Cocktail Constellation

Introducing the most complicated recipe book on earth

The same folks who brought you the taxonomy of beer have broken down 68 classic cocktails into the spirits, mixers and garnishes involved, and distilled the whole thing into a blindingly complex three-foot chart. (We’ve already spent 20 minutes looking at it, and we’re not even into mixers yet.)

It took over a year to compile, but by our lights it was worth it: the next time someone asks you to mix them up a Dorflinger, you’ll be well prepared.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom