It may not be the oldest of cocktails, but is there any drink as culturally freighted as the martini?
Matt Hranek, author of The Negroni, reveres the drink for its speed, elegance, and style. His tribute collection of recipes, replete with a photo of Sean Connery pouring—alas—vodka, offers recipes from famous bars, famous drinkers, and the author's own repertoire.
Even die-hard fans who think there is only one true way to make a martini will find amusement in this game little book and its reminders that Bette Davis sipped martinis with Ronald Reagan in Dark Victory, and that somehow, Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce managed to concoct a few in M*A*S*H.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.