想要無師自通製作雞尾酒；更深入了解雞尾酒的理論配方者－－The Curious Bartender提供設計精美、內容豐富的調酒師聖經。
調酒師是一個充滿魅力與神祕感的職業，不是只在吧檯後面倒酒而已，要對酒如數家珍，各種調酒配方都在腦海資料庫，還要能輕易調出符合客人當下心情的雞尾酒－－如神般稱職的調酒師－－正是The Curious Bartender所強調的精神，調配一流的雞尾酒，靠的是成分精準拿捏，就像煉丹般細膩深刻，擁有豐富調酒實務經驗的作者Tristan Stephenson 從歷史與實驗來呈現酒的魅力，探索和混合出完美的雞尾酒，展示精選的經典雞尾酒，每一杯調酒都有有趣的起源，你一定想不到是誰啟發或創造了這杯酒。當然，他都附上每一款酒的配方與技術，充滿典故與技術的調酒之選。
Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients, the delicate alchemy of how they work together. In The Curious Bartender, Tristan Stephenson explores and experiments with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, he explains their intriguing origins, introducing the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them. Moving on, he reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics. Stay true to the originals with a Sazerac or a Rob Roy, or experiment with some of his modern variations to create a Green Fairy Sazerac topped with an absinthe 'air' or an Insta-age Rob Roy with the 'age' on the side. Also included is a reference section detailing all the techniques you will need, making this an essential anthology for the cocktail enthusiast.