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The Pocket Book of Cocktails

Over 150 classic and contemporary recipes

Written by Ryland Peters & Small

Published: 11/02/2016

The Pocket Book of Cocktails

  • Paperback
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  • 9781849757232
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  • Feb 2016
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  • 176 pages

From timeless classics to cool and current, you'll find cocktails for every season and mood.

The whiskey and gin revival has helped to herald the much-welcomed return of the cocktail. Classic cocktails have seen a surge of interest, such as the Old Fashioned (thanks largely to a certain Don Draper), New Orleans’ favourite the Sazerac, and Brazil’s national cocktail the Caipirinha.

Featuring six chapters each showcasing a single spirit, you’ll find the perfect cool cocktail to suit your mood. Discover the versatility of vodka with a timeless Vodka Martini or kick-start your evening with a Moscow Mule. Sample some of the Gin cocktails that never go out of fashion, including the Negroni and the Tom Collins.

In the past, whiskey was one of the least-used spirits for cocktail making, but it’s a different story these days. Let a Perfect Manhattan slip down nicely or surprise yourself with Blood & Sand. Rum is the cocktail maker’s new best friend and is the perfect base for summer cocktails, including a Daiquiri and a Mojito.

Brandy’s rich smoothness can work wonders with cocktails such as the Stinger or Sidecar, while a Brandy Alexander is an ideal after-dinner drink for those with a sweet tooth. Finally, tequila’s legendary quality as a good-time drink can be put to perfect use in a Margarita or a Tequila Sunrise.

If you’re planning a party and you’re keen to impress friends with your mixing skills or if a beer doesn’t quite feel special enough and you’re after something different of an evening, then look no further.