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Mixology in a minute! This cocktail recipe book from award-winning drink experts offers 60 delicious cocktails you can create in 60 seconds or less. Whether you have classic or adventurous taste, this guide to easy cocktail creation is the perfect addition to your home bar. The recipes include original drinks as well as tasty twists on the classics.
Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley prove that mixing cocktails at home doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated; it’s fun, simple, and affordable! Featuring 60 cocktails that utilize a variety of spirits—including tequila, gin, rum, whiskey, vodka, and more—this recipe book is divided into three sections:
- No Shake, Sherlock: The easiest to make, using standard spirits and mixers. Includes a Simple Paloma, a Sloe Gin & Soda, a Douro Spritz, and the Berliner, made with wheat beer.
- Shake It Up: Slightly more complex drinks requiring a quick shake or a stir. Includes a Bellini, a Firecracker Margarita, a Wonder Mint Julep, and a new Classic Sour.
- Magnificent Mixes: Specialty cocktails requiring a little more prep or an unusual ingredient. Includes the Best Ever Piña Colada, an Elderflower Gimlet, and the Sazerac.
About the Author
Joel Harrison is a multi-award winning drinks writer and presenter who specializes in fine spirits and cocktails. His work has been published in over 20 countries, across 17 different languages.
Neil Ridley is an award-winning professional drinks writer and presenter with over 15 years experience. He has authored and co-authored over a dozen books on spirits and cocktails and hosted hundreds of events in over 20 countries around the world.
"Get ready to wow your guests with classic cocktails and contemporary innovations, all shaken, stirred, or otherwise concocted in around a minute....Each recipe includes recommendations for which glasses, garnishes, equipment, and ice that you’ll need, so that by the time five o’clock rolls around, you’ll be ready to shake (or stir!) your way toward cocktail-hour style. Such attributes add up to near instant success, making 60-Second Cocktails an inviting, invaluable guide for home bartenders."
– Foreword Reviews
"Minimalist drinkers will appreciate the quick-and-easy cocktail recipes from drinks writers Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley, organized by how much effort or the number of ingredients you want to devote to each tasty endeavor."
"As breezy as the title promises, this book reminds that cocktails don’t have to be insanely complicated."
"British drinks writers Harrison and Ridley offer snappy libations for home mixologists in this spirited guide to the art of easy-to-assemble cocktails....For speedy, delicious, and stylish cocktails, these colorful options deserve three cheers."
– Publishers Weekly
"A refreshing change of pace from books that call for ever-more-elaborate lists of specialty ingredients and pro-level techniques, this is the one to give the friend who has neither the time nor the attention span for fussy cocktails. It’s also great for beginners."
"With 60-Second Cocktails, noted British booze writers Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley are trimming most of the pain from amateur mixology....No matter what page you turn to, you’re guaranteed easy-to-follow infographics on how to artfully assemble your creations."