Cocktail Books

  • RMTT
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    We're in the midst of a rum revival and there are so many artisan brands to try out. This book, written by spirits expert Ian Buxton, highlights the tastiest ones around.

    Rum's increase in popularity has also seen more people enjoying cocktails, mojitos and Mai Tai infused with the drink. This incredible pocket-sized book will take you on a tour of the colours, flavours, creation methods and characteristics of the drink.

    This entertaining, irreverent and informative book features images of each delicious drink alongside profiles and information on their brand owners and origins.
  • WHSK
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    Charles MacLean has spent the past three decades researching, writing and lecturing about Scotch Whisky and Whiskypedia reveals everything he's learned about why it tastes so good.

    He reveals where whisky's flavours come from and how this has changed over the years, as well as an overview of the drink's history, craft and tradition.

    Each entry provides a brief account of the distillery's history and curiosities and an exploration of the flavour and character of each whisky it makes.
  • TQLA
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    Tequila Made Me Do It is packed full of 60 tantalising tequila and mezcal cocktails to try out at home.

    From the classic margarita to smoky, citrusy and delectable drinks including the Oaxacan Dead, these recipes are fun to make and drink. They're all accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Ruby Taylor.

    This is a book that will make you happy!
  • CBRR
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    Master mixologist and Curious Bartender Tristan Stephenson explains why rum is such a super spirit in this inspiring guide. It explains how rum is made and the science of sugar cane, molasses, distillation and ageing.

    As well as the remarkable history of the tipple - from its humble origins to its status as a life-blood of the Royal Navy and its love affair with Cuba - Tristan delves into its darker past, discovering tales of devils, pirates and more.

    This book also covers the world's greatest rum distilleries (along with tasting notes) and a selection of cocktails for you to try at home including a jazzed-up Mai Tai and mojito and perfect planter's punch.
  • RSEC
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    Rose is now THE summer drink and this cool book is packed with 40 refreshing and diverse cocktails for you to enjoy over the long nights ahead.

    From dry to crisp, ripe and sweet, some of the tasty tipples in this selection contain classic drinks like vodka, gin, whisky and tequila while others have fruit-based liqueurs such as cassis or tangy citrus juices.

    The recipes range from short to long and flat to sparkling and fun to fancy. You'll love enjoying a minty Rojito, Spanish Copa de Frutas or Rose Caipirinha.
  • GPUB
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    The Good Pub Guide 2019 provides a list of over 5,000 town centre pubs, classic countryside inns and gastropubs for you to visit all over the UK.

    The 37th edition in this bestselling series, the pubs are listed county by county and many have been recommended by readers. There is also a focus on pubs that specialise in malt whisky and craft beers and the winners of the coveted Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year awards are recognised.

    The Good Pub Guide is packed with beloved favourites and hidden gems.
  • SECO
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    Embrace the potential of Prosecco with this amazing book. It's packed full of 60 seriously sparkling cocktail recipes that are light, fizzy and fun.

    From choosing the right bottle to making standby syrups and perfect purees, this book will show you how to deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion. It shows how you can pair Prosecco with anything from juices to aperitifs to make a two-ingredient tipple packed with flavour.

    From the classic bellini and fresh fruit mimosa to more experimental combinations, the recipes are accompanied by bright and beautiful artwork and are oh-so-easy to make. Which one will you start with?
  • DRAM
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    Rachel McCormack celebrates Scotland's national drink of whisky in food in this eye-opening travelogue.

    A very personal guide, Rachel tells anecdotes while revealing the history of the drink and facts about distillers. The recipes will appeal to everyone from the novice whisky learner to a cooking connoisseur.

    She also interviews key people from all around the country while visiting distilleries and those who make their own whisky.
  • MSHB
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    Full of sweet treats for you to make at home, MasterChef finalist Hannah Miles' Milkshake Bar is a tremendous book for anyone who has a sweet tooth and enjoys customising and drinking delicious milkshakes.

    From classics to light and healthy, fruity delights, you'll find ideas for treats and desserts all year round. The book contains recipes for shakes, malts, floats and other soda fountain classics - ranging from a banana caramel milkshake to an apple snow shake and a doughnut float.

    Complemented by Kate Whitaker's gorgeous photography, this is a brilliantly nostalgic book that comes with a number of inspired new milkshake creations!
  • HMTT
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    Helen McGinn, the author of The Knackered Mother's Wine Club, provides just the right tonic (so to speak) if you're planning on cutting down on the booze.

    Helen unveils a selection of recipes for mocktails, infusions and cordials, as well as offering her opinions on non-alcoholic wines, beers and spirits.

    This is a book you'll be constantly reaching for while you go through your booze-free spell.
  • AIAQT
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    Is it better for a martini to be shaken, not stirred? Does it matter which order you add the ingredients of a Long Island Iced Tea? How many ice cubes can you add to a margarita without compromising the flavour? The perfect home begins with a blueprint and a dream, and your perfect cocktail should start the same way! The Architecture of the Cocktail will reveal the answers to all your cocktail queries and more. Focusing on the precise measurements to make the perfect drink as well as the recommended garnish and embellishments, you'll no longer have to guess what a cocktail should taste like. Laying out the exact measurements from the bottom of your glass to the top, you'll discover the order in which you should layer your liquor, the precise measurements needed, and even recommended brands. Not sure which stemware is appropriate? Consult the mini guide on identifying the correct stemware in the back of the book. Featuring 75 different cocktails and recipes (including specifications, notes, and embellishments), this is the perfect gift for the cocktail lover in your life. Don't waste another minute on watered-down cocktails - become a cocktail master with this beautifully illustrated guide.
  • AIEOR
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    Simple, yet sophisticated, vodka is one of the world's most popular and versatile spirits. It is always served very cold, then drunk in a variety of ways: it can be knocked back as a quick shot or sipped slowly; drunk neat or blended with other spirits and mixers; or used to accompany dishes such as Russian caviar. This book contains a selection of 50 vodka mixes that you can make at home.

    Including entertaining anecdotes and short histories about each cocktail, with expert tips on how to prepare and blend the ingredients, and how to serve the finished drink, Vodka Cocktails offers handy advice on essential cocktail-making equipment, the glasses and hints and tips, including creative ideas for garnishes and decorations.

    The art of cocktail-making is as appealing as ever, and whichever type of vodka mix you prefer, this book will help you to enjoy a delicious tipple even more.
  • AIEOQ
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    Whisky - meaning "water of life" - was first produced in the 15th century. Originally from Scotland and Ireland, it is now produced in many countries, including the United States, Canada and Japan. Relating the story of whisky and the differences between the main varieties, such as Scotch, bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, this book gives you the knowhow needed to make whisky cocktails.

    Including entertaining anecdotes and short histories about each cocktail, with expert tips on how to prepare and blend the ingredients, and how to serve the finished drink, Whisky Cocktails offers handy advice on essential cocktail-making equipment, the glasses and hints and tips, including creative ideas for garnishes and decorations.

    The art of cocktail-making is as appealing as ever, and whichever type of whisky mix you prefer, this book will help you to enjoy a delicious tipple even more.
  • AIGQB
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    What could possibly beat a cool pint of beer down the pub or a lazy glass of wine at your favourite bar? The answer is: home-brewed beer or your very own brand of wine. With this, the twelfth in the River Cottage Handbook series, the inimitable John Wright shows exactly how easy it is to get started. You don't need masses of space to make alcohol at home, and if you follow the simple instructions, you won't be faced with exploding bottles in the cellar. But don't forget, it's all about experimentation and finding out what works for you. Booze is divided up by alcohol type, from beer, cider and wine to herbal spirits and fruit liqueurs. Each section starts with an introduction to the basic techniques, methods and other useful information, before giving recipes for delicious tipples like rhubarb wine, sparkling elderflower wine, mead, cherry plum wine, orange beer, lager, real ginger beer, sweet cider, zubrovka vodka, amber spirits, rose infusions, blackberry whiskey, pomegranate rum, chestnut liqueur, mulled cider and there's even a hangover cure thrown in for good measure. With an introduction from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, Booze is a home-brewer's book with a kick.
  • ALJYG
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    An innovative, captivating tour of the finest whiskies the world has to offer, brought to you by bestselling author and whisky connoisseur Tristan Stephenson. Tristan explores the origins of whisky, from the extraordinary Chinese distillation pioneers well over 2,000 years ago to the discovery of the medicinal 'aqua vitae' (water of life), through to the emergence of what we know as whisky. Explore the magic of malting, the development of flavour and the astonishing barrel-ageing process as you learn about how whisky is made. In the main chapter, Tristan takes us on a journey through 60 distilleries around the world, exploring their remarkable quirks, unique techniques and flavours, featuring all new location photography from the Scottish Highlands to Tennessee. After that, you might choose to make the most of Tristan's bar skills with some inspirational whisky-based cocktails. This fascinating, comprehensive book is sure to appeal to whisky aficionados and novices alike.
  • ANVPQ
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    In recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex. Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover: How gin is made What a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavour What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is How you drink them to maximise your pleasure Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!) The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.
  • AQXTJ
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    For too long designated drivers, detoxers and teetotallers have been left out in the cold when it comes to great drinks. Instead they are forced to sip on the same insipid fruit juices that make up most alcohol-free offerings. Thankfully help is at hand with Mocktails, Cordials, Infusions, Syrups, and More - a collection of delicious recipes that are welcome alternatives to the boring soft drinks or mineral water. These drinks prove that ditching the booze doesn't mean sacrificing taste. Exciting ingredients and flavour combinations such as strawberry and black pepper, mango and ginger, lemon and thyme, coffee and cardamom, or blueberry and elderflower will make your taste buds stand up and pay attention. And another bonus: no hangovers!
  • ASYQH
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    The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace is the follow-up to master mixologist Tristan Stephenson's hugely successful books, 'The Curious Bartender' and 'The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies'. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine 'genever' to gin's commercialization and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London, through to its partnership with tonic water - creating the most palatable and enjoyable anti-malarial medication - to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries are cropping up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you'll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science of flavour before taking a tour through the most exciting distilleries and gins the world has to offer. Finally, put Tristan's mixology skills into practice with a dozen spectacular cocktails including a Purl, a Rickey and a Fruit Cup.
  • CK2646
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    A fascinating book that finds Tristan Stephenson exploring and experimenting with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail - and which techniques you should use to shake or stir them up.

    It showcases recipes for classic cocktails, many of which have been given a contemporary twist.
  • AMYSZ
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    Everyone knows that James Bond prefers an alcoholic drink to a soft drink. In fact, he even goes as far as deriding tea as 'mud' and blaming it for the collapse of the British Empire. Although it's the legendary Vodka Martini that he's best known for, he also orders many classic cocktails, including an Old-Fashioned, an Americano and a Negroni, all of which appear in this book. Bond also effortlessly creates his own drink in 'Casino Royale': 'Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?' And so the Vesper was born, to the delight of bar owners across the globe. However, it's not only cocktails that he's partial to. Bond orders Scotch and soda 21 times in the books, but he's also keen on bourbon and a brandy and ginger ale. So why not raise a glass and toast the health of the world's most-loved, smooth-talking secret agent with one of his favourite drinks.
  • ANGON
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    Salvatore 'The Maestro' Calabrese is one of the world's foremost cocktail experts, and drinks lovers will love this expanded version of his classic guide. The New York Times called the original edition 'a must-have', and now it contains even more: new chapters and loads of new images; up-to-the-minute information on the most exciting cocktail trends, tastes and techniques; and newly uncovered historical tidbits (like the true origin of the Bloody Mary). Fifty new recipes include long-buried favourites like the turn-of-the-century New Orleans classic Absinthe Suissesse, a barrel-aged Blood and Sand and the Prohibition-era The Angel's Tit. This elegant volume also includes DIY for essential cocktail ingredients like Velvet Falernum, recipes for flavoured syrups and homemade shrubs, and advice on throwing the very best at-home cocktail parties ever.
  • AJJNO
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    What could be more fun than inviting the girls round for a night of fun and laughter? Be the hostess with the mostest with this collection of fun, flirty, and frivolous cocktails. Pink Drinks is chock-full of cocktail recipes distinctly designed with women in mind. Featuring fabulous recipes for blended drinks, mixed drinks, fruity drinks - any and every cocktail you desire, all in fiesty and feminine shades of fuscia, cerise and crimson. On a hot summer's night, try a refreshing berry caipiroska or an elegant pomegranate Martini. What could beat a classic Cosmopolitan or a Kir Royale? And for the morning after, there are plenty of non-alcoholic recipes to get you feeling refreshed. Try the rose petal and lavender dream milkshake or the strawberry, rhubarb and basil frappe. A wealth of bartending tips are also included to give you the know-how to make the perfect cocktail for your friends every time, whether shaken or stirred.
  • AGKZS
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    A clever tribute to literature, "Tequila Mockingbird "is "the "cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Combining beloved classic novels with witty humor and delicious drink recipes, some of the charming recipes include Vermouth the Bell Tolls, Gin Eyre, Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita, Bridget Jones's Daiquiri, and more. Accompanying the 65 cocktail recipes are a list of tools and techniques, a spirits glossary, and a handful of drinking games and bar bites, making this cocktail book both fun and functional. With a special cover designed to look like a classic novel, whimsical illustrations, and a two-color design throughout, "Tequila Mockingbird "is a one-of-a-kind cocktail book.
  • AJZQR
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    Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook, breaking bartending down into essential techniques that anyone can understand and then applying them to building the best drinks. Like Ruhlman's Twenty, but for home bar enthusiasts, this book teaches techniques, methods and critical thinking. Sixty recipes demonstrate the concepts covered in the text. From renowned bartender and cocktail brain Jeffrey Morganthaler.