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Cocktails For Dummies, Mini Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-04261-8
64 pages
December 2010
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Everything you need to shake, stir, and serve like a pro!

From the classics to today's coolest cocktails, this guide shows you how to mix up whatever concoctions you or your guests might desire. With coverage of the basic tools and detailed illustrations of the glasses you'll need, this book is the perfect entertaining companion.

Open the book and find:

  • Dozens of hip and classy recipes
  • How to set up a bar
  • Ways to slice your garnishes like a pro
  • How to shake a perfect martini
  • Trendy drink details few know
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Table of Contents


Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Chapter 1: Just for Openers: The Right Tools and Glasses.

The Basic Tools.

Wine opener.

Cocktail shaker.


Other tools.


Chapter 2: Methods to the Madness.

Cutting Fruit.

Lemon twists.

Orange slices.

Lime slices.

Lemon and lime wedges.

Pineapple wedges.

Shaking a Drink.

Opening Wine and Champagne Bottles.

Wine bottles.

Champagne and sparkling wine bottles.

Making Simple Syrup.

Chapter 3: Recipes from A to Z.

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Author Information

Ray Foley is the publisher of Bartender magazine. He is also the author of The Ultimate Little Martini Book.
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