When you are serving drinks at a bar, you should have at least basic knowledge of about 200 of the most popular cocktails in your head. A cocktail is, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, “any of various alcoholic drinks made of a distilled liquor mixed as with wine, fruit juice, or soda water and usually iced.” There are thousands of different drink mixes with thousands of different names that people desire.Whether you are planning a small cocktail party at your home, planning to start a new career, or just want to know how to make a given drink, Bartending For Dummies offers a wonderful place to start. This clearly written, easy-to-understand guide can help anyone toCreate more than 1,000 different drinksSet up and stock your home barShake, stir, strain, and serve like a proMake over 100 great shootersBuy enough supplies for partiesThis book takes the mystery out of mixology. Can you put together a perfect martini? Or create the consummate cosmopolitan? From classic drinks to today's coolest cocktails, this comprehensive A-to-Z guide shows you how to mix up whatever libations you or your guests might desire.Bartending For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:The tools required to make any drinkInformation on every type of alcohol including where they come from, how they’re made, and how to store and serve themAlphabetical listing of almost a thousand cocktail recipesHow to make pousse-cafés (layered drinks), punches, and non-alcoholic drinksThere are thousands of bars around the world stocked with everything from beer to vodka. Bartending For Dummies is the ingredient that no bar should be without. This book can help you to be that impressive bartender by showing you everything you need to know about tending a bar.