Cocktails are where drinks get creative. Imagine trying out the cocktails you've only ordered at bars or in restaurants and making them your own. Whether you want to boast a sophisticated gathering before a formal event or invite a few friends over for a casual get-together, there is a cocktail for every occasion. From classics such as martinis and gimlets to more contemporary favourites like the Cosmopolitan, cocktails complement any setting and can set the mood for an evening sheer enjoyment. 500 Cocktails is a comprehensive compendium that will inspire even the most reluctant host to play bartender. If you've always wanted to mix a cocktail at home but don't know where to start, our detailed recipes will guide you with precision, taking the guesswork out of fixing drinks. With tips on everything from preparing the glasses to stirring, shaking, muddling and pouring, 500 Cocktails will ensure success each time. For those looking to expand their repertory, the variations included demonstrate just how easily this can be done. Wendy Sweetser lives in London and contributes regular articles on food, drink to many publications including OK!, The London Magazine, and BBC Good Food. The author of 14 food and drink titles, she trained at the Cordon Bleu Cookery Schools in both London and Paris. Author: Wendy Sweester. Hardback. 288 Pages. Apple Press. Dimensions: 16cm x 16cm.