Wednesday, November 16, 2005

From Embassy: Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly:

Mondo Cocktail By Christine Sismondo McArthur & Company 246 pp. $24.95

Its subject matter is that of legendary drinks -- from the first sip of an aperitif, to a night cap known as the Side Car -- and their place in history. Throughout, the book is overflowing with urban myths, futile facts and interesting tid-bits about some of the tastiest alcoholic imbibes.

With only a dozen recipes, this self-described "bartending book," is more of a conversation piece than an instruction manual. But a fascinating read for any drink lover nonetheless. -- Sarah McGregor