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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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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.

  • LBCB

    Craft Beer (Paperback)

    Dominic Roskrow

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    This handy little book is the perfect introduction to Craft Beer, covering its fascinating history, revealing how it's made and detailing over 100 of the world's top craft beers!

    Featuring the major UK, US, and European micro-breweries, this book explains how they are keeping up with the current craft beer boom and its surge in demand.
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    • £2.99
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  • CACC

    Classic & Contemporary Cocktails (Hardback)

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    This Book People exclusive contains a collection of classic and contemporary cocktails for you to enjoy and entertain guests with.

    The beautifully presented recipes are separated into chapters based around gin, whisky, vodka and Prosecco and there is even advice on the best glassware and mixing techniques to use.

    This bright and bold book is perfect for anyone who wants to try their hand at (or be inspired when choosing at a bar!) creating their favourite drinks at home.
    • £4.99
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  • AG1083

    Bartender's Guide to Gin (Hardback)

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    This book about gin will make you grin. Chin, chin!

    Gin is a hugely popular drink in both classic and modern guises and this expert guide reveals all the equipment needed to make a delicious flavour combination.

    From gin sling and an Alabama slammer to magnolia blossom and bloodhound and matcha green tea cocktail, there are recipes to try. This book also looks over the colourful history of the drink.
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  • SECO

    Prosecco Made Me Do It (Hardback)

    Amy Zavatto

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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?
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    Cocktails Step By Step (Other)

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    Master the magic skill of mixology and craft cocktails with this essential book.

    It reveals all the necessary skills you need to become the next Tom Cruise and has full-colour illustrations to guide you through every stage of the process.

    This book contains a combination of classic recipes featuring vodka, tequila, whisky, gin and wine and tipples to top off any occasion. It also shows you how to perform some show-stopping tricks.
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  • LBGI

    Gin (Paperback)

    Dominic Roskrow

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    This handy little Collins guide has everything you need to know about gin! From its fascinating history to how it's made, this up-to-date book covers Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, City of London, Dingle, Edinburgh, Gordon's, Liverpool, Portsmouth and much more.

    It includes information up to the present day, as it explores the current gin boom and how we are coping with the high demand in distilleries.
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  • CLBW

    Whisky (Paperback)

    Dominic Roskrow

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    A little book that shines a light on 100 of Scotland's best malt whiskies.

    It includes illustrations and details of each whisky's taste and distillery and ranges from single malts and deluxe whiskies. It's so up to date it even includes new distilleries that are yet to bottle any spirits or establish a core product.
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  • CIDE

    Ciderology (Hardback)

    Gabe Cook

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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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  • GPUB

    The Good Pub Guide 2019 (Paperback)

    Fiona Stapley

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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.
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  • WHSK

    Whiskypedia (Paperback)

    Charles MacLean

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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.
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  • TQLA

    Tequila Made Me Do It (Hardback)

    Ruby Taylor

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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!
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  • RMTT

    101 Rums to Try Before You Die (Hardback)

    Ian Buxton

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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.
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  • RSEC

    Rose Cocktails (Hardback)

    Julia Charles

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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.
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  • CBRR

    The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution (Hardback)

    Tristan Stephenson

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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.
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    TNIC

    Tonics & Teas (Hardback)

    Rachel De Thample

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    Give your body a healthy boost with Rachel de Thample's Tonics & Teas: Traditional and Modern Remedies that Make You Feel Amazing.

    This tea-riffic book shows how what you drink can have huge benefits to your health and body. It combines ancient drinks and traditional remedies and even has tips on how you can build them into your busy lifestyle.

    Organised into three chapters, she covers tonics such as dairy keifr, beet kvass, nettle tonic and ginger shots; teas such as grasshopper tea, spice route tea, Armenian herbal tea and Afghan pin chai, plus delicious and beneficial drinks such as elderflower cordial, amazake and kombucha.
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    Chasing the Dram (Hardback)

    Rachel L. McCormack

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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.
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    The Curious Bartender (Hardback)

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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.
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  • BYXUD

    Tea-Vitalize - Cold-Brew Teas and Herbal Infusions to Refresh and Rejuvenate (Paperback)

    Mimi Kirk

    Black, green, white and oolong teas, as well as herbal infusions, have numerous health benefits. Infused with fresh, vitamin-rich fruits, they become a delicious way to increase your liquid consumption. Cold brewing tea, according to Mimi Kirk, is the best way to achieve a smooth taste and extract the antioxidants and other benefits from the tea. For cold days or when you're under the weather, her hot water infusions will warm and soothe. Kirk shares 70 recipes including: Black Cold Brew Tea + Blackberries, Green Cold Brew Tea + Lavender + Lemon and Rosemary Hot Water Infusion + Strawberries. With gorgeous photography, Tea-Vitalize gives information about the health properties of each ingredient.
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  • BYVFG

    Infused Waters (Hardback)

    Georgina Davies

    We all know we should drink more water - sales of reusable water bottles have soared as we seek to cut down on our plastic and maintain maximum hydration. But it isn't the most inspiring of drinks - until now. Infused Waters offers 50 beautiful, healthy drinks that will help you get through the day's challenges. At home or on the go, absorb nature's health-enhancing vitamins, antioxidants and minerals while increasing your daily water intake. With drinks designed for whether you want an reviving lift, a relaxing sip or a restorative burst of hydration, through these imaginative fruit infusions, herbal waters and spicy blends, you'll find ways of adding a pretty health boost to your dining table or office bottle - and fruity and floral fragrance and delights to the dullest of drinks.
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  • BYHJA

    Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? (Paperback)

    Sam Slaughter

    A nostalgic cocktail gift book with recipes for recreating adult versions of your favorite `90s childhood drinks from Yoo-hoo to Hi-C to Ssips Iced Tea. `90s nostalgia in a glass! Grown-Up Drinks is a tongue in cheek cocktail book for the former `90s kid and those just discovering how cool old-school Nickelodeon and Delia*s once were. With recipes for alcoholic versions of childhood favorites like Ecto-Cooler and Mondo as well as creative pop-culture inspired originals like the Rum and Stimpy and Semi-Warmed Kind of Cider, this is a clever concept that's fully on trend. A perfectly giftable mix of humor, nostalgia, and tasty recipes.
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  • BYIOQ

    Booze Basics (Hardback)

    Emily Miles

    Booze Basics will provide the tips, tricks and tools to ensure you know what you're doing when it comes to drink. The pursuit of quality over quantity is at the heart of drinking well-and it's easier than you think. This practical guide will explain how to differentiate between quality booze and cheap rubbish, helping you to see alcohol as more than just a tool to get you drunk. So leave behind the hangovers, the drunken regrets, the "what happened last nights," and embrace the world of thinking drinking - it's the fun side of booze without the downsides.
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  • BYMNA

    Waugh on Wine (Paperback)

    Auberon Waugh

    First published in 1987 and long out of print, this collection of Auberon Waugh's writings while wine correspondent at various times for Tatler, the Spectator and Harper's and Queen is now considered a classic text by a new generation of wine writers and connoisseurs. Waugh On Wine is riddled with his legendary wit: `...hosts that skimp on their wine should be exposed, ridiculed and humiliated'. On aperitifs he wrote, `The general effect of cocktails is to anesthetise the brain, drive out the worries and preoccupations of the day and prepare men and women for each other's company.' On smoking cannabis: `For those readers that are still old-fashioned enough to smoke pot, the only wine I ever found that went well with it was Deinhart's Hochheimer Konigin Victoria Beng Riesling Kabinett.' The best way to enjoy this cornucopia of delight is to settle into a comfy chair, pour a glass of your favourite vintage and enjoy a master stylist at the top of his game.
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  • BXYCT

    Tasting the Past (Paperback)

    Kevin Begos

    "A vintner's blend of science, history, travel, and tantalizing drink recommendations." --Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist In search of a mysterious wine he once tasted in a hotel room minibar, journalist Kevin Begos travels along the original wine routes--from the Caucasus Mountains, where wine grapes were first domesticated eight thousand years ago, crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, and then America--and unearths a whole world of forgotten grapes, each with distinctive tastes and aromas. We meet the scientists who are decoding the DNA of wine grapes, and the historians who are searching for ancient vineyards and the flavors cultivated there. Begos discovers wines that go far beyond the bottles of Chardonnay and Merlot found in most stores and restaurants, and he offers suggestions for wines that are at once ancient and new.
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    Infused (Hardback)

    Henrietta Lovell

    Henrietta Lovell is best known as 'The Rare Tea Lady'. She is on a mission to revolutionise the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in the Wuyi-Shan to source the world's most extraordinary teas. Infused invites us to discover these remarkable places, introducing us to the individual growers and household name chefs Lovell has met along the way - and reveals the true pleasures of tea. The result is a delicious infusion of travel writing, memoir, recipes, and glorious photography, all written with Lovell's unique charm and wit.
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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.