The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink ($8 and up @ Amazon.com) Learn to mix up a year's worth of outstanding drinks that includes both classic recipes and something you'd expect a dude who labels himself a "mixologist" to make. Even better, the book shows you how to do it with minimal ingredients that won't bust your budget. Also Read: These Books Belong In Your Bathroom You can also use the book to jumpstart your home bar and tips for how to keep the liquor cabinet stocked on the cheap (without the booze tasting cheap). Hence the name, The 12 Bottle Bar. The book features excellent organization and side notes about the cocktails. One of the favorite cocktails of this book would be the Brandy Milk Punch. It has an alluring description. However, if that does not fit with the party theme, you can also check out the "Drink by Theme" section. This book is the perfect cookbook for hosting unique cocktail parties. Other cool features include advice for organization, notes on cocktails and their recipes (The "Drink by Theme" section is particularly helpful, especially when you're having guests over (read: women).
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