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Cocktails: Fancy & Delicious Recipes for all Tastes

By Eliq Maranik

(H.F. Ullmann, 2013)

Cocktails: Fancy and Delicious Recipes for all Tastes

Cocktails: Fancy and Delicious Recipes for all Tastes

What’s summer without cocktails? Well, any time of the year is a good time for a stiff mixed drink, but rising mercury really puts us in the mood for Mojitos and Mai Tais.

If you’re a cocktail aficionado, it’s likely you already know how to mix a stand-up dry Martini. But why not ramp up your bartender repertoire with the creative concoctions in Cocktails – Fancy and Delicious Recipes for all Tastes? From a girly Pink Summer to a manly Hemingway Special or seductive Blackberry Bellini, simple recipes in this new book cover long drinks, short drinks, frozen ones, shooters and more.

We want to try at least ten new ones, including the aforementioned trio. That’s due to the fact that each cocktail is gorgeously photographed, one per page, in mouth-watering beauty. Each drink has a sweet little factoid accompanying the recipe; readers learn, for instance, that the Bronx has been around since 1906, courtesy of the Waldorf Astoria, and which cocktail was Fidel Castro’s fave.

As to writer Eliq Maranik’s credentials for writing about liquor? It’s her first book, but it did win the Gourmand Cookbook Award. And she did a fantastic job of compiling compelling classics with exotic new twists in a delectable and captivating manner. Bottoms up!

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