … these bright, attractive cocktails are sure to wow any aspiring mixologist.’ – Publisher’s Weekly

‘Bound to be a classic … A valuable, accessible resource.’ – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

‘A compelling read … A must for anyone who would wish to sound savvy when discussing cocktails.’ – Vancouver Sun

‘An excellent introduction to newbies on how the cocktail developed over the years and was influenced by the locales where they were created.’ – Good Spirit News