In William Yeoward’s American Bar (CICO Books, $24.95, cicobooks.com), the famed crystal and glassware designer walks readers through five of his favorite bars—the Connaught Bar, Annabel's, Berkeley Blue Bar, Beaufort Bar at the Savoy, and American Bar at the Savoy—and the cocktails he enjoys there. It's a beautiful book, with many glamourous cocktail recipes. Here are a few that I want to mix at home for guests.
Ideal for a Kentucky Derby party because of it's Southern roots, the "JF Julip" contains cherry liqueur and chocolate bitters for an unexpected twist. (Image courtesy of CICO Books.)
This cocktail—The Royal Tribute—made it state-side after being invented by Daniel Baernreuther at the Savoy to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. (Image courtesy of CICO Books.)
Walnut syrup and walnut-infused whiskey gives this Walnut and Maple Old-Fashioned just the right amount of nuttiness. (Image courtesy of CICO Books.)
Pomegranate liqueur, red currents and orange slices flavor the Sun Crushed. (Image courtesy of CICO Books.)
Annabel's Classic Martini embodies Yeoward's idea of the perfect martini. (Image courtesy of CICO Books.)
The Negroni... Personally, I love this Italian cocktail! (Image courtesy of CICO Books.)