As a scene-scooping, style-setting annual, Food & Wine 2010 Cocktail Guide always keeps tabs on the hottest nightlife trends. The more than 150 cocktails presented were chosen by 10 of the world’s best mixologists. These are the cocktails making a sensation in the hippest eateries and bars around the world; the drinks bartenders get asked for again and again. And amateur mix-masters won’t fi nd better recipes for traditional favorites. Each chapter focuses on a particular spirit, and every page highlights one or two special cocktails, along with interesting anecdotes about these cocktails. A “Cocktail Clinic” offers tips on stocking the bar with essential glassware and tools, as well as a list of the country’s best resources for bar staples. An index in the back has the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the top 100 bars in the world. Plus, there’s lots of exciting new material, including a whole chapter on the most classic cocktails; a directory of the best liquor stores in the country, so readers can source all the ingredients for these amazing drinks; an expanded spirits lexicon; and delicious bar food recipes!