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DIY Cocktails

A simple guide to creating your own signature drinks

Marcia Simmons


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Black Rose, Blood Orange Tequila & Soda, Kentucky Apple Sour: the newest trend in cocktails is creating your own! Now, the editors of have concocted the only guide that teaches you to create your own infallible thirst-quenchers. Using a simple system of basic ratios, you will learn to:
  • Mix new flavor combinations for the perfect new blend using the Flavor Profile Chart as a guide
  • Master advanced mixology techniques from infusing liquors at home to creating custom-flavored syrups
  • Serve the perfect drink every time, whether it kicks off a rowdy party or winds down a romantic evening!

With only nine ratios to master, you'll shake, stir, roll, and build literally thousands of unique and exceptional cocktails. All you need is a good thirst, an active imagination--and this guide!

Adams Media, 9781440507502, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2011

About the Author

Marcia Simmons is a contributing editor at She focuses on developing unique beverages--like the Bee's Teas and Razerac--that satisfy the growing desire for gourmet cocktail recipes online.Jonas Halpren is Publisher of and Director of Business Development at Federated Media. He started to share his passion for creative drinks, knowledge of bartending, creative alternatives to boring cocktails, and to demystify the intimidating cocktail world for regular folk.