The Pocket Book of Cocktails
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.