Speakeasy is a glorious booze-filled tribute to one of the most colourful times in the history of drinking. From the heady underground hideaways that were the birthplace of so many of the cocktails we love today, here is the ultimate collection of classic recipes made popular during those heady, decadent golden days.
Celebrating this exciting gin-soaked, gangster-frolicking era, Speakeasy has 200 cocktails to sate every taste, whim and hedonistic desire. With cool 1920s-style illustrations, and peppered with historical titbits to regale even the most distinguished dinner party, Speakeasy will have you smoking cigars, doing the Charleston and throwing back the giggle water before you can say -play it again Sam'.
Benny Roff began cooking professionally at 24 and graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2001. He has cooked at Le Bernadin in New York City, Jardinière in San Francisco and Kensington Place in London. He moved to cocktails in 2006 and managed Melbourne's iconic Borsch, Vodka and Tears for three years, where he conducted extensive empirical research into vodka. He since authored the eponymous food and cocktail book Borsch, Vodka and Tears. He currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Speakeasy: 200 Underground Cocktails
Author: Benny Roff