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50% off CO Specs cocktail book with free delivery in the UK

Whether you’re a professional bartender or a home enthusiast, CO Specs is your indispensable A to Z guide to all the essential classic cocktails. From the Aperol Spritz to the Negroni, Martini to Manhattan, learn the recipes and discover the histories and stories behind all of your favourite drinks.

We are delighted that throughout March and April the author (and fellow Speccie reader) has offered us an exclusive 50% off both the standard title and the beautifully presented boxed edition with free UK delivery.


Standard edition RRP £29.99 – £15 for Spectator subscribers

The boxed gift edition RRP £39.99 – £20 for Spectator subscribers

Spectator subscribers will have the 50% discount automatically applied at the checkout.

About the book:

With tens of thousands of cocktails in existence, how many of those could be considered classic, essential, or even tasty? CO Specs distills down to the 200 true classics everyone should know.

For bartenders, it’s a thorough field manual of all the classics you should know. A one-stop shop.

For the home enthusiast – whether you’re shaking up a few cocktails after a long day, or mixing something to impress your dinner guests, you’ll find all of your favourite cocktails (as well as many gems yet undiscovered) among the CO Specs. Be confident you’re making them correctly and impress your friends with insightful trivia.

  • • BUILT FOR HEAVY USE: Published in a hardbound A5 size, it fits nicely in the hand and is easy to carry around. At more than 3cm thick, it’s satisfyingly substantial.
  • • HISTORY (for cheaters): There’s always debate and discussion about the ‘correct’ way to make a classic drink. The aim of CO Specs is to illuminate the answer, and the reasoning behind it. CO Specs explores the history and fable underpinning each classic drink, revealing the original provenance of its appearances in print, as if torn straight from the pages of these (sometimes ancient) recipe books.
  • • TESTED (to death): Each drink has been scrutinised, tested, then tested again to achieve the ‘goldilocks’ balance of ingredients. Informed by history, balanced for now.


Terms and conditions: The code is not limited to a single product/purchase, a 50% discount will be applied to the whole order at the checkout. Shipping is free within the UK and can be upgraded to expedited shipping for £2.

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