This book was designed for folks who want to organize a successful and enjoyable cocktail party at home. Part 1 of the book focuses on preparations for the cocktail party, and has a special emphasis on how to prepare splendid cocktails easily and in a professional manner.
If you’re having a tough time deciding how many cocktails to put on your cocktail menu, head over to the section Throwing a Cocktail Party for the First Time. I also have special tips for snacks in the section Don’t Forget How to Serve Snacks.
Information about the right glasses to buy for your home bar can be found in the section Stocking Your Bar With the Right Glasses. You’ll find a list of must-have tools for the bar in the section of the book titled The Mixologist’s Arsenal. For those who are not familiar with the base alcoholic spirits used in cocktail-making, I have created a special section in the book titled An Introduction to Crowd Favorites: Spirits just for the purpose of explaining why specific spirits are used most frequently in cocktails.
When you’re ready to mix your first cocktail, head over to Part 2 of the book, where I’ve prepared dozens of unique and delightful cocktail recipes. In this section of the book, you’ll find cocktail recipes for tequila shots, martinis, Bloody Mary concoctions, and more.
Enjoy the book and welcome to the world of cocktail making!