Thursday, October 20, 2011
A couple months ago, I was asked to tend bar at an event. Not that I'm a celebrity or anything like that, I was just asked to tend bar. I told them I gladly would, but I had no idea how to mix any kind of drink.
Recently See Mix Drink came into my life. Where was this book when I needed it?!? See Mix Drink is a simple, well-illustrated guide to creating just about any cocktail you could want. There's also a section devoted to what you need to have a swingin' bar, whether at home or setting up a business. Don't know the difference between a rocks glass and a highball? How about a muddler from a stirring spoon? This guide has you covered!
Perhaps you need to make a liquor store run before a party? See Mix Drink even has a guide to various spirits that includes how it's produced, popular brands, alcohol content and variations of the booze.
And in case you think you can't make mixed drinks at home, you can!! There are very detailed, very visual illustrations that show exactly what you need. Each ingredient is shown in a different color and items like lemons or mint are shown as pictures. So, if you want to make a mojito, there's an illustration of a lime wedge & mint leaves, along with the rum, simple syrup, and club soda. There's also a calorie count, for those trying to watch their waistline.
This is a book that everyone should have on their shelf! I think a lot of bars should have a copy, too.
I received a copy for review. I received no other compensation.