Cocktails is a collection of 101 alcoholic beverage recipes, from the classic martini to refreshing, fruity drinks. Since no party is complete without savory snacks, the book also includes recipes for more than 40 appetizers that pair well with margaritas, sangrias, mai tais, and other drinks.
Cocktails has three chapters dedicated to beverages. Classic Cocktails includes recipes for timeless drinks such as martinis, gimlets, sidecars, and stingers. Shaken or Stirred features mojitos, cosmopolitans, and other sophisticated drinks. The Fun & Festive chapter presents cocktail and punch recipes designed to fit every occasion, from backyard barbecues to holiday parties. Two chapters are devoted to snacks. A variety of dips, spreads, spiced nuts, and other no-heat appetizers comprise the Cool Party Food chapter, and The Heat Is On section presents a variety of hot hors d oeuvres.
For handy use at a bar or kitchen counter, the spiral-bound Cocktails lies flat when open for easy use, and spills wipe easily from the book's coated cover. Here is a sampling of recipes from Cocktails:
- Whiskey Sour
- Planter's Punch
- White Sangria
- Paprika-Spiced Almonds
- Artichoke Cheese Toasts