Whatever the occasion, a party just wouldn't be a party without drinks to liven things up. Whether it's a flute of Champagne, a pitcher of Margaritas, or a nonalcoholic Flamingo, it's liquid refreshment that fuels good times. This truly comprehensive guide presents more than 170 libations from around the globe. Recipes range from all-time classics such as Martinis and Manhattans to Mudslides, Bellinis, and--for the more adventurous party-giver-Vampiros, Flatlines, and Silver Bullets. (Luckily, there's also a chapter on hangover cures!) Notes on local customs accompany international specialties such as Brazil's Caipirinha and Poland's Porterowka, a potent blend of vodka, stout, and porter. And, since cocktails, like parties, are all about style and indulgence, secrets of good presentation are revealed. Some drinks will be familiar, others new, but all are sure to break the ice at any social gathering. Try them at your next affair. They'll be the hit of the party--and you'll be the host of the season.
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