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COCKTAILS, A STILL LIFE  

by Christine Sismondo & James Waller (Running Press £16.99, 192 pp)

Fun facts such as these, as well as delicious recipes and beautiful paintings, can be found in this essential little book for all cocktail connoisseur

Although unlikely to be prescribed by doctors, the ‘hair of the dog’ is a common method of cutting through the fog of drinking too much the night before. In Scandinavia and central Europe, it’s called a ‘repair beer’, in Italy it’s ‘chiodo scaccia chiodo’, which translates as pulling a nail out with another nail; in China, the morning-after tipple is known as ‘the drink that brings back your soul’. Fun facts such as these, as well as delicious recipes and beautiful paintings, can be found in this essential little book for all cocktail connoisseurs. Chin-chin!


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