Have you read IMBIBE! by David Wondrich? If so, you’ve probably felt a little overwhelmed. This handy dandy IMBIBE cocktail map will help you a little bit as you journey down his rabbit hole.
The Map starts with the three main categories: Sling, Egg Drinks, and Punches. As Wondrich breaks them down, he classifies them into Juleps, Sangarees, Smashes, Hot Toddys, Cocktails, Flips, Egg Nog, Coolers, Fixes, Fizzes, Swizzles, and Sours. From there some categories can be further broken down, but many delve into the cocktails that fill his book.