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Final Advice From the Inventor of Cocktail Culture

Sasha Petraske's Regarding Cocktails is a moving tribute to the man who reinvented what it meant to go out to the bar.
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Source: Phaidon Press Ltd.

The most beautiful cocktail book of the year doubles, sadly, as a work of memorial art. When author Sasha Petraske died—in August 2015, after a heart attack, at the age of 42—he had barely begun putting his thoughts on bartending into words.

But these thoughts, it cannot be said too forcefully, were substantial.