This handsomely illustrated guide to contemporary cocktails calls to mind the near-legendary Savoy Cocktail Book of the 1930s. Author Jim Meehan is the founder of PDT (short for Please Don't Tell), a speakeasy-inspired bar in Manhattan's East Village which patrons enter by slipping into a phone booth with a false back wall in another restaurant. Meehan's reputation among fellow mixologists is very strong, and in addition to his own creations and subtle refinements of well-known standards, the 300+ recipes here also include contributions from other modern masters, as well as vintage selections ranging back into the nineteenth century. A pleasure to use and to browse. Color line illustrations. Hardcover.