Since opening in 2011, The Aviary has become one of the most influential cocktail bars in the world. Its founders, Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas – creators and owners of Alinea restaurant in Chicago (which ranks 21st in the World's 50 Best Restaurants list) – approach crafting cocktails the way they approach cooking, with great attention to detail.
The duo decided to collaborate with the Californian artists Allen and Sarah Hemberg to create a beverage cookbook in which The Aviary’s cocktails are protagonists. To finance the self publishing of the book, the team launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that was a great success: 3640 backers pledged more than $400,000 to help bring this project to life.
The result of this collaboration will be a quality beverage book that will compare to iconic cookbooks: full-page pictures photos, elegant layouts and great print quality. Recipes from The Aviary menu will be assembled in a beautifully crafted book, a must-have for all cocktail lovers who will be able to recreate their spectacular drinks at home.
Waiting for the book
The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has finished, but The Aviary Cocktail Book is still a work in progress. In order to be sure of getting a copy of the book, you can preorder it here, choosing between two versions of the cookbook: the “Standard” one and the “Reserve” edition, that comes signed by the authors and is packaged in a custom-designed slipcase. The estimated shipping date is July 2018.
Waiting to leaf through The Aviary Cocktail Book we have selected some amazing pictures from the book, enjoy the gallery at the top of the page!
Ahead of the book publication, you can also learn to make one of these incredible cocktails: click here to discover the recipe.