See Mix Drink
A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting the World's Most Popular Cocktails
By Brian D. Murphy
(Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316176712, 232pp.)
Publication Date: October 2010
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Have you tried mixing a Mojito? What about a Rusty Nail? Or a Cosmopolitan? With See Mix Drink, the first-ever cocktail book to offer instruction through info-graphics, making the drinks you love at home is as easy as, well, See, Mix, Drink.
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.
BRIAN D. MURPHY is a cocktail enthusiast, designer, and recovering investment banker who lives in Minneapolis, where he can frequently be found mixing drinks for friends and family. His favorite cocktail is the Old Fashioned.
"A new, super-visual guide to drink-making."—GQ
"Clever...breaks down cocktails into visual representations (think pie charts and fun infographics."—Newsweek
"A picture book for the soon-to-be-pickled."—Cooking Light
"Let the simplicity of See Mix Drink wash over you like the pleasure of a perfect Old Fashioned."—Cool Material
"A humble rebuttal to mixological excess."—Slate