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With only three ingredients to wrangle, even the most hesitant beginner will start shaking in this quick but comprehensive guidebook. Whether intimidated by the vast number of recipes out there or the long lists of special-order ingredients, aspiring but reluctant mixologists can learn to craft a variety of cocktails with ease. In the process, they will master how to stock a home bar without gutting the bank account. Recipes include five simple and delicious cocktails from each of the booze categories (gin, tequila, rum, vodka, whiskey, plus the "whatnots"), supported by the history and distinctive characteristics of each liquor type. A few basic and not-so-basic techniques for mixing and serving cocktails round out the useful information, including a steady and humorous supply of booze-related factoids worthy of showing off at a cocktail party. Perfect for anyone interested in mixing a drink or appreciating the finished product, this book is a must-have for anyone setting up their first home or bar.