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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AOPLY
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    Gin & tonic, the drink of the eighties, is more fashionable than ever before. Bars, clubs, gin menus in restaurants - gin is everywhere. This beautifully compiled book is an essential guide for gin lovers in search of their own original take on this wonderfully complex drink. Richly illustrated, it covers the history of gin, the gin families with their distinct characteristics and distilled flavours, and the exciting, more recent developments in the marketing, the bottling and packaging of gin which is increasingly quirky, artistic and original. There is an overview of some of the smartest places to drink and discover a world of gin; hip and very cool. Beyond 'ice and a slice', how do you put together the perfect gin and tonic, from the amazing array of new infusions? What are the flavours and textures in food that best accompany this very particular drink? With foodpairing ideas and recipes to create at home...find your favourite glass, crack the ice and indulge! The perfect accompaniment to the booming "ginterest," this new edition includes a section on foodpairing (with new recipes!) with gin, and an overview of the most famous gin bars across the globe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AFPHB
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    Cocktails are sophisticated and appealing to the eye and a tasty and superbly stylish beverage. The cocktail recipe collection comes with a spiral flip top for ease of use. From classic cocktails to recent innovations, this comprehensive reference contains easy-to-follow recipes for more than 300 drinks that will make you the toast of any party. Also included are handy tips on setting up your bar and buying the right liqueur and supplies; all the techniques for mixing cocktails; a glossary of liquor types; professional tricks and shortcuts; recipes for delicious non-alcoholic drinks and much more.
  • AFGAC
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    Whether you're planning a lavish party or just indulging in a nightcap - the Classic Cocktail Bible gives you a range of inspirations to create the exotic and the timeless. Cocktails are soaring in popularity as the nation's tastes grow more sophisticated and people are thirsty for new flavours and experiences. Beautifully illustrated with mouth-watering full colour photography, the book includes long and short drinks, still and sparkling, fruity and refreshing as well as creamy and indulgent - you'll never tire of trying the new and classic concoctions. Includes 200 cocktails including all the classics alongside modern day twists, plus details on the spirits and their partners. Each spirit is thoroughly explained to give you advice on selecting what to buy and perfecting its accompaniments. There's also a selection of fantastic insider tips, a full glossary of terms and step-by-step guides to mastering different techniques. A history of the evolution and culture of cocktails immerses you in a more glamorous era and the Classic Cocktail Bible allows you to taste it for yourself.
  • ALSGT
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    Move over, Mother Goose. Congratulations, and welcome to parenthood! Babies are a miracle, but even miracles poop. A lot. Thank goodness she's got your twinkling eyes, he's got your perfect nose, and we've got your aching back. Welcome to Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist--the ultimate gift for new parents everywhere. Featuring 20 classic nursery rhymes with a decidedly grown-up twist, it's time to lose the rattle, pick up a shaker, and throw yourself an extremely quiet party. Especially if you've finally gotten the baby to sleep, which is always worth toasting to. Drinks include: --Eeny, Martini, Miny, Mo --Jack and Coke (and Jill) --Ring Around the Rose --Old MacDonald Had a Flask --Baa, Baa, Black Russian --and more!
  • AIWQO
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    This title covers everything from the Singapore Sling and the Cosmopolitan to the Martini, with 565 drinks, juices and smoothies shown in more than 1000 photographs. It is a complete guide to making 565 cocktails, juices and smoothies using spirits, liqueurs, wine, beer, mixers, fruits, vegetables, milk, cream and ice cream. It includes all-time classics such as the Gin Sling, Screwdriver and Buck's Fizz, more unusual drinks such as the Barbarella, Blue Hawaiian and Loch Ness, and luxurious juices and smoothies such as the Humzinger, Iced Mango Lassi and Purple Haze. It features an illustrated directory of all the basic types of alcohol and mixers available, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a guide to cocktail-making equipment, glasses and garnishes. It includes a useful glossary of drinks terminology to help you tell the difference between a julep and a smash, a fizz and a frappe, a cup and a punch. This authoritative reference is an essential guide to cocktails, juices and smoothies, and how to mix them. It contains an overview of the different types of alcohol and mixers available: spirits such as gin, vodka and rum; liqueurs such as amaretto, Tia Maria and Chartreuse; wine, champagne and fortified wines; beer and cider; and syrups, coffee and chocolate. It includes classic cocktails going back to the America of the 19th century, drinks from the great jazz era of the 1920s, famous blends that were revived in the 1980s, and the brand-new beverages being drunk in the trendsetting bars of today. Every drink you've ever wanted to try is in this exciting volume.
  • AJZUL
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    Swap the drab for the dazzle with this concoction of devilishly moreish recipes and nifty tips that will equip you with everything you need to put the party back into cocktail. Shaken or tirred, flaming or fizzy, let the cocktail, whichever way you like it, be a part of any sparkling occasion.