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Whether you need cocktail books for your next party, or smoothie books to help you and your family embrace a healthy lifestyle, our great value range of drink recipe books has something for all tastes.

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  • Tequila Made Me Do It

    Ruby Taylor

    Product Code: TQLA
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    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!
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  • Rose Cocktails

    Julia Charles

    Product Code: RSEC
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
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  • Ciderology

    Gabe Cook

    Product Code: CIDE
    Hardback
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    Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist, shares his knowledge and passion for all ciders in this fascinating compendium.

    He provides an essential history of the drink and its production processes and offers up tasting notes on some of his favourites. He also reveals recipes incorporating the tasty tipple amidst a wealth of anecdotes.

    Cider connoisseurs will love this book which tells them everything there is to know about cider.
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  • 101 Rums to Try Before You Die

    Ian Buxton

    Product Code: RMTT
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
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  • The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution

    Tristan Stephenson

    Product Code: CBRR
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
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  • Pint to Pint

    The Telegraph

    Product Code: PTPT
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Inspired by the popular column in the Daily Telegraph, this book provides an authentic and personal guide to Britain's best boozers.

    Focusing on 'proper' pubs that focus on the beer and conversation rather than loud music, the easy-to-dip-into book explains why each one will deserve a special place in your heart.

    Whether it's a beer garden for the summer or a roaring fire for the winter, the book celebrates the true character of pubs and explains what distinguishes them from the corporate chains.
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  • Gin Made Me Do It

    Jassy Davis

    Product Code: BTVAS
    Hardback
    2016 was officially the "year of gin" in the UK, with sales topping GBP1 billion! The brilliantly botanical spirit is much more than tonic's sidekick, it's sophisticatedly sippable, and adds depth and flavour to any drink. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a host of cocktails from the classic to the cutting edge, and showcase the versatile potential of gin. In Gin Made Me Do It, gin aficionado and cocktail maven Jassy Davis explains everything you need to know: how to choose the perfect blend, mix the ultimate martini, and deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion. From the perfect G&T and updates on classics like the Aviator and the Vesper, to a wide range of herbaceous cocktails, the recipes in this book are fresh, flavourful, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends-or yourself!
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  • Gin Tonica

    David T. Smith

    Product Code: BGNRP
    Hardback
    Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished `gin tonica' Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm. Spaniards love their gin and tonics. In Spain, the bartender doesn't ask you what you want to drink, he asks you how you want your gin and tonic prepared. This simplest of drinks - just gin, tonic, ice and a garnish - is now considered the national drink of Spain. The trend started in the north of Spain, in Basque country, where you can walk into a bar and upon ordering you are presented with a cart teeming with gin and tonic options to create your very own bespoke drink. A beautiful cocktail with a variety of herb and flower garnishes, a Spanish-style gin and tonic or `gin tonica', is made with a premium gin and the best quality tonic water, combined with bitters and various herbs, spices, flowers and fruits that will complement the botanicals of a specific gin. It is served over ice in an oversized balloon glass - the idea being that the shape enables the drinker to enjoy all the lovely aromas their drink gives off. For a cocktail with only two ingredients, the flavour potential is staggering! Making a gin tonica is an intricate process, sometimes taking a barman as long as 15 minutes to deliver the ideal drink. The ice has to be dense so that it melts slowly, the glass might be spritzed with a fine layer of citrus oil, chilled to perfection, with the tonic poured in delicately. No detail is ignored, the wait is part of the experience, and the result is absolutely delicious. Attention to detail and respect for the classic is what truly elevates the Spanish gin tonica above all others. With more gin brands and styles of tonic available than ever before, and 40 inspired recipes here to try at home, there has never been a better time to discover the joy of the gin tonica - saludos!
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  • 200 Juices & Smoothies

    Product Code: AUDFZ
    Paperback
    Drinking daily juices and smoothies is a great way to get all the vitamins and nutrients you need to maintain a balanced diet, as well as being an easy and delicious way to keep hunger at bay. Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Juices & Smoothies gives you a huge choice of quick, simple recipes that use all your favourite fruits and vegetables to ensure that your diet will never get dull! Every mouthwatering recipe is accompanied by fantastic colour photography, and it's all bound in a handy format, making this great-value book ideal for all! Check out some of the other titles in the series: 200 5:2 Diet Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63347-1) 200 Cakes & Bakes (ISBN 978-0-600-63329-7) 200 Family Slow Cooker Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63057-9) 200 Halogen Oven Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63344-0) 200 One Pot Meals (ISBN 978-0-600-63339-6) 200 Pasta Dishes (ISBN 978-0-600-63334-1) 200 Super Soups (ISBN 978-0-600-63343-3) 200 Veggie Feasts (ISBN 978-0-600-63337-2) 200 Barbecue Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63332-7) 200 Cupcakes (ISBN 978-0-600-63335-8) 200 Gluten-Free Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63342-6) 200 Slow Cooker Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63349-5) 200 Student Meals (ISBN 978-0-600-63340-2) 200 Super Salads (ISBN 978-0-600-63348-8) 200 Thai Favourites (ISBN 978-0-600-63346-4)
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  • Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary

    Lottie Muir (Greene & Heaton L

    Product Code: CCDJR
    Hardback
    Learn how to make exquisite home-grown cocktails with this winner of the Best Debut Drink Book prize at the Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards. Lottie Muir is the creator of the Midnight Apothecary pop-up cocktail bar, set in a roof garden in the heart of London, where she also grows many of the ingredients for her mixes. Moving from flowerbed to bar, she rustles up seasonal plant-powered cocktails, made with the harvest from her garden and from foraging trips. Starting with The Cocktail Cabinet, Lottie explains both gardening and cocktail-making basics. She tells you what botanicals you will need year-round, including edible flowers, and gives tips on getting the best from your growing space, as well as advice on foraging beyond your back garden. She also introduces you to basic equipment and techniques for making infusions and syrups as well as cocktails, and suggests garnishes. Then, in The Cocktail Elements, discover how to make a wide range of infusions, syrups, liqueurs and bitters to use in the recipes for Garden Cocktails, Foraged Cocktails, and Mocktails and Restorative Cocktails. With delicious drinks such as the gorgeous Gorse Collins, Wild Cherry Rye Manhattan and a Lavender Bee's Knees, you will appreciate the flavours of the garden and the wild, with the kick of a cocktail.
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  • The Alcohol Experiment

    Annie Grace

    Product Code: CCYAX
    Paperback
    From the bestselling author of This Naked Mind It's YOUR body It's YOUR mind It's YOUR choice There are a million reasons to drink. It tastes great. You feel alive. It helps you relax. But are you really in control? The Alcohol Experiment shows a new way of thinking and offers a 30-day programme with a difference. It asks you to look closer at why you drink, what you get out of it and whether it's really the alcohol that's giving you what you want. From the bestselling author of This Naked Mind, Annie Grace gives you the tools to take control of your drinking for good.
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  • Gin Rummy

    Emma Stokes

    Product Code: CCMQX
    Other
    This beautifully illustrated deck of playing cards is perfect for round after round of gin or Gin Rummy - or any other card game. Featuring illustrations of 40 gins from around the world, plus 12 gin-based cocktails, the deck is accompanied by a booklet giving detailed background to the world's favourite juniper-based spirit, the 40 gins themselves and recipes for all the cocktails. Perfect for a hand of cards or a handy refresher on how to mix a Tom Collins or Twisted Gin Fizz.
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  • Little Book of Whiskey

    Lynda Balslev

    Product Code: CBQQE
    Hardback
    A stylish giftbook exploring the traditional origins and modern trends of whiskey, with 25 food and cocktail recipes. The Little Book of Whiskey is a boozy gift book in the vein of The Little Pink Book of Rose, Prosecco Made Me Do It, Gin Made Me Do It, and Tequila Made Me Do It. It's a broad, fun overview of a classic spirit that's experienced renewed popularity-making it a great gift for anyone interested in whiskey. The Little Book of Whiskey includes the drink's origins and history, how it's made, its different variations, how to drink it, contemporary trends, food and drink recipes, and hospitality tips.
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  • 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (Revised and Updated)

    Ian Buxton

    Product Code: BZPGU
    Hardback
    Fourth edition, fully revised and updated. 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from Canada, India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!
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  • The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

    Annie Gray

    Product Code: BZPOJ
    Hardback
    In official partnership with Downton Abbey and with 50 stunning photographs featuring stills from across the series and right up to the latest film release, this collection of 70 delicious cocktail recipes is a lavish toast to the glamorous world of the Crawleys. With a foreword by Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey, and an introduction by food historian Annie Gray, this curated selection of recipes spans the world of Downton, from drawing-room party drinks to downstairs hangover cures and more. In addition to classic concoctions like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch and Ginger Beer, this collection features character-specific twists such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attache, The Valet and The Chauffeur. Photographed using the original lead crystal used on set, each cocktail is guaranteed to raise your spirits, whether by channeling the verve of Lady Mary, the wit of Violet Crawley or the plain speaking of Mrs Patmore. With a brief history of each drink and peppered with quotes from Downton characters, the recipes are organized by the places the drinks were served: The library (stirred drinks and after-dinner drinks) The grounds (refreshing drinks) The great hall (party drinks) The drawing room (pre-dinner drinks and hangover helpers) The village (everyday drinks) With these cocktails, relish the rich traditions and flavours of Downton Abbey without end.
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  • CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2020

    CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale

    Product Code: BZMMO
    Paperback
    The beer-lovers' bible is fully revised and updated each year to feature recommended pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. The GBG is completely independent, with listings based entirely on evaluation by CAMRA members. The unique breweries section lists every brewery - micro, regional and national - that produces real ale in the UK, and their beers. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. This is the complete book for beer lovers and for anyone wanting to experience the UK's finest pubs.
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  • The Complete Whiskey Course

    Robin Robinson

    Product Code: CBKPX
    Hardback
    This is the definitive book on understanding and appreciating the world of whiskey. Renowned whiskey educator, Robin Robinson, demystifies the "water of life" in a definitive, heavily illustrated tome designed to take readers on a global tour of the ever-expanding world of whiskey. Across ten robust "classes" ,Robinson explains whiskey history, how it defined the way whiskey is made in different countries and regions, the myriad styles, how ageing and finishing works and the basics of "nosing" and tasting whiskey. In chapters dedicated to American whiskey (including bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye), American Craft whiskey, Scotch, Irish, Canadian, Japanese and world whiskies, Robinson presents the best offerings from new and historic producers, how to choose among them and how to build a collection of your own. Each "class" is a journey into a country's whiskies and makers, including recommended bottles and styles, as well as insider information on how distilleries make their unique offerings. Each chapter includes themed tastings organised by bargain, value, special occasion and splurge price categories. This thoroughly up-to-date and wide-ranging guide also offers helpful recommendations on how to lead your own tasting, a glossary of terms, food pairings and tips on everything from glassware to whiskey festivals and how to read a label.
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  • Spirited

    Signe Johansen

    Product Code: CBIAI
    Hardback
    Featuring 50 cocktails, cordials and more, this is a flavour-focused drinks book with a feminist angle that opens up the 'boys club' world of serious cocktails, from bestselling food author and long-time whisky enthusiast, Signe Johansen. Spirited brings together fifty well-crafted cocktail recipes, all fuelled by a cook's palate and a love of creative ingredients. The recipes play with a wide range of flavours such as fresh, floral, herbal and spicy notes and encourage you to think like a cook not a bartender. With chapters on drambling (the joy of winter walks and whisky), creative and delicious drinks to serve at gatherings, warming nightcaps and non-alcoholic 'soothies' to calm an ailing spirit, there is a tipple here for every occasion. There is also a collection of recipes called Cupboard Cocktails - made from staple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen - and more ambitious weekend projects for gifts or special occasions. Spirited is a refreshing departure from earnest mixologists writing about the 'art of the cocktail' - books often written by men, for men. Instead, Signe opens the field for everyone and celebrates the convivial and social experience of healthy hedonism and raising a glass together. This is a warm and inclusive companion to the subject, packed with trade secrets, delicious recipes and fascinating insight into the world of drinks.
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  • The Little Book of Rum Tips

    Andrew Langley

    Product Code: BZJDV
    Hardback
    Packed with straightforward advice from how to pour and store rum to how to mix and match it with food, this ingenious little book will help maximise your appreciation of the drink you love. Uncover a range of rum cocktails, from Pina Colada or Cuba Libre to Dark 'n Stormy and the infamous Hurricane, guaranteed to impress your friends and family. Sup the wisdom of The Little Book of Rum Tips.
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  • Bar Cart Style

    Ryland Peters & Small

    Product Code: CAXKP
    Hardback
    Serve drinks at home in style and bring the party to your guests from one of 12 beautifully themed and stylishly stocked bar carts. What's a party without a well-stocked (not to mention super-stylish) bar? Drinks trolleys are making a comeback, with an upsurge in those of us taking pride in entertaining at home. Originally the epitome of domestic style and taste in the 50s and 60s, retro TV series like Mad Men have left people aching for the glamour of a bygone era, and something unusual for the home. And mobile furniture on the whole is proving popular too: if you're not a fan of the retro style, you might also be taken by the adaptability of some styles of cart as a vital bit of extra storage in a small living space.Gaze upon luxurious marble and smoked glass carts that hark back to the Art Deco era and the golden age of cocktails; edgy tubular metal trolleys that scream 80s utility style; chic Scandinavian stained wood for pared-back parties; mid-century walnut-veneer and brass straight out of Don Draper's office and even folding 1960s aluminium tea-lady trolleys can make quite the style statement. With shelves to store bottles and glassware and a top the ideal height for mixing drinks, each style of cart or trolley lends itself to a carefully curated display of stock. Choose your craft spirits, glassware, shakers, stirrers and other cocktail kit from the wide range now on offer and create not just a practical serving station but a super-stylish addition to any interior.
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  • The Whisky Dictionary

    Ian Wisniewski

    Product Code: BZBLY
    Hardback
    This is the drinker's guide to every aspect of whisky, from Scotch to Japanese, rye to bourbon and beyond. With hundreds of entries covering everything from history, ingredients and distilling techniques to flavour notes, cocktails and the many varieties of whisky from all around the world, renowned whisky expert Ian Wisniewski explores and unlocks the wonderful world of a drink like no other. Entries include... Ageing Process Bourbon Craft Movement Fermentation Flavour Compounds Irish Whiskey Japanese Whiskey Master Distiller Old Fashioned Organic Whisky Prohibition Tasting Techniques Wine Casks ...and many more.
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  • The Beer Bucket List

    Mark Dredge

    Product Code: BYZLD
    Hardback
    Join award-winning beer writer Mark Dredge on his search for the world's best beer adventures and experiences. This collection of over 150 unmissable beer experiences features the world's greatest beers, bars, breweries and events: it's the ultimate bucket list for every beer lover. Combining travel, city guides, food and history, The Beer Bucket List takes you around the globe, via traditional old British pubs, quirky Belgian bars, brilliant Bavarian brauhauses, spots to enjoy delicious food and beer, the hop gardens of New Zealand, Southeast Asia's buzzing streets, amazing beer festivals, unique beer styles, pioneering breweries and the best new craft brewers. This is any beer lover's must-read book about the most essential beer experiences on the planet.
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  • Halliday Wine Companion 2020

    James Halliday

    Product Code: BYWDR
    Paperback
    Halliday Wine Companion is recognized as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The 2020 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes with points, price, value symbol and advice on best-by drinking, as well as each wine's closure and alcohol content. He provides information about wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details.
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  • Whisky Island

    Andrew Jefford

    Product Code: BXKPZ
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    This is a reissue edition of the previously published title Peat Smoke and Spirit (9780747245780), published in 2005. 'This is not simply an appreciation of whisky, but a voyage into the history and geography of a tiny Scottish island' Daily Mail Those who discover malt whisky quickly learn that the malts made on the Isle of Islay are some of the wildest and most characterful in the malt-whisky spectrum. In Whisky Island, Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to the beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island revealed through intimate descriptions of the austerely beautiful and remote countryside. Interleaved through these different narrative strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories of the notable men and women who have played such a integral part in their creation.
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Perfect party drinks

We have a selection of fantastic cocktail books that’ll help you mix up a great set of drinks at your next party, BBQ or just as a treat for yourself and your loved ones! You’ll learn all of the tricks of the trade as you become your very own bartender, with skills that are sure to impress.

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