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2016 was officially the year of gin in the UK, with sales topping £1 billion! The brilliantly botanical spirit is much more than tonics sidekick, its sophisticatedly sippable, and adds depth and flavour to any drink.This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a host of cocktails from the classic to the cutting edge, and showcase the versatile potential of gin.In Gin Made Me Do It, gin aficionado and cocktail maven Jassy Davis explains everything you need to know: how to choose the perfect blend, mix the ultimate martini, and deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion.From the perfect G&T and updates on classics like the Aviator and the Vesper, to a wide range of herbaceous cocktails, the recipes in this book are fresh, flavourful, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends?or yourself!
In Green Kitchen Smoothies, bestselling authors and bloggers David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl share their favourite smoothie recipes, as well as some exciting ideas that will give you the confidence to create your own.Divided into two main sections, Simple Smoothies and Showstoppers, this is a book perfect for both smoothie enthusiasts and newbies. There are options for pre- and post-workout, bedtime and breakfast, and smoothies especially for kids (or adults) who need more greens in their diet.David and Luise also share their recipes for nut milks, juices, granola and more, which will add extra sustenance and texture to your drinks. From smoothie bowls to parfaits, milkshakes, popsicles and even desserts, This is a collection of irresistible, fun smoothies that you will love.
Turning down a drink isn't easy. Not only do you have to deal with your own desire for that chilled and glistening glass of white, you also have to tackle the: 'Why aren't you drinking?''Are you pregnant?' 'Go on... just one!' And the worst one of all: 'You're no fun without a drink!'Well here's the thing: you are fun! And this book shows you how and why you can still be the life and soul of the party, keep your friends, and be sober. Through a broad range of tips and tricks, you'll feel empowered to take on those trigger moments (stressful work day; challenging family life; break ups), as well as classic big occasions (the wedding toast; the bachelorette party; the Christmas lunch).Through the tips, you'll learn more about yourself (why you're giving up/cutting back), how to keep your relationships tight (with your partner, colleagues and friends) and ways to enjoy your new found sobriety, from understanding the benefit to your health to appreciating the improvement in your bank balance.
It has never been a better time for quality ale and brews. But with more amazing beers available than ever before, it s hard to know which ones to choose. Do you want something sharp or smooth? Citrusy or herby? Light or heavy? In comes The Little Book of Craft Beer, which celebrates over 100 of the world s most innovative and tastiest beers. From classic IPAs bursting with zingy hops to silky-smooth stouts, you ll be pointed in the right direction to find the perfect brew for you.Self-confessed beer geek and expert Melissa Cole takes you through the brewing process and guides you to some of the best and most eclectic craft brewers. Combining two of her favourite passions good-quality brews and delicious food, each section is finished with a cocktail and food recipe using beer as the key component. You will also discover a genuinely tasty selection of gluten- and alcohol-free offerings, as well a helpful advice on shopping for craft beer, tasting and food pairing notes. Complete with clear and practical illustrations, and little known facts, hints and tips throughout, The Little Book of Craft Beer is the perfect introduction for newcomers and connoisseurs alike.
Are you planning the ultimate summer cocktail party? Do you long to unwind on a hot tropical beach with a cool drink? Bring a taste of the tropics to your home with Let's Get Tropical. Celebrate summer with over 60 fabulously fruity tropical drinks from Tiki Mai Tais to Cuban Mojitos. Discover the origins of these classic cocktail recipes and get the low down on rum, tequila and other popular exotic spirits. If you need a break from the booze, many recipes feature a "lose the booze" option with all the fruity flavour but none of the hangover. Non alcoholic cocktails can be just as fun! Learn how to mix your drinks like a pro, make delicious, homemade syrups and infusions and create your own flavour combinations. Featuring fun presentation ideas and twists on the classics, get creative and serve your guests a cocktail they will remember - if they haven't had too many Pina Coladas!
In Vignette, sommelier Jane Lopes recommends the 100 bottles of wine (and some spirits and beers) to best expand your wine journey, giving you a complete education of the important styles, grapes, regions, and flavours of this magical and ever-growing world.For each bottle, an index of more affordable alternatives is given too. Alongside the wines, you will find imaginative ways to engage with and remember the foundational wine knowledge that underpins a good drinking experience, as well as Jane's personal stories of her own emotional engagement with each wine. It's part memoir and part wine book, but a lot more fun than either alone. These are wines to live with, learn from and take solace in - a joyous, surprising and revelatory response to that age-old question, What should I drink?
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