Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HDG- #Review & #Giveaway: See, Mix, Drink


When I think of holidays I think of cocktails! Nothing like a good drink at a holiday party or girl's night in! But how many of you have run into the problem of: we want to try something new but no one knows anything new? Or you have that one friend who doesn't know how to make drinks and creates a concoction that uses one bottle for three people? (You know who I'm talking about..hehehe). Well, I've been there and that's why I have the perfect book for your party time, mommy time fun! It's See, Mix, Drink, a refreshingly simple guide to crafting the World's most popular cocktails!


This unique, illustrated guide graphically demonstrates how to make 100 of today's most popular cocktails. For each drink, color-coded ingredients are displayed in a line drawing of the appropriate glassware, alongside a pie chart that spells out the drink's composition by volume for intuitive mixing. No other cocktail book is this easy or fun. Instantly understandable 1-2-3 steps show exactly how each drink is prepared, and anecdotes, pronunciation guides, and photographs of the finished drinks will turn newbie bartenders into instant mixologists. 

My Take: I LOVE this book! It is great for get togethers. I always like to try new drinks but I never know how to make any so I have to run to the computer to look them up. Then it's so hard to figure out the perfect way to make the drink. Well this book has everything! It  tells you how to say the drink (like Mint Julep is "mint joo-lip"), has a picture of the drink both illustrated and real, picture of the ingredients, time it takes to make, best time to drink it, and my favorite how many calories! and best of all it has illustrated directions of how to create the drink. No more guessing! Here's a few pictures of my favorite parts of the book:
Calories

drink pages

ingredients

easy to follow picture directions!






And if you're looking for the perfect holiday drinks here's a few in the book to try: Eggnog, Hot Toddy and Panter's Punch. Not to mention all the favorites: Appletini, Margarita, Pina Colada and Sex on the Beach! So what are you waiting for? This book would not only make a great edition to your cookbooks but also a great gift for that adventurous cocktail lover!

Buy it: You can purchase this book for SRP $14.99 from most retailers including amazon.

Win it: I have 2 copies of this book to giveaway! You can keep it for yourself or give it to a friend for Christmas! What a great deal! This giveaway will begin on Nov. 8 and end on Nov. 23. It is open to the US and Canada. Just fill out the simple rafflecopter form to enter!


Disclosure: A copy of the book was provided to me at no charge by the company in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

4 comments:

  1. I'm not very good at making drinks..haha! But I do make a yummy champagne punch with champagne, fruit punch, OJ, and berries... yumm!

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  2. I love mimosas!

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  3. I love apple martinis! I don't really know how to make them though and I know you can by the mix now and just add vodka

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  4. Amaretto and Sweet and Sour Mix, yum!

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