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The Baileys Cookbook - Bakes, Cakes and Treats for All Seasons (Hardcover): Bailey S The Baileys Cookbook - Bakes, Cakes and Treats for All Seasons (Hardcover)
Bailey S
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Baileys is so much more than a delicious, indulgent drink. It's a divine doughnut in the spring sunshine, a spiced cold brew at a summer picnic, a heavenly chocolate pot after an autumn walk and a feel-good fondue eaten in your winter pyjamas. In these pages, you'll discover more than 60 recipes to take you year-round with Baileys, from scrumptious cocktails and sensational desserts to five-star hot chocolates and simple puddings with a twist. Mouth-watering truffles, delectable rocky road, luscious ripple ice cream, decadent s'mores and dreamy cheesecakes - all perfect for a moment of pure pleasure. So dive in and treat yourself...

Chilling Cocktails - Classic Cocktails with a Horrifying Twist (Hardcover): Jason Ward Chilling Cocktails - Classic Cocktails with a Horrifying Twist (Hardcover)
Jason Ward
R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Did Silence of the Lambs leave you reaching for a smooth bottle of dry red wine? After reading The Shining did you have an unaccountable urge to sip a red rum concoction? And did Bram Stoker's Dracula induce a craving for... well, perhaps the less said about that the better. If so, fear not - you are not alone! Chilling Cocktails is a creepy compendium of 50 drinks inspired by the most frightening horror stories ever written. Each delicious recipe is accompanied by dark and compelling facts and anecdotes about the inspiring story, certain to get you in the mood for a cool refreshment. What's more, if you can keep your appetite after reading the grisly details, a selection of complementary snack ideas are also sprinkled throughout. Try pairing 'Dracula's Kiss' with some 'Night of the Living Dead Cheddar Bites'. Or 'Carrie's Prom Punch' with 'Paranormal eggtivity Deviled Eggs'. The perfect gift for the horror and booze fan in your life, Chilling Cocktails is all you need to get the party started for your next horror movie night or Halloween party - just make sure the doors and windows are locked first!

The Little Book Of Prosecco (Hardcover): Orange Hippo! The Little Book Of Prosecco (Hardcover)
Orange Hippo!
R135 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R27 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Save water: Drink Prosecco

Who doesn't love a chilled glass of Prosecco? Champagne's younger, more affordable Italian cousin is a light, dry sparkling wine, perfect for every occasion. From a summer tipple to a tasty cocktail, dinner accompaniment or festive fizz, you just can't beat it. And as global
sales would indicate, Prosecco is the new black.

Bubbling with Prosecco-infused wit and wisdom, and mixed with recipes for some of Italy's most iconic Prosecco cocktails - the Spritz, Rossini, Mimosa - The Little Book of Prosecco is a sparkling celebration of one of the world's best-loved wines that will have you
reaching for a bottle and popping that cork in no time.

Prosecco has only 90 calories per glass - that's less than a banana!

The Little Book Of Rose (Hardcover): Orange Hippo! The Little Book Of Rose (Hardcover)
Orange Hippo!
R135 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R27 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Anything is possible with sunshine and a glass of rosé.

Pale and delicate or robust and ruby red, rosé has fuelled a revolution in the drinking world. Take a dip into this fact-filled book and discover the fascinating history of the pink drink, along with truly informative details on the winemaking process, types of grapes, growing regions of the world and the best ways to select and serve your rosé. Celebrate the halcyon days of summer all year round with 20 cocktail recipes and a variety of food pairings. Amuse yourself with entertaining quotations and sayings that capture the love of rosé. Explore fun facts, stats and trivia. There is something here for everyone, whether you prefer your Provence dry and sparkling or you're a brosé who loves frozé.

Taste - My Life Through Food (Hardcover): Stanley Tucci Taste - My Life Through Food (Hardcover)
Stanley Tucci
R443 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R26 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'It's impossible to read this without becoming ravenous!' -- Nigella Lawson 'It is as infectious as it is delicious, as funny as it is insightful. The only reason to put this book down, is to go cook and eat from it' -- Heston Blumenthal From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. Before Stanley Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, and the perfect Negroni, he grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the table. He shared the magic of those meals with us in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table, and now he takes us beyond the recipes and into the stories behind them. Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about growing up in Westchester, New York, preparing for and filming the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia, falling in love over dinner, and teaming up with his wife to create conversation-starting meals for their children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burnt dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last. Written with Stanley's signature wry humour and nostalgia, Taste is a heartwarming read that will be irresistible for anyone who knows the power of a home-cooked meal.

Anthologin (Hardcover): Samuele Ambrosi, Maurizio Maestrelli Anthologin (Hardcover)
Samuele Ambrosi, Maurizio Maestrelli
R718 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R113 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Anthologin is the product of a fortuitous encounter that brought together Samuele Ambrosi, an internationally renowned, multi-award-winning barman with a stellar resume, Maurizio Maestrelli, esteemed journalist and author of several books on beer and spirits, and Serena Conti, fine illustrator and designer whose collaborations have extended far beyond Italy's borders. It tells the fascinating story of gin, that most popular of spirits whose long, seductive history transcends aromas and flavour, technical traits and production systems. It's a story brimming with fascinating anecdotes on gin's origins and evolution, political and economic influences, and episodes involving famous figures. And it is this "behind the scenes" knowledge that renders every sip of gin so special, realisations that help us better appreciate the rebirth of mixology and the revived interest in gin. Today you hold the definitive gin guide in your hands.

The Sheffield Beer and Spirit Bible (Paperback): Joe Food The Sheffield Beer and Spirit Bible (Paperback)
Joe Food
R259 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

From a rich heritage in cask ales dating back to the industrial revolution to its role as a driving force in the UK's craft beer revolution, Sheffield can proudly proclaim to be one of the country's most significant brewing cities. Today it boasts over four times as many breweries than that of Greater London, churns out around 1,000 different beers each year and has a growing number of venues committed to stocking a wide range of local brews. Take a tour with us through the Steel City's thriving beer and spirits scene, showcasing some of the many wonderful pubs, bars, shops, breweries and distilleries that unite to make the city one of the UK's most exciting destinations for connoisseurs of real ale, craft beer and (increasingly so) gin!

1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die - Updated for 2021 (Paperback): Dominic Roskrow 1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die - Updated for 2021 (Paperback)
Dominic Roskrow
R632 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R91 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Philosophy of Whisky (Hardcover): Billy Abbott The Philosophy of Whisky (Hardcover)
Billy Abbott
R259 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'The true pioneer of civilization is not the newspaper, not religion, not the railroad but Whiskey!' - Mark Twain From illicit distillation to worldwide export, whisky has a powerful and multi-faceted history. Writers including Robert Burns, James Joyce and Haruki Murakami have all mused on it, and there are strong opinions on every aspect, even down to how the word itself should be spelled. A staple of the classic cocktail, whisky is at the heart of diverse cultures around the globe, both in the established whisky traditions of Scotland and Ireland and in newer practices, such as the first Swedish malt whisky distillery, Mackmyra, opened in 1999. This book will take you to whisky landmarks all over the world, including the record-breaking Karuizawa distillery in Japan and Kavalan, the distillery that put Taiwanese whisky on the map. Get to grips with the four key ingredients - grain, wood, yeast and time - then learn how to taste whisky like a pro, from glassware to cocktails, and become a part of the international whisky family.

The Art of Mixology (Hardcover): Cottage Door Press The Art of Mixology (Hardcover)
Cottage Door Press
R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Cocktails have an unwavering, timeless style, so become a purveyor of fine drinking with this collection of classic and contemporary recipes. The Art Of Mixology offers a stunning anthology of cocktail recipes to make at home. You'll find an informative introduction packed with all the essential knowledge any experienced or novice mixologist could ever need. Illustrated, hardback book featuring 200 recipes for classic cocktails and curious concoctions to suit every occasion The drinks are grouped by spirits featuring Gin & Vodka; Rum, Whiskies & Brandy; Bubbles (both naughty and nice); Something Different and MocktailsCocktails range from a Singapore Sling, a Buck's Fizz, and a Cosmopolitan to a Highland Fling, a Brandy Julep, and a Baby Bellini. All recipes are simply written, even novice cocktail makers are guaranteed a perfect result every timeAn indispensable book for the budding mixologistExplore the art of mixology with this stylish guide

Fever-Tree Easy Mixing - More than 150 Quick and Delicious Mixed Drinks and Cocktails (Hardcover): Fever-Tree Limited Fever-Tree Easy Mixing - More than 150 Quick and Delicious Mixed Drinks and Cocktails (Hardcover)
Fever-Tree Limited
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

*** 'Thanks, Fever-Tree for de-mystifying the whole mixing business and making us all Cocktail Masters. There's no excuse now: here's the secret to great, refreshing, stylish serves first time, every time!' Ian Buxton, author Gin: The Ultimate Companion. From the world's leading premium mixer brand, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing: More than 150 Quick and Delicious Mixed Drinks and Cocktails, is Fever-Tree's follow up to the bestselling Art of Mixing. With clever variations on the classic gin and tonic to a selection of spritzes, mules and mojitos, to some nifty no-and-low alcohol alternatives and a handful of pitchers for when the party really gets started, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing celebrates how easy it is for anyone to enjoy quick and delicious drinks at home.

One Hell of a Day - Cocktails to Fix that Sh*t (Hardcover): Vesper Rox One Hell of a Day - Cocktails to Fix that Sh*t (Hardcover)
Vesper Rox
R185 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Has your 9-to-5 turned you into a zombie? Has your commute left you utterly drained? Has the world's hypocrisy driven you mad? Yup, life sucks hard sometimes. But no matter what's getting you down right now, rest assured there's a drink to fix that sh*t. Whether it's gin, vodka, whisky or rum you're in need of, raise your spirits with this essential collection of cocktail recipes for the not-so-good, the bad, and the downright ugly days in life, featuring: - 20 'Rescue Remedies' including Death in the Afternoon, Penicillin, Corpse Reviver and Old Pal - 20 'Big Gun' recipes including Army and Navy, Godfather, Rusty Nail, Gimlet and Satan's Whiskers - Master techniques such as shaking, muddling and straining (the cocktails, not yourself) - Advice on useful equipment, including glasses, shakers and garnishes (just because your life is sh*t doesn't mean your presentation has to be) So next time the daily grind grinds you down, grab One Hell of a Day, kick back, have a laugh and mix yourself a strong drink to make it all better.

Botany of Gin, The (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock Botany of Gin, The (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock
R396 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R54 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

From its roots in ancient Greek herbal medicine, the popular spirit we now know as gin was established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century as a juniper-infused tincture to cure fevers. It gained notoriety during the London 'gin craze' in the eighteenth century before enjoying a recent resurgence and a profusion of new botanical flavourings. Garnished with sumptuous illustrations depicting the plants that tell the story of this complex and iconic drink, this enticing book delves into the botany of gin from root to branch. A diverse assortment of aromatic plants from around the world have been used in the production of gin over the course of several centuries. Each combination of botanicals yields a unique flavour profile that equates to more than the sum of its parts. Understanding the different types of formulation, and the main groups of plants used therein, is central to appreciating the drink's complexities and subtleties. As this book's extraordinary range of featured ingredients shows, gin is a quintessentially botanical beverage with a rich history like no other.

Whiskypedia - A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky (Paperback, New Edition): Charles Maclean Whiskypedia - A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky (Paperback, New Edition)
Charles Maclean 1
R409 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R77 (19%) In stock

Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition as it is by science. Whiskypedia explores these influences. Introductory sections provide an historical overview, and an explanation of the contribution made by each stage of the production process. Each entry provides a brief account of the distillery's history and curiosities, lists the bottlings which are currently available, details how the whisky is made, and explores the flavour and character of each make. Charles MacLean has spent thirty years researching, writing and lecturing about Scotch whisky. Whiskypedia is the result of deep immersion in its subject. It will guide, entertain and inform novices and experts alike.

Three Ingredient Cocktails - 60 Drinks Made in Minutes (Hardcover): Kate Calder Three Ingredient Cocktails - 60 Drinks Made in Minutes (Hardcover)
Kate Calder
R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With 60 recipes, Three Ingredient Cocktails demonstrate that all the best cocktails are made with no more than three ingredients - think martini, old fashioned and margaritas. Divided by main ingredient - gin, vodka, tequila, whisky, rum and sparkling wine - each drink can be whipped up in five minutes or less, with simple snack suggestions at the end of each chapter to pair with them. Three Ingredient Cocktails shows you also how to make the most of a simple home bar set up, and how to turn your living room into an on-trend cocktail lounge. With make ahead and batch cocktails, as well as renowned classics, this book is everything you need to bring elegance and style to your cocktail hour.

Claridge's - The Cocktail Book (Hardcover): Claridge's Claridge's - The Cocktail Book (Hardcover)
Claridge's
R674 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R162 (24%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'...Not that I intend to die, but when I do, I don't want to go to heaven, I want to go to Claridge's' - Spencer Tracy 'When I pass through the revolving doors into the glamorous lobby of Claridge's in London, I always feel a thrill. You enter a world of sophistication and wonderful service... Claridge's is my ultimate treat' - Lulu Guinness This glorious guide contains all the inspiration you'll need for the cocktail hour, with a spirited - and no/low - selection of more than 500 recipes suitable for every occasion. Whatever your tastes and wherever your location, this new bartender's bible will enable you to share the magic of Claridge's with family and friends, from your own cocktail cabinet. Co-authored by Denis Broci (Director of Bars) and Nathan McCarley-O'Neill (Director of Mixology), this handsome volume encompasses classics from every period in Claridge's history, new inventions that reflect the evolution of the art of drink-making and drinks of every style from every elegant space within this grand institution. Whether you prefer something sparkling, sweet, stirred, complex, sharp, refreshing, bracing or sour, an inviting glass awaits. CONTENTS INCLUDES: Champagne & Sparkling Featuring Champagne cobbler, French 75 and Gimlet royale Stirred & Complex Featuring Oaxacan old fashioned, Silver bullet martini and Widows' kiss Short & Sharp Featuring Between the sheets, Gin basil smash and London calling Long & Refreshing Featuring Peachblow fizz, Singapore sling and Tom Collins No & Low Featuring Adonis, Diplomat and Rome with a view

Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon - The Story of How Buffalo Trace Distillery Became The World's Most Awarded Distillery... Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon - The Story of How Buffalo Trace Distillery Became The World's Most Awarded Distillery (Hardcover)
F Paul Pacult
R485 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R95 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Learn about one of the most impactful distilleries in American history in this comprehensive tale Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon tells the fascinating tale of the Buffalo Trace Distillery, from the time of the earliest explorations of Kentucky to the present day. Author and award-winning spirits expert F. Paul Pacult takes readers on a journey through history that covers the American Revolutionary War, U.S Civil War, two World Wars, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon covers the pedigree and provenance of the Buffalo Trace Distillery: The larger-than-life personalities that over a century and a half made Buffalo Trace Distillery what it is today Detailed accounts on how many of the distillery's award-winning and world-famous brands were created The impact of world events, including multiple depressions, weather-related events, and major conflicts, on the distillery Belonging on the shelf of anyone with an interest in American spirits and history, Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon is a compelling must-read.

Mashies and Mash Tuns (Hardcover): Andrew Brown Mashies and Mash Tuns (Hardcover)
Andrew Brown
R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Cocktail Seminars (Hardcover): Brian D Hoefling The Cocktail Seminars (Hardcover)
Brian D Hoefling
R488 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R67 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

As a senior at Yale, Brian Hoefling realised that his classmates were about to enter the real world with an imperfect knowledge of how to order, prepare, and enjoy cocktails. To remedy this dangerous deficiency, he devised and taught The Cocktail Seminars. In his subsequent career as a cocktail teacher and writer, Hoefling has developed and refined The Cocktail Seminars into the present book. Each of the five seminars herein (from beginner to advanced) covers 30 different drinks, which are arranged so as to progressively introduce the ingredients of mixology, as well as its history and its core principles-souring, bittering, sweetening, aromatising, drying, lengthening, and mouthfeel. Problem sets and exams challenge readers to apply what they've learned to the creation of new and variant drinks. Those who are less serious about their cocktail education may also consult The Cocktail Seminars for drink recipes as needed, or display it as a handsome accessory on their bar cart-but they are only robbing themselves of a brighter future through the gift of education. The Cocktail Seminars is handsomely bound in vegan leather and furnished with all the charts and photographs one would expect from a proper textbook. It will make an excellent gift for all but teetotalers.

Rare Whisky - Explore the World's Most Exquisite Spirits (Hardcover): Patrick Mahe Rare Whisky - Explore the World's Most Exquisite Spirits (Hardcover)
Patrick Mahe
R1,033 R960 Discovery Miles 9 600 Save R73 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A beautifully packaged look at the world's finest whiskies, with detailed photography of each bottle Rare Whisky is a stylish exploration of the world's finest and rarest whiskies, exquisitely packaged in a hardback book with slipcase. This book looks at the most exceptional whiskies across the world, focusing on key producers such as Scotland, Ireland, the USA and Japan, as well as interesting rarities from the likes of India and Taiwan. With beautiful photography of extremely rare bottles, from a breathtaking 1920s vintage sold at auction to the best offerings from recent years, Rare Whisky is essential reading for all whisky lovers.

Pantry Cocktails - Inventive Sips from Everyday Staples (and a Few Nibbles Too) (Hardcover): Katherine Cobbs Pantry Cocktails - Inventive Sips from Everyday Staples (and a Few Nibbles Too) (Hardcover)
Katherine Cobbs
R444 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R167 (38%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Craft delicious, creative mixed drinks using pantry staples with this essential recipe book guaranteed to satiate any cocktail craving. We all want to be the type of host who can put together a tasty meal or a delicious appetizer for unexpected company by creatively using the odds and ends from our pantry or fridge. That same improvisational approach can be applied to home bartending with impressive (and tasty!) results. Knowing how to enlist the everyday basics cluttering up your kitchen, like condiments, jams, pickles, and sauces, means you can craft inventive, flavorful cocktails on the fly, satisfying cravings and fulfilling your guest's requests. Pantry Cocktails is an organized, easy-to-follow guide that not only includes cocktail recipes but accompanying themed food boards (such as The Warming Hut Board inspired by New Mexico flavors), helpful tips and hacks, and useful pantry suggestions. Recipes include: -A Sushi Mary with the wasabi and white miso pastes in your fridge (from that sushi delivery last week) -A Basil-Cello Frosecco or Ginger-Orange Shrub Shandy from your garden -Off-Season Bellini using peaches from your cupboard You will learn which key bottled spirits to keep in your liquor cabinet, which fridge and cupboard staples you can repurpose, and how to use seasonal herbs from your patio or garden to create outstanding cocktails that are sure to satisfy and impress.

The Little Book Of Tequila - Slammed To Perfection (Hardcover): Orange Hippo! The Little Book Of Tequila - Slammed To Perfection (Hardcover)
Orange Hippo!
R135 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R27 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A celebration of all that is neat about tequila.

Following hot on the heels of whisky, vodka and gin, tequila has become the latest spirit to be revolutionised, gentrified, and beautified in the last ten years. Every day a new small-batch, craft, artisan, tequila brand opens its doors to a loyal and thirsty following of blue agave lovers desperate to get their hands on this nectar of the Aztec gods.

The days of slammin' and shootin' shots with a lick of salt and a suck of lemon have passed, and replaced by a definitive twenty-first century glow-up, swapping shot glasses for champagne flutes. Indeed, there is a lot more to tequila than meets the eye, and The Little Book of Tequila has researched itself into sweet oblivion to give its readers more than an eyeful of this mysterious and delicious spirit.

SAMPLE QUOTE
'A little tequila, sunshine and tacos never hurt anybody' Ron Woodroof (played by Matthew McConaughey), Dallas Buyers Club, 2013, as seen on IMDB.com.

SAMPLE FACT
Like fine French wine and fizz, in order for tequila to be made and sold as tequila, it can only be produced in five regions in Mexico: Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, Tamaulipas, and Jalisco. The latter, Jalisco, is far and away the largest producer of this blue agave nectar.

SAMPLE FACT
In 2019, the United States bought more than 240,000,000 bottles of tequila, approximately 80 per cent of the world's total supply. The top five states that consumed the most tequila were, you guessed it, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, California, and Maryland.

Of peats and putts - A whisky and golf tour of Scotland (Hardcover): Andrew Brown Of peats and putts - A whisky and golf tour of Scotland (Hardcover)
Andrew Brown
R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Cafe Brulot (Hardcover): Sue Strachan The Cafe Brulot (Hardcover)
Sue Strachan
R388 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R61 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Cafe Brulot examines the cocktail that was born of a legend and has endured through the centuries, showcasing New Orleans's love of flavored drama. A combination of coffee, liquor, and fire, Cafe Brulot also goes by the name Cafe Brulot Diabolique, "devilishly incendiary coffee." Varying somewhat depending on what restaurant makes it, the base ingredients of this unusual after-dinner drink are coffee, brandy, sugar, cinnamon, lemon, oranges, cloves, and sometimes an orange liqueur. Although the drink may have originated in France, Cafe Brulot is primarily mixed in New Orleans, making it a unique Crescent City tradition. In this entertaining little book, Sue Strachan delves into the history of the cocktail, the story of its various ingredients, and the customary implements used to serve it.

The Gin Drinker's Year - Drinking and Other Things to Do With Gin; Day by Day, Season by Season (Hardcover): Tara... The Gin Drinker's Year - Drinking and Other Things to Do With Gin; Day by Day, Season by Season (Hardcover)
Tara Richardson
R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Gin Drinker's Year is a day by day, season by season celebration of all things gin. With everything from 150 gin cocktails and gin-infusions, plus 30 delectable gin-spiked food recipes such as Penne alla Gin or Minty G&T Lollies, to heartfelt tributes to Snoop Dogg's 'Gin and Juice', the sozzled wit and wisdom of renowned gin soak Dorothy Parker and the rules of Gin Pong and Ten-Gin Bowling, there's an entry for every day of the year. You'll also discover fascinating snippets of gin-eral knowledge such as the history of vermouth, the Christmas gift that the beefeaters of the Tower of London are given every year, and why you most definitely should be celebrating National Gingerbread Day. So let the festivities be-gin. This is every gin lover's handbook to the best year ever. Highlights include: January - New Year's resolutions, Burns Night, Al Capone and a celeriac gin-fusion. February - Spin the Bottle, National Toast Day, Pancake Day and the Leap Day Cocktail. March - Gin Snap, White Day, St Patrick's Day, Earl Grey and some rather questionable poetry. April - Shakespeare's birthday, National Raisin Day and a Great Gatsby inspired Gin Rickey. May - Dick Bradsell's birthday, a Delft Donkey, a little opera and International Tea Day. June - Strawberry Fields, World Gin Day, Father's Day, a load of cobblers and floral foraging. July - Independence Day, genever, National Pi a Colada Day and garden games. August - Lychees, Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash, World Oyster Day and Dubonnet. September - Hedgerows, Florida, International Talk Like a Pirate Day and directions to Park Lane October -International Gin & Tonic Day, the Beer Flood, spooky concoctions and Sake. November -Albert Camus, National Espresso Day and the anniversary of Casablanca. December - Humphrey Bogart's birthday, Roald Amundsen, Gin Pong and fizzy bubbles.

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