Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: DK (September 6, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 9.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #364,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #244 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Cocktails & Mixed Drinks
I got this book for my wife because she finds fancy drinks entertaining and would like to try making some herself. She really liked this book, and so do I.First of all this book is absolutely gorgeous. It's hard-cover, and the cover is a beautiful shining gold. The inside has softer, muted colors, but is filled with fantastic page layout, and glorious pictures (if you've read any of DK's recent releases you know how great they are at taking a boring subject and making it pop of the page with beautiful pictures and fantastic page layout). Okay, all that's to be expected.ContentContent-wise you need to know what you are getting here. First of all this is not a recipe/cooking book. This is a coffee table book, and presentation is amazing. Mission accomplished. As other reviewers have noted, the author isn't making a book for everyday people to make mixed drinks with cheap ingredients. He assumes you've got a priceless collection of ingredients and mixing tools, and obviously if you did you'd have no need for this book. This may seem to make this book completely useless, but I disagree with that assessment because of how amazing this book is at what it is, and how inspiring it is.If you were just looking for a book on how to mix drinks something much plainer that you might get messy would be in order. This book may very well INSPIRE you. You see the RIGHT way to make very exotic drinks, and using that as a template you can improvise with what you can personally afford. And for a project, you can attempt to make ONE of these drinks as close to the outrageous recipe as possible. Whether or not this is fun to you will depend entirely on you.
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