In 1998, Margaret bought me a very nice drinks book called Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century. To this day, it remains my favorite mixed drink reference. It has lots of recipes for cocktails obscure and well-known. The illustrations are beautiful. The writing is witty and entertaining enough to read whether the drink in question appeals to you in the slightest.
Oh… and it is the first place I ever saw the recipe for a Pegu. Thank you, Paul Harrington and Laura Moorhead.