The Challenge

Cocktails are great and the Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich and published by Chronicle Books in 2006 has over 1,000 different cocktails as well as all the background knowledge required to be a competent mixologist.


I decided to set myself the rather large challenge of documenting the experience of making and drinking the 1,000 different cocktails listed in Hellmich’s book. It is going to be a long and expensive challenge, but I’m prepared to make that sacrifice in the name of getting drunk and becoming a cocktail snob. Along the way I’ll also comment on any drinks I happen to have out on the town or concoctions I try to experiment with at home all in the name of science…or something.