Published by: Ryland Peters & Small; 1st edition (August 31, 2000)
Delicious, glamorous, even slightly decadent-- cocktails are back in vogue. Whether you want to throw a great party of spice up an ordinary evening with a special drink, Cool cocktails will provide all the inspiration you need. Ben Reed, London's hippest, hottest mixologist, offers a delicious range of recipes for almost 100 classic and contemporary cocktails(arranged by spirit), as well as practical advice on equipment and glasses. Why not start the evening with a classic apertif--a dry Martini, a sparkling Bellini, or an ice-cold Margarita? Of if you want to surprise your guests with something a little more adventurous, then mix up one of Ben's great original creations--a Bramble, a Cranilla Martini, or a Purple Haze. With stunning photography by William Lingwood and Ben's wise and witty words, Cool Cocktails will have you reaching for the crushed ice and cocktail shaker on a regular basis. For those moments when you want the taste without the alcohol, there is a selection of delectable non-alcoholic cocktails, including a Shirley Temple and a Pussyfoot. And for the die-hard party goer, Ben recommends several much-needed hangover cures, such as Prairie Oyster and a Corpse Reviver.