In fact, they are constantly being reinvented and many new, colourful and often quirky recipes have been created in recent times.
Cocktail Bible includes more than 140 recipes, from classic Martinis and Daiquiris to state-of-the-art, fresh and fruity creations such as Vodka, Melon & Mint. And there are even some great ideas for mocktails too.
As well, there's lots of useful advice on setting up and stocking your home bar, on choosing glasses, on simple but clever garnishes-and, of course, on making the perfect cocktail.
Add stunning photography to the mix, and this is a book to whet every appetite.