I passionately dislike the overuse of the word “ultimate.” Rarely is it accurate. But, I do like like the content of “The Ultimate Book of Cocktails,” Stuart Walton’s 256-page tome first published in the UK by Hermes House in 2003 and still an excellent resource 13 years later.
Here is a particularly simple and tasty drink, an example of the simplicity of many of the recipes in this series. But, beware. As with virtually any cocktail using a soft drink as a main component, one can down too many of these too easily.
1½ parts vodka
1 part brown creme de cacao
1 part ice-cold Coca-Cola or other cola