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<i>Around the World in 80 Cocktails</i> by Chad Parkhill

Around the World in 80 Cocktails by Chad Parkhill [©Explore Australia ]

<i>Around the World in 80 Cocktails</i> Author Chad Parkhill


If you’re a cocktail drinker, I’m sure you have a favourite. A favourite that developed not only from tasting it, but also from the experience of first drinking it. The who, why and where of the experience.

Chad Parkhill’s Around the World in 80 Cocktails is a cocktail destination book, which celebrates the history of cocktails as they spread around the world. Each double page spread highlights a destination and the story behind the cocktail that evolved there.


Its colourful retro-style illustrations invite you in, as if asking you to book your plane ticket. If travel isn’t an option, easy-to-follow recipes allow you to drink your way around the world without having to leave your home bar.


Not all the cocktails are classics, in fact a quick visit to Hong Kong and you will learn, despite being the gateway to China and an important port city throughout history, it doesn’t have a classic cocktail. Hong Kong does however have a vibrant bar scene with top bar tenders creating new and exciting cocktails. A great example of the is the Around the World Punch from tiki bar Honi Honi.

Step-by-step instructions are included, so that you can recreate the clever mixture of Pacific tiki flavours and Asian floral notes. It is a fun sparkling punch that’s great for summer parties. If you can’t wait to try it, you will find the recipe here.


Travel to Plymouth England to read about the Gimlet’s British naval history and how it may not be as historically accurate as you have been led to believe. Despite this, a Gimlet is still a refreshing drink, especially if you follow the included bartender’s tip and know where your lime cordial is produced.


As you read through you will also learn about the surprising military history behind the bubbly, vivacious Venetian Spritz; how the Gin and Tonic moved from India to England (and why the best in the world are now made in Spain!); and how France’s Burgundy region turned tragedy into triumph with the Kir.


Just some of the other drinks include:


Around the World in 80 Cocktails also includes tips on bartending techniques and equipment, as well as advice on creating a well-stocked home bar. This book is the perfect companion for budding bartenders, travel aficionados and cocktail lovers.

Scroll down for more cocktail recipes!



Around the World in 80 Cocktails by Chad Parkhill is published by Explore Australia/Hardie Grant (Melb,Vic; August 2017; Hb; 192pp) and retails for A$29.99 in good bookshops.

It can also be purchased online via here »


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