What sort of drink is Highland Park Dragon Legend? Are tequila and mescal dangerous? And is there anywhere in the world where you can still buy absinthe? Surveying the 100 most deliciously fascinating spirits and liqueurs in the world, Jonathan Ray introduces the makers behind the drinks, speculates on what makes certain brands so enduring, and lists famous drinkers who had one glass too many. Among these 100 bottles are tips on your essential home cocktail kit, the world's best cocktail bars, which glassware is right for which drink, and the ultimate way to serve key spirits at home, while throwing in a few recipes for good measure.