There really is an art to preparing mixed drinks and MIXOLOGY is a one stop shop for everything readers need to know about this popular craft. With a straightforward, easy to understand and humorous writing style, Holly Rapport guides readers through the 'mixology' process. What does it take to be a master mixologist? For starters you need the right tools (or the right substitutes), the freshest ingredients, a stocked drinks cabinet and a desire to serve the best and most delicious drinks possible. Rapport gives helpful tips on how to chill serving glasses, sugar or salt a rim, prepare garnishes and how to serve ice, as well as which glasses to use and how to measure your ingredients. MIXOLOGY is a comprehensive drink guide, featuring dozens of modern concoctions that will make any party a hit such as the Aviation, the Darb, the Gin Cobbler, the Widow's Kiss and the XYZ as well as classics like the Mint Julep, the Manhattan and the Tom Collins. It also enables readers to get the most out of the booze in their cabinet - from vodka to bourbon to brandy- and even wine and champagne.
Holly Rapport works at Discovery Communications, Inc in Washington and, when she's not practising the art of mixology, she can be found training for marathons, writing non-fiction and travelling.