Richard Godwin

The Spirits
  • The Spirits

  • Richard Godwin

    Of all the skills you might acquire in life, the ability to make a good cocktail will never be a waste of time.

    No lover will complain when you present them with a well-iced Negroni as they walk through your door; no house-guest will complain about a round of Gin Sours.

    ‘To cocktail’ was coined as a verb by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1928. This guide embodies that Golden Age spirit while giving it a thoroughly modern makeover.

    Expressly structured for the amateur, remind yourself how much pleasure there is in cocktailing at home.

Richard Godwin is a journalist and weekly columnist at the Evening Standard. He is a obsessive cocktail enthusiast but prides himself on being very much an amateur. He has a blog called ‘The Spirits’. He was a co-writer of The Breakfast Bible.