What did Hemingway drink? What are the secrets to making an excellent Margarita? Why is Bloody Mary so called? Each cocktail brings with it a compelling story and this book tells it.
The passion for a good cocktail brought Ernest Hemingway and Count Camillo Negroni, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill and James Bond together. Moreover, many have ordered at least once in their life a Martini or Cuba libre, a Bloody Mary or a Mojito, a Manhattan or a Margarita. The book is dedicated to these and other excellent alcoholic "mixtures", to their inventors and admirers. To relive atmospheres, moments, characters, places and myths of the past century, and for the pleasure of savoring and sharing true or plausible stories, but always "in a high alcohol content".