Pardon the pun, but the founders of the New York City bar The Dead Rabbit—Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry—are simply killing it. The Dead Rabbit has received “Best Bar in the World” distinctions on two different occasions for its comfortably chic take on the classic Irish pub, drawing considerable inspiration from the “Gangs of New York” era. The pair has also won major awards in the publishing arena for their 2015 collection of cocktail recipes.
Now Muldoon and McGarry are back with a far more ambitious book. Along with The Dead Rabbit bar manager Jillian Vose, they’ve crafted what they call a “graphic novel-style cocktail book” that retells gangland tales of old with characters based on the authors themselves as well as many other personalities from the modern bar world. Worked into this story and the stunning artwork that is used to tell it are 90 incredible cocktail recipes.