Delicious, glamorous, and decadent--cocktails never go out of fashion. Mixing your own drinks is not only fun but also surprisingly easy. Whether you want to throw a great party or simply pep up an evening at home, here you’ll find all the inspiration and information you need. Start the evening with the king of cocktails, the Martini. Choose a French Martini or a more contemporary creation, such as the Chocotini. A sparkling drink is the only way to celebrate a special occasion—you’ll find the perfect recipe in Champagne Cocktails & Fizzes, whether you choose an elegant Kir Royale or frivolous Hollywood Hustle. Cosmopolitans & Manhattans are a fun yet sophisticated choice--try a Strawberry Cosmo or Dry Manhattan. If you want an ice-cool treat Margaritas & Daiquiris is where you’ll find a Classic Margarita and Hemingway Daiquiri. Why not wow your friends with a modern cocktail from Smashes, Fixes, & Sours, such as a zesty Caipirinha or Passion Fruit Batida. And for summer drinking there are thirst-quenching long cocktails in Highballs, Coolers, & Punches, such as a Sea Breeze. Slammers & Shooters will get any party started--serve a round of B52s and watch the dancing start! While Digestifs & Creamy Cocktails are a great way to round off a meal--impress your guests with Vodka Espressos. Some welcome Hangover Cures are included for non-stop party-goers so you can mix up a pitcher of Bloody Marys and save the day. Finally, there are Mocktails for those days when you want the taste without the alcohol.
- A fantastic range of recipes for every style of cocktail, from the best of the classics to contemporary creations, along with expert advice on techniques and equipment.
- The perfect companion to Easy Party Food.