Thursday, January 20, 2022

I’m Here For You: Official IBA List of Cocktails


Did you know there was such a thing, an “official” list of cocktails? 

I sure didn’t, but then, someone’s got to make one I guess.

All these years, I’ve been using my old standby “Mr Boston Official Bartender’s and Party Guide” like some kind of rube from the Old Country.

Turns out there’s an International Bartenders Association, and they keep an official list of cocktails plus instructions on how to make them and the history behind them, divided into three categories: “Unforgettable”, “Contemporary”, and “New Era”.

The rest is up to you.