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This easy-to-read, unfussy, hugely informative book is written on the basis there are no rules for concocting sensational drinks and very often the stated ingredients in any recipe can be played around with. Doing so might well produce a betterMoreThis easy-to-read, unfussy, hugely informative book is written on the basis there are no rules for concocting sensational drinks and very often the stated ingredients in any recipe can be played around with. Doing so might well produce a better drink. Have fun, be creative and make your own as well as the ones in this book. You don’t have to be an expert and very many of the drinks can be made in five minutes or less, following the easy step-by-step instructions. Generally you need no other equipment than a blender.And there’s a whole range of different types of drinks, one for every week of the year - to help you choose something right for that special occasion, cure a hangover, act as a tonic, as well as just tickle your taste buds and refresh you.If you are hosting a party or throwing a summer barbeque, taking a drink by the pool or just enjoying a quiet summer day, these recipes are sure to delight all members of the family.But if it’s cold outside this book is also for you. In fact, whatever the weather, whatever the occasion and whatever your mood, you will find the selections here particularly useful. They are arranged in no particular order so this is a book which is great for browsing – and there’s one drink for every week of the year!You will find the ‘talking points’ - in which the author shares information and ideas picked up over a lifetime in the trade - particularly informative and insightful. As are the introductions to famous branded drinks, like Badoit, Malta, Kracherl, L&P, that you may not be familiar with but are likely to find deliciously refreshing, and which can be bought on line. Then there’s those handy hints on how to garnish the drinks and present them looking at their best.Maybe best of all are the insights into some of the world’s most famous bars, restaurants and hotels, where many of these drinks, particularly the cocktails, were first consumed - in places as far flung as Barcelona, Milan, New York, Delhi and Melbourne.Of course, how the bar staff made these delicious drinks is their secret but this book is the next best thing to being there and sampling one yourself, and each recipe has been tried and tested, to provide a source of endless delight for your palate.So next time you find yourself simply reaching for the Koolaid powder, don’t! Here is what you’ve been waiting for if you’re teetotal or just want some heavenly-tasting, health-giving drinks that aren’t going to damage your liver. In fact, far from damaging any part of you, most of them will be of great value to your mind and body. Most of them are ideal for children, too.And if you absolutely can’t do without your alcohol very many of them can be spiced up by a dash of vodka, gin or rum to produce wonderfully inventive cocktails.