The Pocket Book of Cocktails: Over 150 Classic and Contemporary Recipes - Ryland Peters & Small (Paperback) 11-02-2016
From timeless classics to cool and current, you'll find cocktails for every season and mood. The whisky 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, whisky 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.