When the daily grind begins to grate, lifting your spirits can be as simple as…lifting a glass of spirits! Whether you need to cool off after a computer meltdown, dilute a deer-icidal impulse when Bambi’s relatives are eating your garden, or subdue the sticker shock of your grocery bill, the refreshing solutions and helpful tips in this book will keep your mood afloat. Peterson’s Happy Hour prescribes the perfect liquid antidote for your household hindrances, workday worries, playtime problems, or vacation vexations such as:
- Acquire an itchy rash while attempting to clear the backyard weeds?
Soothe yourself with a calamine-pink Name Your Poison, made with rum, milk, and frozen strawberries.
- Done in when babysitting naughty nieces and nephews?
Choose “sparkling” over “spanking” with an elegant champagne-based Auntie Dote.
- Need to ditch the long-distance travel plans for the cultural adventures of home?
Ride your recliner to destination relaxation with a spicy, Mexican beer-based Señor Staycation.
- Realize that your old house improvements are a lot harder than they seem on TV?
Put down the saw and get hammered with a classic Rusty Nail.
- Faced with a corporate social event that’s about as exciting as an IRS audit?
Motivate your fellow employees with a No Company Picnic--it tastes like watermelon but has no seeds.
In addition to more than fifty recipes, Peterson's Happy Hour is filled with vintage photographs and ephemera that evoke the sunny days of yore. With simple instructions for making up-to-the-minute cocktail ingredients (infused liquors, syrups, purées), an equipment glossary, and a list of resources, this book gives you the know-how and inspiration to concoct your own happy hours--on even the most miserable days. Because sometimes, when the day hands you lemons, a shot of homemade limoncello can do you a world of good.