Cocktails: Over 200 Classic and Modern Cocktail Recipes by Hamlyn Staff, Nikoli
What's your pleasure? Step up to bar and mix it up yourself! Whether you're looking for a cocktail to get the party hopping (try blue champagne), something exotic and tropical to enjoy on a hot day (like a luscious piña colada), or a cool classic (give a Mexican Martini a shot), these are the most perfect rum, gin, vodka, and tequila drinks ever. Crave something creamy? Have a rich Silk Stocking: it contains a succulent combination of chocolate, tequila, white Crème de Cacao, single cream, grenadine, and ice. Shake it and strain it into a chilled glass. Take the "Orange Blossom" special: it's quite a tasty trip, thanks to the blend of gin, sweet vermouth, and fresh juice. Of course, there are also a variety of daiquiris (plain, banana, apricot, coconut, strawberry, melon, and frozen pineapple), fruity zombies, punches and fizzers, and margaritas. You'll learn all about the basic equipment you need to prepare these treats (blender, shaker, and glass), the importance of ice, and how to make sugar syrup to sweeten your concoction. Delicious-looking color photos will tempt you, and there are lots of fun facts about the history of these drinks, too!