Thursday night, Mark Addison and Assouline celebrated the launch of their latest collaboration, Cocktail Chameleon. Mark Addison is an award-winning designer and producer who used his talents to create twelve cocktails in twelve unique variations for 144 signature takes on the classics.
Mark believes that life is a series of special occasions meant to be celebrated in style. He has created extraordinary environments, from celebrity events and major product launches to destination weddings and international galas. His uniquely creative vision has earned him an impressive client list of celebrities, top consumer brands, and Fortune 500 companies. “Cocktail Chameleon” is not just any ordinary recipe book but it’s a guide to creating an enriching lifestyle at home, hosting a fancy celebration, or while entertaining family and friends.
At the preview event, guests, which included Mischa Barton and Tinsley Mortimer, were able to sample some of his many concoctions, like two of our favorites, the Provence and Arnold Palmer Collins. They were absolutely delicious and quite tasty. Check out the recipes below:
2 tsp Lavender Syrup, page 228
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 oz gin, chilled in the freezer
5 oz brut champagne, chilled
Fresh lavender sprig*
GLASSWARE: 8-oz flute
YIELD: 6 1/2 oz, serves 1
Combine the syrup, lemon juice, and gin in the flute and top with the champagne. Garnish with the lavender sprig
Arnold Palmer Collins
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz Tea Syrup, page 229
3 oz club soda, chilled
1 lemon wedge
1 mint sprig
BAR TOOLS: Bar spoon, Cocktail pick
GLASSWARE:12-oz highball glass
YIELD: 7 oz, serves 1
Combine the bourbon, lemon juice, and syrup in the glass and stir. Add ice and top with the club soda, to taste. Garnish with the lemon wedge and sprig of mint.
Mark Addison told us, “Cocktail Chameleon is a dream come true. Assouline did an incredible job. It’s so fabulous and something I never could have dreamed of. I love the cover. When I first saw it, I hit the ground.” Mark playfully described Cocktail Chameleon as his life’s work in the cocktail business. It truly is a masterpiece that everyone should have on their cocktail table and bookshelf, it also makes for the perfect gift.
Cocktail Chameleon by Mark Addison has 240 pages and 144 illustrations. The book is available now. Cheers!