As the new millennium revealed itself as a profoundly unsettling time on many fronts, a subculture-centered on the cocktail bar as a haven of professionalism and civility-became more and more attractive.
David Wondrich * Brooklyn, New York"Punch Royal dates back to the end of the 17th century," says cocktail historian David Wondrich. "It was drunk by courtiers, pirates and everyone in between." Wondrich's new book, Punch, or the Delights and Dangers of the Flowing Bowl (Perigee Books), pays tribute to punch. Cocktail Party Recipes