Searching for the perfect gift for the refined drinks lover in your life? Look no further than Claridge’s: The Cocktail Book. With a 150 year history and no less than four bars crafting almost 36,000 cocktails every year, Brook Street’s iconic hotel leads the way in innovative mixology and now you can try over 400 of its recipes at home.

In true Claridge’s style, the book also weaves a colourful story along the way, from the tale of the first-ever cocktail party to the rise of the punchbowl in London society, alongside interludes of cocktail-making expertise from the hotel’s award-winning bar team.

Nestled among the recipes are tips and tricks on everything one needs to know about the art of cocktail making – from how to host the perfect cocktail party (less mixing, more mingling) and crafting a flawless twist garnish to the absolute necessity of using the correct ice.

Claridge’s: The Cocktail Book is available here for £25.