A new guide to signature cocktails served at the glamorous bars of the world’s leading hotels


June 30th, 2021


Behind the Bar shines a light on 50 signature cocktails from the most iconic hotel bars across the world, appealing to tried-and-true cocktail lovers and design aficionados alike.

Recipes from some of these storied properties will inspire enthusiasts to re-create timeless cocktails at home. Plus, anecdotes supplied by barkeeps and hotel and design personalities will enliven the recipes and reveal why so many hotel bars have endured through the years or have made an impact on the modern world.

The clandestine speakeasy has been glorified countless times for its mix of sex appeal and transporting décor but the hotel bar should also be recognised for its sophistication, grandeur, or showmanship.

Behind the Bar does exactly that but also transcends the cocktail crowd niche. It is just as much a book for the traveller with a strong appreciation for design as well as the fantasy-filled armchair traveller charmed by illustrations and nuggets of history.

Asian hotel bars featured include Long Bar at Raffles Singapore; Manhattan Bar at Regent Singapore; Old Imperial Bar at Imperial Hotel Tokyo; The Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok; and Blu Bar at Shangri La Hotel Sydney.


(images credit Hardie Grant Publishing)

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