We are always looking for ways to improve our home mixology skills, so we were quite excited to come across the Merchant Hotel Bar Book Volume II on the intertube this morning. Located in Northern Ireland, the Merchant made headlines a few years back by offering the world's most expensive cocktail, a Mai Tai made with the oh so rare Wray & Nephew 17 year rum for £750. Two please. The book includes all of the classics, some modern twists, and many original recipes from some of the leading bartenders around the world, and is a great reference guide to spice up your next fiesta.
Bonus: @PDT tweets that the Merchant Hotel's bartender Jack McGarry will be doing a guest spot at the bar tonight. It's almost 3:00, so get those dialing fingers ready.