Gatsby Cocktails features more than 20 classic cocktails inspired by the 1920s. Try re-creating the classic Sidecar, comprising brandy, lemon juice, and Cointreau. Or discover the secret to Jay Gatsby’s tipple of choice; the cooling Mint Julep. Perfect the classic martini or try a tempting Raspberry Rickey from the sparkling selection of recipes. With more than 20 classic recipes, this collection captures the iconic elegance of the Prohibition era.
Ben Reed has mixed cocktails all over the world. Former bar manager of the Met Bar and Woody’s in London he was then appointed Executive Director of IPBartenders and is now a freelance consultant. Ben has made many TV appearances.
His column ‘Barfly’ ran in The Times Magazine and he has been in a wide range of publications, including Vogue, Red and GQ. His previous books include The Art of the Cocktail and The Cocktail Hour, both published by Ryland Peters & Small. Ben lives in Queen’s Park, London.