Cocktails for a Crowd: More than 40 Recipes for Making Popular Drinks in Party-Pleasing Batches

Cocktails for a Crowd: More than 40 Recipes for Making Popular Drinks in Party-Pleasing Batches

by Kara Newman
     
 

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In this tasty little volume, wine and spirits expert Kara Newman offers 42 fail-safe recipes for making great cocktails in batches, proving that no host need ever spend the evening trapped behind the bar. With advice on measuring and conversion techniques, helpful hints on balancing flavors, and plenty of tips for preparing ahead of time, the delights of drinks… See more details below

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In this tasty little volume, wine and spirits expert Kara Newman offers 42 fail-safe recipes for making great cocktails in batches, proving that no host need ever spend the evening trapped behind the bar. With advice on measuring and conversion techniques, helpful hints on balancing flavors, and plenty of tips for preparing ahead of time, the delights of drinks usually prepared individually are easily duplicated on a larger scale. Enriched with 24 color photographs, this useful book makes a winning gift for summer entertaining.

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From the Publisher
"There's nothing worse than being stuck behind the bar at your own party making drink after drink after drink. In Cocktails for a Crowd Kara Newman has done the hard work of scaling up your favorite punches, tropical drinks, and classic tipples. But she knows a drink's allure is more than just liquor, which is why she offers infusion ideas, garnishing tips, and mixology techniques to craft potent potables for a multitude. Let the party begin." - David Leite, publisher of Leite's Culinaria
Library Journal
Spirits editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine and author Newman (Spice & Ice) shares expert advice for preparing large batches of great cocktails, presenting over 40 recipes and preparation tips from experienced bartenders. For party hosts who prefer to socialize with guests rather than mix drinks all night, this book provides an index of drinks suitable for large batches (punches, pitcher drinks, tiki & tropical drinks, cool & classic drinks) and conveniently offers lessons in balancing flavors, measuring techniques, and presentation ideas. Several pages dedicated to homemade garnishes, sweetening syrups, and specialty ice help elevate recipes to the next level. VERDICT While a few of the plan-ahead tricks might be common sense to some readers, the majority of advice in this user-friendly book will be extremely helpful to the novice bartender.—Laura Snavely, Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452109497
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
05/14/2013
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
895,008
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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