Ten Cocktails


07 Oct 2014

Saltyard Books, an imprint of John Murray Press, is delighted to announce the acquisition of TEN COCKTAILS: THE ART OF CONVIVIAL DRINKING - the first book by The Times hard liquor columnist and founding editor of award-winning drinks trade magazine Imbibe, Alice Lascelles. An authority on spirits and cocktail culture, Lascelles has been writing about drinks for over a decade and will use ten of her favourite cocktails to distil the stories, recipes and tips she has amassed in her pursuit of the mixed drink.

What makes a G&T glow in the dark? Who threw the world's first cocktail party? Why does a Bloody Mary taste best at 35,000 feet? And what's the key to opening champagne with a sword? Lascelles has dodged the washing lines of backstreet Havana in search of the perfect Daiquiri, scoured the cocktail bars of Tokyo for the world's best ice carvers, harvested juniper in the hills of Umbria, sipped Sazeracs in New Orleans and unearthed the mixological secrets of The Savoy.  As well as showing cocktails in a new light, TEN COCKTAILS will include an armoury of recipes for every occasion, from convivial party-starters and lip-smacking sours, to slow-stirred whiskey drinks and late-night guilty pleasures.

Saltyard Publisher Elizabeth Hallett acquired World Rights from Zoë Waldie at Rodgers, Coleridge and White and Saltyard Books will publish TEN COCKTAILS in April 2015.  Jason Bartholomew, Rights Director for John Murray Press, will be selling the book at Frankfurt next week.

Saltyard Publisher Elizabeth Hallett says: 'As any grown up will tell you, the perfect cocktail is an art form in itself. I'm not the only person at Saltyard to have missed my stop on the train while reading Alice's proposal; entertaining, informative, utterly seductive, this is the essential cocktail book to keep by the drinks cabinet or your bedside.'

For further information please contact: Rosie Gailer 020 7873 6452 rosie.gailer@hodder.co.uk