How do you create the perfect Daiquiri? What type of glass should a Whiskey Sour be served in? What exactly is an aperitif cocktail? The Essential Cocktail Book answers all of these questions and more.Written by the editors of PUNCH, and edited by author and drinks writer Megan Krigbaum, this book presents the history, mythology, and tried-and-true recipes behind the cocktails that are essential to any aspiring home bartender. Presented in an easy-to-navigate format, with recipes for 150 delicious, classic cocktails, all beautifully illustrated with full-color photography, this book deserves a place on the home bar shelf of anyone who loves to entertain or drink cocktails.